Half a day Retreat: Meditation & Mindfulness Escape.
We come to pick you up and we drive to a beautiful place in nature for our practice.
We practice some traditional sitting meditations, some meditations in movement and a beautiful mindfulness walk between the beach and the rainforest.
Our aim is to give the participants different methods to train and quieten the mind while discovering and enjoying the beauty of Byron Bay.
(Price can be shared between a few people if you are a couple or small group/ 3 people max.)
Thank you for your understanding as we can get very busy and enough cancellation notice allow us to offer the experience to another participant.
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How meditation and mindfulness can change your brain and improve your health
Stress-related health problems are responsible for up to 80% of visits to the doctor and account for the third highest health care expenditures, behind only heart disease and cancer. But as few as 3% of doctors actually talk to patients about how to reduce stress. Mind-body practices like yoga and meditation have been shown to reduce your body’s stress response by strengthening your relaxation response and lowering stress hormones like cortisol. Yoga has been shown to have many health benefits, including improving heart health and helping relieve depression and anxiety. But the cost-effectiveness of these therapies has been less well demonstrated — until now. The study Dr. James E. Stahl and his team of Harvard researchers studied a mind-body relaxation program offered through the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. The 8- week program taught participants several different mind-body approaches, including meditation, yoga, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral skills, and positive psychology. The study volunteers participated in weekly sessions and practiced at home as well. The researchers found that people in the relaxation program used 43% fewer medical services than they did the previous year, saving on average $2,360 per person in emergency room visits alone. This means that such yoga and meditation programs could translate into health care savings of anywhere from $640 to as much as $25,500 per patient each year."
Posted November 18, 2015 Marlynn Wei, MD, JD Contributing Editor
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