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Mindfulness meditation
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Brief teaching/ Meditation practice/ Group discussion/

First Congregational Church

219 N Granby Rd · Granby , CT

What we're about

This 8 week series invites you to explore and experience mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve health, concentration, self-esteem and interpersonal relations. For maximum benefit, participation in the entire eight-week series is recommended. However, participants are also welcome to come to individual sessions as they wish. They are also encouraged to bring a friend.

Who: Dr. Doug Williams is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He was first introduced to Transcendental Meditation as a college student in the 1970's. As a graduate student in Clinical Psychology in the 1980's, Dr. Williams studied at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA where he was exposed to the Pain Management Program led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who developed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Dr. Williams continued his training in areas of hypnosis, biofeedback training, and meditation approaches to pain management, ADHD, and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) of medical and psychiatric conditions.

What: Basic concepts and approaches to meditation practice will be presented though:

* Brief (10-15 minute) information sessions

* Guided meditation experiences (lasting 10-20 minutes)

* Group sharing and discussion (10-15 minutes)

***Each weekly session will be approximately 50 minutes in length.***

When: Tuesday Evenings: September 18th - November 6th

Where: First Congregational Church Granby

219 North Granby Rd.

Granby, CT

Cost: Sessions are open to all and there are no fees. Participants may wish to contribute a free will offering. All proceeds will benefit the youth program at First Congregational Church of Granby.

How to sign up: Please email to register. You can also sign up at the door on Tuesday evenings. Please come a little bit early.

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