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: