MEETING DATES: June 4, 11, 18, 25th @7pm
Mindfulness is now a household word. It’s not only being taught in medical environments for pain management and stress reduction; schools and large organizations/businesses are now offering students and employees classes in mindfulness as a way to help reduce stress and improve well-being, resilience, focus, problem-solving, and relationships.
You may have heard about mindfulness, but don't quite know what it's all about. Or you may have read books or articles about it but you don't see how it might benefit you. Or you may have already experienced the benefits of mindfulness but are struggling to maintain a consistent practice.
This Introduction to Mindfulness course offers an ideal opportunity to get a taste of mindfulness, discover the benefits of integrating it into your life, and learn how to do it consistently.
The science is emerging and already revealing several benefits of mindfulness practice including:
• sharpens attention
• increases resiliency to stress
• cultivates compassion
• improves mental health
• impacts physical health
• can positively impact relationships
Over the course of 4 weeks I will introduce the key elements of mindfulness. We will engage in a few simple mindfulness practices that you can integrate into your everyday life, and there will be time for sharing and questions. The duration, type and frequency of your practice can vary and my invitation is to come to class curious and discover what works for you.
Mindfulness has its origins in contemplative practices that go back thousands of years and can be practiced whether you follow a particular religion or no religion at all. It’s simply a way of relating to the world that can help improve the overall quality of your life.
The study and practice of mindfulness has changed my life; I look forward to sharing it with you.
Chairs will be provided; feel free to bring your own cushion if that is most comfortable.
About Sharon - http://www.listentoyourlife.com/meet-sharon.html