Now providing services in our offices located in Bonita Springs and Fort Myers

3575 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, 34134 • 13130 Westlinks Terrace Unit 8, Fort Myers, Florida, 33913 • (239) 495-7722 • (239) 443-4577 Fax

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Although meditation has been a tradition practiced in many cultures around the world for thousands of years, it wasn’t until the 1970’s that the scientific community published a vast amount of research about meditation and its benefits. The results show a common discovery: the practice of meditation may have a positive impact on body and human mental health. The popularity of meditation has also increased throughout the recent years; it is so well-known, that medical, educational, and mental health institutes offer meditation training and recommend practicing it to support the well-being of the community.

The positive impact of meditating points out to several scientific proven benefits. For instance, meditation reduces stress, controls anxiety, promotes emotional health, enhances self-awareness, lengthens attention span, may reduce age-related memory loss, and more.

At Sunshine State Counseling Center, we believe that practicing meditation may provide individuals with a source of compassion not only for others but for themselves as well.

Our teacher Andres Jikan Ariza is a Zen student with great charisma and sense of empathy. His teaching lineage dates back over 2,500 years to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. He also graduated from the 10-month 200-hour meditation leader program at the Sage Institute.
Classes are offered in our Bonita Springs location every Friday at 5:30 pm. Donations are welcome and they will be handed directly to one of the multiple children’s care agencies we have alliances with.

Please register here