What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a practice in which one pays attention on purpose to present experience, without judgment. By slowing down, being fully present, and examining the mind and emotions with acceptance, the mindfulness practitioner can find:
  • Freedom from suffering      • An increased ability to stay in the present moment      • More openness to "things just as they are”
Acknowledging present moment reality is the first step toward transformation and insight. Because of insights that arise from self observation, practitioners often experience an increase in positive mind states such as joy, compassion, equanimity, and kindness.

Research has shown that mindfulness based interventions are helpful and effective for overall health and well-being, specifically:

  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional Reactivity
  • Personal Growth
  • Anger/Stress Management
  • Job or Relationship Stress
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Auto Immune Diseases
  • Coping with Cancer
  • Insomnia
  • Fibromyalgia



Our Courses & Services
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ico mbsr
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses taught by the Atlanta Mindfulness Institute, the premier provider in the southeast.

Mindfulness & Psychotherapy
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training tailored for healthcare professionals. CEUs available for mental health professionals.

ico mbct
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy combining the best of cognitive therapy with a Mindfulness-Based approach as an intervention for recurrent depression.

Advanced Mindfulness Programs
4-6 weeks programs designed to deepen and strengthen your mindfulness practice.

Child & Parenting Courses
Bringing mindfulness into the family.

ico retreats
Residential Mindfulness Meditation retreats at the Elohee Retreat Center in the North Georgia mountains.

Custom Courses
Mindfulness programs tailored to the specific needs of your organization or company.


Audio Meditations

The following meditations are for your use. They vary in length from 15 minutes to 45 minutes
and are examples of mindfulness meditations. We hope you enjoy them.