Mindful meditation has many potential physical and psychological benefits for older adults, including better focus, enhanced calmness, less stress, and improved sleep. Research shows that mindfulness and meditation can reduce depression and pain, and boost emotional well-being.
What Are They?
- Mindfulness: Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves noticing what’s happening in the present moment, without judgement. You might take notice and be aware of your mind, body or surroundings. The technique has roots in meditation, but you don’t have to be spiritual, or have any particular beliefs, to try it.
Mindfulness aims to help you:
- become more self-aware
- feel calmer and less stressed
- feel more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings
- cope with difficult or unhelpful thoughts
- be kinder towards yourself.
- Many people find practising mindfulness helps them manage their day-to-day wellbeing,
- Breath-Work: Often used to help calm the mind, improve mental clarity and reduce anxiety. We explore a range of gentle exercises and techniques taught through the 6 week course that can be done seated in a chair.
What Are The Benefits for Older Adults?
- Better focus
- Enhanced calmness
- Less stress /anxiety
- Improved sleep.
Research shows that mindfulness and meditation can reduce:
- & Boost emotional well-being.