Mindfulness, Meditation and the Stress Response
Equipped with innate, restorative qualities, both body and mind have the ability to heal from tremendous stress and misalignment. Contemplative insight and modern research both underline the beneficial role of mindfulness and meditation in alleviating stress and restoring healthy balance and vigor. In addition, these practices have been used for millennia to uproot heavy psychological conditioning and habitual tendencies, both persistent ailments that can keep us trapped in suffering and confusion. During this session we cultivate our personal practice, learn about relevant neurobiology, and explore the interconnectedness between deepening contemplative insight and personal freedom.
This session is from Worldwide Insight’s Healing & Insight series which ran in 2016. This series explored the sharp end of suffering – including addiction in its broadest sense, depression, physical and mental pain, and stress – through the lens of the Buddhist teachings.