Winfield Artists offers several ways to learn about and engage in mindfulness practices. First, you might be wondering: What are mindfulness and mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness has been described as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally” by Jon Kabat Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Mindfulness meditation simply means setting aside specific time to rest the headspace and remind oneself to be mindful, that is: to be present in the moment with intention and without expectation. Mindfulness is a practice that one can engage all day, every day. Because it is easy to get caught up in the stresses of thinking about the future (to-do lists, worries, upcoming events) as well as the anxieties of the present (family obligations, financial strain, social justice issues), it is helpful to use the quiet space of meditation to regularly engage or revisit one’s mindfulness practice.
Dr. Swindall has practiced meditation for over twenty years and holds a 200-hour training certificate in multi-faith and inter-disciplinary meditation and contemplative practices from the Open Center in NYC. She can help you or your organization learn more about mindfulness and engage in a recurring practice. You can book a one-on-one session(s) to develop or foster your mindfulness practice. She leads weekly mindfulness meditation sessions live via Zoom. Email Winfield Artists to learn more about joining these classes.