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Meditation and Journal Writing: Can’t Sleep?

November 12, 2019 - 18:30 / 20:30

Harbour House Yoga, Peachland, BC

Self-care is important for a healthy life. One of the most important self-care practices is to get adequate sleep. But that can be a challenge.

According to research, women are twice as likely as men to have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep. And there is no shortage of reasons: stress, changes in hormonal levels, premenstrual syndrome, menopause, psychosocial stress (related to coping with work and roles as mothers and wives), depression, anxiety, and weight issues—to name a few.

So how can meditation and journal writing help you get a good night’s rest? Both contribute to “offloading” the worries of the day. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found 20 minutes of mindfulness meditation a day significantly improved sleep quality in adults with moderate sleep disturbances. Another study found journalling reduced bedtime worry and stress, increased sleep time, and improved sleep quality.

In this workshop, you’ll practice mindfulness meditation, yoga nidra, and journal writing to create the space for your body and mind to relax.