Mental Health and Mindfulness Programs
Join the YMCA, in partnership with West Chester University, for this special Whole Health Family Challenge.
Being mindful means paying attention—and keeping our attention—in the present moment, rather than allowing our attention to become distracted or carried away by thoughts and worries about the past or the future. We can press the pause button on these thoughts and rest our attention in the present, which can give us needed relief and boost our mental health and well-being. According to the Mayo Clinic, “practicing mindfulness exercises can have many possible benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, lessening negative thinking and distraction, and improving mood”.1
Mindfulness practices provide us with tools for resilience, stress relief, and inner confidence. At the Y we provide a variety of options to assist you in this practice.
1. Mayo Clinic Health System (2020). Use Mindfulness to Improve Well-Being.
At the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, we’re committed to your whole health. This means that in addition to the wonderful facilities, equipment, and classes that we provide for physical exercise, we’re bringing you Mindfulness programming to support your mental health.
Family Whole Health is a nine-week program providing health, wellness, and nutrition resources to help your family live a healthy and whole life. Participants will explore the many factors of health with trained experts and educators, including healthy behaviors, good eating habits, movement, managing stress and getting better sleep. Enrollment is limited.
Our vast virtual offerings at YMCA360 provide a Mind & Body category. So, take a deep breath and start your mindful journey with this active, meditative collection of programs. Don't have a login yet? Learn more.
YES! In 2021, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine introduced the Employee Wellness Program (EWP) for our corporate members. Learn more about how to invite in your employees today. You can also review the mindfulness offerings for our EWP corporate members.
YES! The Y can focus on material specific to your school. Covering beginning strategies and knowledge of mindfulness to help reduce stress, anxiety and conflict. Helping create a positive outlook, encouraging positive school culture and good choices. Teachers and staff want to use mindfulness to help students be more supportive, nurturing, and kind. Learn more.