What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness was first introduced to western medicine between 1970-80 for use with medical patients suffering from heart problems, pain and cancer. Today it is widely accepted as effective practice and care for many issues.
 
Mindfulness is a comprehensive and flexible paradigm for living and being. This practice does not just address symptoms. It is less about specific techniques or quick fixes. Mindfulness may be described as beautifully simple, but also comprehensive enough to address the complexity of being human.
 
Mindfulness is paying attention to our thoughts, physical sensations and perceptions, in the present moment, without judgment.
 
Meditation is the process by which we train our minds in order to live our lives in a mindful manner. Meditation and mindfulness must be taught by an experienced practitioner knowledgeable in its practice and psychotherapy.  
 
Many have found mindfulness helpful in addressing their issues of trauma, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, food and addiction issues, pain, and self-esteem issues.
 

 

I also provide professional training for mindfulness in the workplace.  Please see the Mindful Work Tab above.  For more information go to The Potential Project at www.potentialproject.com.
 

Mindfulness Classes

 

I offer meditation and mindfulness classes for beginners on a periodic basis.

 

The next class offering is: Saturday February 20th 1-3, Saturday February 27th 10-12, Saturday March 5th 10-12 and Saturday March 19th 1-3.    This class is a series of all 4 classes.

 

The classes are held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 8600 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. 

 

The cost of these classes is $260.00 which includes my Beginner's Practice Mindfulness Guidebook.  . 

 

Please contact me at koldham@carolina.rr.com or at 704-488-2406 for information and to register. 

 

 

 

Adult Support Group

A variety of ongoing practice groups are available in the community to support ongoing mindfulness practice.  Contact Dr. Oldham for more information.

Adolescent Group

Teens have been found to greatly benefit from learning mindfulness with their peers in a professional setting in the adolescent group.  Contact Dr. Oldham for more information.