Mindfulness meditation is a stress reduction technique that has been studied to help with anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Minority stress is a unique experience that oppressed peoples, such as queer and transfolk, carry the burden of, and mindfulness can assist in the development of resilience. We will also explore the concept of self-compassion, which is a method of developing a kind awareness in the face of difficulties, increasing emotional resilience and allowing us to be present for life’s challenges.
This FREE session will be led by Kody Carlson, a researcher in the area of mindfulness meditation, and Regional HIV AIDS Connection's own Gay Men's HIV Prevention Worker, as well as Victor Feunekes, our GayBiMSM & Youth Sexual Health Educator and a mindfulness practitioner.
It will be hosted at Moksha Yoga London Downtown. Open to all gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer dudes! Prior meditation experience is not necessary. Hope to see you there!
For more information, contact Kody at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519.434.1601 ext. 250.
RSVP is not required, but anyone's welcome to send us a message so we can get an idea of how many people to expect.