Wellness & Performance

Mindfulness

What does it mean?

When we are mindful, we are paying full attention to our experience of the present moment with an attitude of curiosity and non-judgement.

 

 

Why practice mindfulness?

The practice of cultivating nonjudgemental attention to present thoughts, sensations, emotions, and physiological states is associated with emotional well-being, greater access to coping and problem-solving strategies, and optimal performance.  

 
 

Mindfulness-Based Therapies and Practices:


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T)

helps teens cultivate mindfulness and use mindfulness techniques and practices in their daily lives. Research has found that MBSR-T is associated with increased feelings of contentment, self-efficacy, self-compassion, and empathy and decreased physical symptoms, such as headaches.  MBSR-T is an 8-session program that can be implemented one-on-one or in a group setting.  CLARITY offers MBSR-T to individual clients by-appointment and it may be covered by insurance.  Also, CLARITY offers MSBR-T groups throughout the year.


Life Force Yoga 

is an accessible yoga practice designed to work with and manage anxiety and depression. Life Force Yoga integrates yoga pose, flow, meditation, and breath-work and promotes self-compassion and acceptance of all mood states. Regular practice helps to increase the space between life events and our emotional and behavioral responses to events.  CLARITY offers one-on-one Life Force Yoga sessions by appointment and small-group sessions on a rotating schedule.


Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE) 

is a 6-session, mindfulness-based training program, tailored to meet the unique and specific needs of athletes.  MSPE can be administered in a group/team format, as well as one-on-one.  CLARITY offers MSPE to teams and individuals by-appointment.


Creative Arts

provide opportunities to connect with present-moment sensory experiences, including sight, hearing, touch, and body awareness.  At CLARITY, local artists, musicians, and others who create and facilitate creativity  will offer periodic small-group workshops to promote mindfulness through creative expression. Workshops are designed for children, teens, and adults to meet diverse needs, interests, and developmental levels.