Mindfulness techniques are a set of useful mental skills that can build capacity through the neuroplasticity of the brain’s networks. When we practice mindfulness, we help train the neural attention networks which enhance focus, clarity, and attention.

Internationally, research is being done on the effects of mindfulness techniques on the body. These techniques have a resoundingly positive impact on our mental, emotional, and physical health. Mindfulness is quickly becoming the foundation of many physical and psychological therapies impacting recovery of anxiety, stress, physical injury and overall health. As neuroscience and medicine continue to research and image the brain, we are learning the intricacies of cognition, learning, and emotion. Building new synapses and improving how neural connections travel from both the brain to body and body to brain impacts our learning, recovery from injury and overall state of health and well-being.

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What benefits does
Mindfulness Have?


Reduce Anxiety and Build Self- Regulation

Learn how to build and create new neural pathways to train yourself to respond appropriately to stressors that induce anxious states. Regulate the activation of the “fight, flight, or faint” response to reduce anxiety.


Reduce Stress

Develop your capacity to remain calm in the midst of chaos. Access your relaxed focus and approach difficult situations with ease. Mindfulness techniques are as varied as the number of triggers that cause us stress.


Improve Focus and Create Clear Action Plans

Mindfulness techniques teach us to focus and “attend” to the present moment. Each time the mind wanders during meditation and we refocus, we secure the scaffolding of neural synapses to support and clearly visualize our intentions.


Manage Chronic Pain

The discovery that our brain has the capacity to build new synapses is great news for those suffering with chronic pain. Mindfulness techniques help people learn to regulate their pain and build new neural connections to reduce their experience.

Our Mindfulness Specialists

Jo Ann Fawcett, BA, RMT

Owner and founder of Pure Health

Jo Ann opened the doors at Pure Health in 2001 and has continued to grow and evolve since then. Jo Ann combines techniques from several different resources to help her clients relax, heal, and learn.

Mary Ganzon RCST, PMA

Registered Craniosacral Therapist, Pilates Method Alliance Instructor, Movement Specialist

There’s something about Mary that is very special. She has developed expertise in both stillness and movement to help align the body and allow it to move through healing.