Why Mindfulness?

The practice of mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Programs provide our community leaders, mental health counselors, healthcare providers, educators, professionals, staff, nonprofit workers serving disadvantaged and marginalized neighborhoods, parents, teens and children with effective practices, skills, approaches, and ways of working with stress and difficult challenges in their lives.

It deepens awareness, improves attention and focus, calms the mind, body and heart, cultivates the ability to “respond” rather than “react” in unhealthy ways, increases emotional regulation, improves decision making, strengthens performance, builds resilience, and fosters tolerance, kindness and compassion for oneself and others.

Mindfulness reduces measurable levels of stress and negative stress outcomes (including disease, trauma, PTSD, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, anxiety and depression) for adults and children empowering them to cultivate healthier, more resilient, effective and compassionate ways of living.