Once you have been practicing for a period of time, it is almost inconceivable that you ever could have managed without it in your life—it is that powerful, and also that subtle, because at the same time it doesn’t seem like any kind of ‘big deal.’ Mindfulness is both nothing special and incredibly special, totally ordinary and completely extraordinary, all at the same time. - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness dates back to the time of the Buddha 2,600 years ago, but its also a universal practice that anyone can benefit from. Today, it has expanded beyond its historical roots and can be seen in many contexts. It is now broadly used in Western medicine and psychology to reduce stress and anxiety, lift mood, and promote overall health and well-being. Mindfulness is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible, and focused.
Introductory workshops are taught using a combination of experiential practice (guided meditation and reflections), conceptual teaching and inquiry (the opportunity to dialogue or questions).
The learning objectives for theme-based workshops (i.e., Mindful Eating, Stress & Resilience) are for participants to gain greater awareness of the session theme, how it shows up in their life and how to bring the skills mindfulness to support and relate more wisely to the particular theme or facet of life.
Three-Hour Introductory Mindful Self-Compassion
Sunday, July 31
Please check out our MSC workshop page for more information.
Three-Hour Introductory Mindfulness
Sunday, September 26
Introductory Mindful Eating
Sunday, December 5
Four-Week Introductory Mindfulness
Wednesdays – 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. from February 1 to 22
To register for any workshop, please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org