"Between the stimulus and response, there is a space and in that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. " ...Victor Frankl
The power of mindfulness lies in the ability to chose a wise response in this space.
Anybody can meditate! Yes, anybody!
A regular practice of mindfulness leads to transformation when we learn to not be a victim of our experiences, but rather the observer of our experiences. Studies show that a regular meditation routine can:
- Help lessen depression
- Support healthy aging
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve metabolism
- Improve brain health
- Help you cope with stress
- Decrease inflammation
Mindfulness Meditation Workshop and ongoing weekly sessions.
Join me for a beginners workshop where we explore what mindfulness is and what it is not. Some people try to meditate and say they can't, when in reality they just did not experience the desired result. Mindfulness meditation is not about reaching a certain state of mind, it is being present to what is in the moment in a non-judgmental manner. It is about having an openness to, and an acceptance of the present moment. This is a skill that takes time, consistence and patience to master.
We will meet weekly for 90 minutes for 9 weeks. check out the schedule here
In this workshop you will learn:
· Ways to prepare yourself by settling the mind prior to meditation.
· Different kinds of mindfulness practices and how to incorporate it in your everyday life
· Mindful communication, and how to improve your relationships using this skill.
· The science behind stress, and ways to manage stress using mindfulness.
· Strategies for managing strong emotions.
· Inquiry exercises to support self-awareness and much more!
Saturdays 10: 30 am - 12:00 pm Jan 7th-March 4th 2023 at Integra Wellness Center community room located at 1040 Edgewater Corporate Parkway, Indian Land SC 29707.
Recording will be provided for missed sessions.
If you are going to miss more than two sessions, it would be best to join me next time I offer the workshop.
Register for the virtual 9 week Mindfulness for Beginners Workshop
Weekly Meditation Group sessions: Practice in a group setting by dropping into one of the weekly Meditation group sessions which are 45 minutes long and include a short mindfulness practice followed by a short discussion. The goal is to be part of a supportive group to deepen our practice and learn new skills. This is open to beginners as well as people with experience. Mondays 7:00 pm-7:45 pm on zoom. Registration required.
Mindfulness for Teens- Workshops and ongoing weekly sessions
Today’s youth are growing up in a world that is ever-changing, and an alarming number of teens are reporting increasing stress, uncertainty, depression and anxiety. For instance, 61% of college students in 2016 reported to have sought counseling for anxiety. Even young children report feeling stressed at school, with concerns ranging from bullying, inability to cope with academic rigor, fear of failure, to peer pressure. Teaching mindfulness to students is one way of equipping youth with empowering tools to better manage their experience. When the youth learn mindfulness skills, gain new insight into how they can more effectively navigate their inner world as well as the challenges of the outer world. Just like any other skill, it is learned faster when introduced at a younger age.
Mindful Teens is a beginner Mindfulness Meditation 9 week long workshop, which teaches teens how to cultivate a regular meditation practice, what to expect from a Mindfulness practice, and how to use these skills in our day to day life. There will be an emphasis on learning how to manage emotions by cultivating a skillful relationship with emotions. In this virtual workshop we will explore different mindfulness practices, learn how to incorporate mindfulness skills in our day to day lives, learn the science behind stress, and learn strategies to access the inner still place when things get tough. Each session will include a lecture, discussion, and different mindfulness practices. Dress comfortably and bring a journal.
This program will be offered in summer of 2022 on zoom.
Ongoing Teen Mindfulness sessions are held on Fridays from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm. Registration is required. This program is open to beginners who want to learn how to meditate and for someone with experience looking to deepen their practice. There will be a 20 minute meditation followed by a discussion on different topics relation to mindfulness, like "Using mindfulness skills to communicate better", "Learning how to Pause and realign when things get tough", "Importance of self compassion for optimal well being", "How to be consistent with our daily practice"
Some of the observed benefits of mindfulness for students include:
Increased attention and focus
Improved behavior in schools
Improved social skills
Enhanced emotion regulation
Reduced stress and anxiety
Register for the virtual Mindfulness for Teens Workshop
Recording will be provided for missed session. If you are going to miss more than two sessions, it would be best to join me next time I offer the workshop.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PAYMENT
$45 per month for meditation sessions or $12 per session
$250 Mindfulness Meditation 9 week long workshop, with option to pay in 2 installments
$210 Mindfulness Meditation 6 week long workshop for Teens
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