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Weekly Drop-In Meditation
This is a simple practice sitting. We'll together decide on a technique. (We use a variety - sound, body scan, thought, lovingkindness and many more!). Then the leader will give brief instruction, we meditate in silence together for about 17 minutes, and then have a few minutes at the end for comments, reports and/or questions. Meditating in a group feels different! There's more energy, it's easier to hold yourself accountable and follow through, and you benefit from hearing about others' experiences. Join us! No need to bring a cushion, although you're welcome to if you like. We usually sit in chairs. Wednesdays 5:30-6pm Please be prompt!

Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy Offices

5537 N Clark Street · Chicago, IL

What we're about

Group members are taught the essentials of mindfulness and how the process relates to their thoughts, feelings and self-perception. The techniques teach you to be aware of what you are experiencing in the moment, which allows for freedom, choice and compassion in how you relate to your thoughts and patterns. Unwanted patterns of relating and behaving discovered during the sessions can then be shifted. Using wisdom from both modern psychology and mindfulness allows patterns to shift more rapidly as the combination of these perspectives addresses patterns at many levels - the intellectual and emotional mind and the neurobiology of the body. The focus will be on learning mindfulness through experiential practices, creating a practice at home, and using the practice to create healthy choices and patterns. Georgia Jones is a psychotherapist and meditator with over 15 years' experience with both. She is the owner of Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy (www.chicagomindfulpsychotherapy.com (http://www.chicagomindfulpsychotherapy.com/)), in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. She and the therapists at CMP use the best of Western psychology and Eastern mindful meditation practices to help clients who are suffering live with ease.

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