Using mindfulness practices as the entry point, over the next eight weeks, we will focus on the development of your ability to concentrate and systematically expand your focus of attention. You’ll learn about the physiological and psychological bases of stress reactivity. We’ll use mindful meditations as an entry point to learning how to respond in positive, proactive ways to stressful situations when you’re not meditating.

Through your own experience you’ll begin to explore what it means to be fully engaged in the present moment via ordinary things, like the body, the breath, sounds and sensations. You’ll be introduced to mindful eating and mindful breathing. And in this first session, you will become familiar with the working of autopilot and how to identify it in your life.