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Hello, I’m Alyssa! My goal is to help you improve your health and reduce stress through the holistic benefits of meditation and mindful practices.

Alyssa Dougherty

Biography
Alyssa is a Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, certified through the McLean Meditation Institute. In 2017, she completed her 200-hour Meditation Teacher Training which focused on the theory, neuroscience, practice, and teaching of meditation and mindfulness. Alyssa turned to meditation and other holistic therapies after a debilitating, chronic digestive illness changed her life. Experiencing the tangible benefits of a daily meditative practice, including reduced stress and inflammation, was an integral part of her recovery. Adopting mindful eating techniques also helped her to embrace newfound dietary restrictions, which led to the creation of AlyssaUnsweetened.com, an allergy-friendly food website devoted to balancing mind, body and spirit. As a teacher, Alyssa offers restorative sessions focused on healing the body through the mind by targeting stress, cultivating more self-compassion, and embracing change.
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ABOUT MY CLASS

de-stress
Discover how to relax the nervous system, reduce stress, and reframe the brain’s bias to hold onto negativity. In this session, we connect mind, body and brain, through deep breathing, mindfulness and guided visual meditation, activating the relaxation response and bringing ourselves back to equilibrium.

Unwind and unpack the day with de-stress meditation that aims to attune your awareness to your senses. Focus on body functions such as breath and pulse can be cultivated to bring us back to homeostasis through the power of the mind. Drop your cortisol levels; regulate pulse and adrenals; increase your sense of calm and ease so you can enjoy the pleasures of life.

mantra
Mantras are postures of the mind, practiced to assist in transcending the mind’s activity. Mantra repetition not only brings focus and clarity, but also shifts the body’s energy on a vibrational level to allow the mind and body to feel re- energized, centered, and receptive.

Mantra meditation, is a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated as an affirmation used to help keep you connected to a particular state of mind.

mindfulness
Attuned awareness is the first stage to cultivating a life experience of ease and contentment. The ability to fully notice our surroundings and our relationship to them is a skill that can be refined through the practice of mindfulness meditation. Reawaken to the internal and external experiences of the present moment through practices that cultivate awareness, self-regulation, and the capacity for presence.

The practice of mindful awareness has a variety of well-documented impacts, including a reduction in toxic stress, an increase in emotion regulation, and an improvement in sustained attention, focus and executive functioning.