Mindfulness Meditation

Learn to slow down from the busy pace of University...and life!

Mindfulness is about being present and in the moment.  These free, daily, drop-in classes foster an accepting, non-judgmental environment to learn and practice different forms of mindful meditation.  

Please join us every day at 1pm @hccutmwellness on Instagram Live for guided meditations facilitated by UTM counsellors and staff volunteers. The daily practice on Wednesdays will be a 30-minute mindful yoga exercise, facilitated in partnership with the RAWC.

No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation is required -- everyone is welcome.

Lower Stress.  Improve Mood.  Feel Better.

Need a little encouragement?  Sign-up for our Weekly Mindful Reminder here.

 

Documented Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Increased emotional regulation
  • Increased social skills
  • Increased ability to orient attention
  • Increased working memory and planning and organization
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased sense of calmness, relaxation, and self-acceptance
  • Increased quality of sleep
  • Decreased test anxiety
  • Decreased ADHD behaviours- specifically hyperactivity and impulsivity
  • Decreased negative affect/ emotions
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Decreased depression
  • Fewer anger management problems

Source: Association for Mindfulness in Education

Powerful Video about Mindfulness in Schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOGM_-zKPTE

Silhouette of a person practicing meditation