Free Online 1-hour Intro to Mindfulness Class
[For Offerings page]: I will be doing a free, online 1-hour Introduction to Mindfulness class on Monday, August 8 at 1 pm Eastern. For more info, click here. I will also be offering the full 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course starting Monday, August 22 at 1 pm Eastern. To learn more, visit the webpage for the course.
I’ll be offering this class on Monday, August 8 at 1 pm Eastern. This session also serves as an orientation for the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course I’ll be teaching starting on Monday, August 22 at 1 pm Eastern. If you want more info about the MBSR course, click here. To register for this 1-hour session you can click here or use the button below. Read on for more info.
Most everyone has heard about the benefits of mindfulness, ranging from decreased stress to enhanced well-being. But when you try it, it can seem like not much is happening other than your mind going into overdrive. Plus, who has time to sit still and follow your breath these days?
Part of the problem is expectations. There is a sense that mindfulness is about generating a state of calm on demand. That can happen, but really it is about getting quiet and seeing how your thinking mind—with the best of intentions—tends to follow patterns that add to stress. Once we begin to see those patterns, we can work with them to change how we meet life’s challenges. And it isn’t that hard to do.
This class will provide a framework that will help you get a better sense of what mindfulness is. We’ll go over a bunch of ways to bring more mindfulness into your life in the form of brief, in-the-moment practices that can be extended into formal meditations if you are inclined. There will be handouts on what we cover, and time for discussion so we can learn from each other.
I think you’ll find this session can make the idea of mindfulness more applicable and accessible. And if you aren’t sure if you can attend, you are welcome to register anyway and you’ll at least get the handouts.