3 Simple Steps to Kickstart your Mindfulness Practice Today!

LifeRoots Therapist Margo Devaney is excitedly gearing up to teach her Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course this summer in Edmonton. She also understands that not everyone has the time or resources to commit to an in-depth 8 week course, and many communities lack access to personalized mindfulness resources in their area. She’s committed to making Mindfulness skills more accessible to Albertans, and is excited to be offering free 75-minute one-on-one online Introduction to Mindfulness session until July 15th while space lasts. During your video call, Margo will take the time to orient you to mindfulness, providing you with a solid foundation to start developing your practice routine so that you can start to really reap the rewards of mindfulness in your life right away. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see Margo’s availability and to schedule your free Introduction to Mindfulness session!

Did you know that developing a mindfulness practice can be especially valuable for those experiencing anxiety, depression or chronic pain? We’ve made it simple for you to get started by compiling the top 3 things you can do today to jumpstart your mindfulness practice:

MAKE A SPACE: It doesn’t have to be fancy, but find somewhere you can lay down a mat, cushion, or make some sort of little nest for yourself. Seeing it there will make a difference. It doesn’t have to be perfect. If you build it, it will be there.

CUE “THE PAUSE”: Try naming an event that happens several times a day – something like eating, seeing a notification on your phone, or starting your car. Noticing when it happens, see if you can use it as a cue to TAKE A PAUSE. Take a few mindful breaths, count to ten, or do a quick body scan. The more you practice, the more likely “the pause” will be there for you when you need it.

LET GO: See if it’s possible to let go of expectations for your mindfulness practice, even the desire for relaxation. It’s about noticing moment-to-moment thoughts, feelings or physical sensations – however that may be, at any given moment. When your mind wanders, this is the opportunity. The moment you realize you are not aware, you are.

Ready to boost your confidence in implementing these tips?

We understand that sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Let us help you shift from skimming information online, to actually starting to implement and notice results. Margo is standing by and would love to show you the ropes, one-on-one to get you feeling confident and excited about the potential mindfulness has to improve your life. You can book your Introduction to Mindfulness Session through our online booking system, below.

Not sure if Mindfulness is the right fit for you? Sign up for a Complimentary Information Session, and Margo will explore what mindfulness may (or may not) do for you, to help you make an informed and confident decision. Mindfulness is just one of many strategies our clients implement to increase their wellness, and we would be honoured to listen to your story and provide suggestions tailored to you.

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