Life happens in the here and now. Everything else is simply a fragment of the mind. Mindfulness – or simply being present – has proven effective in the management of stress, trauma, depression and more.
At our Healing Earth Foundation workshops at women’s shelters in Cape Town over the weekend, we conducted the first workshop in our 8-week mindfulness series, introducing the ladies to the concept and its benefits. An accessible documentary by mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn kick-started the programme, followed by a group discussion and body scan meditation.
A highlight of the day? Seeing how calm and centred the ladies were after just one meditation, and hearing one of them tell us how she felt like she was breathing through her toes! We can’t wait to return to continue our work at the centres next weekend.