May is Mental Health Month.
1 in 5 people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. But despite its prevalence, many of us are hesitant to prioritize our mental well-being. That could mean reaching out for support when you’re going through a challenge, recognizing you need a break or taking a class to improve the way you handle stress.
We don’t question the importance of choosing nutritious foods or the positive impact of physical exercise on our health. Advocating for our mental well-being should be just as accepted too.
Individuals explore more mindful living for lots of reasons. Just a couple could be quality of life, performance enhancement and service to others. But one of the most compelling reasons is to manage stress. And no wonder! 80% of U.S. workers feel stress on the job, and nearly half say they (and their colleagues) need help learning to manage it. So why shouldn't it be totally mainstream to use mindfulness meditation programs, which are validated by 47 clinical studies to diminish anxiety and stress.
Let's make caring for our mental health the new normal!
Chandler Wellness, in partnership with M2 Well-Being, is excited to announce three, live, virtual "deep-dive" mindfulness workshops, an opportunity to focus on tools that support your mental and emotional well-being. Register at m2wellbeing.as.me/cityofchandler, or click on the links below.
Because we understand the live sessions don't fit into everybody’s schedules, we will be recording all the workshops and making them available on demand, through July. After each workshop, you'll find the sessions here to watch any time, along with a few guided mindfulness meditations too.
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UPCOMING MINDFULNESS WORKSHOPs
Our neural biology is wired with a negativity bias. Left unchecked this becomes the default operating system of the brain leading us to scan for the things that are going wrong. Yet we do have a way out of this spin cycle of negativity. Research indicates that cultivating gratitude and appreciation intentionally can rewire our brains, leading us to greater happiness and contentment, stronger relationships and improved health and well-being. This class includes lecture, experiential exercises, guided mindfulness practice and interactive discussion that help cultivate gratitude and quiet our negativity bias.
May 25, 2021
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