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Mindfulness Meditation Group

About This Event

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. This state is described as observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. It encompasses two key ingredients: awareness and acceptance. Awareness is the knowledge and ability to focus attention on one’s inner processes and experiences, such as the experience of the present moment. Acceptance is the ability to observe and accept—rather than judge or avoid—those streams of thought.

A 2019 review showed that mindfulness interventions offered multiple benefits for individuals with cancer, including:

  • reducing stress
  • reducing pain
  • improving quality of life
  • reducing fatigue
  • providing relief from digestive disorders
  • improving symptoms of sleep disorders
  • improving immune response
  • providing support for caregivers

The review also noted that mindfulness may even help prevent cancer by increasing levels of melatonin, a hormone known to have anti-cancer properties.

Valley Health’s Integrative Care meditation groups include instructional and experiential time. Each meet-up will include mindfulness techniques that can be used at home and an opportunity to experience meditating together as a group.

Whether you’re an experienced meditator or completely new to meditation, these groups can help support your healing process.

  • Registration Cost: Free
  • How to Register:
    No Online Registration For questions or more information, contact our Integrative Care Program Coordinator at jhudson@valleyhealthlink.com or 540-536-8198.