The Benefits of Meditation with Kelly Hyatt
Updated: Jan 3
On this session Mindfulness teacher Kelly Hyatt introduced us to the many benefits of meditation both physical and emotional and explains easy ways to incorporate this practice into our daily lives. She also used the time to lead us all in a relaxing guided meditation.
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” - Unknown
Mindful Self Compassion 8 Week Program
Kelly is running a new online Mindful Self Compassion 8 week Session beginning on Thursday, January 12th to Thursday, March 2nd and runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm each week. There is also a Silent Retreat on the morning of Sunday February 12.
Should you be interested in more information or would like to sign up, you can get in touch with Kelly or sign up via Eventbrite below:
Video: How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains
Article: researchers study how Meditation seems to change the brain in depressed patients
Article: Change Your Mind: Meditation Benefits for the Brain
Suggested Apps for Meditation Support
Insight Timer - Try Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Sara Blondin
Smiling Mind - Many different types of meditation
UCLA Mindful - If you are new to Meditation you could try their Getting Started section
Healthy Minds Program - If you are looking for inspiring talks and a deeper dive into Mindfulness information, check this out!
Ten Percent Happier - This is my app of choice but to be honest I chose it before these other free options were available. Dan Harris interviews Meditation and Mindfulness thought leaders regularly on his podcast. I also love that they offer up a suggested daily meditation so I don't have to do the work to find one.
Calm - Another wonderful resource
Stolen Focus; Why You Can’t Pay Attention - and How to Think Deeply Again By Johann Hari
This is the book I mentioned, it analyzes why we struggle to concentrate and makes suggestions on how we might learn how to think deeply again.
From the creators of the Mindful Self Compassion Program
Self Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
By Kristen Neff
The Mindful Path to Self Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts
Kelly's Contact Information