Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

In the past mindfulness has typically been associated with the cultural practice of meditation. However, in the past decade MRI studies have slowly shown the medical practice of mindfulness to be one of the most effective treatments for anxiety and depression. It is now widely prescribed my mental health professional as an easy, at home method to cope with stress and anxiety.

If you’re interested in learning about the practice, the Disability Department, offers weekly workshops where you can practice and learn the technique.

Classes run every Wednesday, 5-6pm, Level 3 union House, Disability Space