What we're about

My name is Cecilia Howard and I am a teacher/instructor of mindfulness meditation and MBSR. I have been practicing meditation for well over 23 years now and have found it to be a most useful and fulfilling means of being with the stresses and strains of daily life in a more purposeful way. I am is someone who recognizes the benefits and vital need of making mindfulness practice a daily part of my life.

In addition, I have been trained to teach MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) the program established by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Shrewsbury, MA. This groundbreaking training program was established over 30 years ago for people to learn how to face the ups and downs of daily life, while feeling more confident about their ability to take charge of their health and well-being. It has now given rise to well over 750 programs offered world wide.

I also have made it a priority to participate/attend at least 3 to 5 additional training programs, retreats and seminars per year regarding mindfulness, meditation and MBSR. This is a personal passion of mine and one that I know can do so much for people in a positive way. Life long learning, as well as an embodiment of the practice enhances my ability to train and guide other people in an informed way.

My former career/work experience was in the banking, and later, the manufacturing industry in a sales/marketing/management capacity. In addition to my management responsibilities, I took a leadership role in developing and training, company-wide, employees in the area of sales/new business development, leadership skills, as well as team building strategies, just to name a few. I am a seasoned public speaker and would be most happy to speak with your organization, group, students, or employees about mindfulness and how it can truly help!

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A Taste of Mindfulness Meditation Practice

The Back Stop Chiropractic Health Center

A Taste of Mindfulness Monthly Meditation Practice Group Milford, NH 10:15 AM to 11:15AM Attendance limited to first 10 participants, including myself. So please RSVP! So, unwind, relax and find more calm moments in the midst of all that is happening in your life right now! This is a fun, relaxed, and welcoming group of like-minded individuals who come together to practice, learn and perhaps discover something new about themselves in the process . In fact, we encourage everyone, people of all faiths, political affiliations, nationalities, LGBTQ+, married, divorced, single, adults, and teens age 17 and up to attend. Judgment free zone. User friendly format style of class that espouses no religion or dogma. Perfect for beginners or those who are more seasoned with meditation. The fee to attend is flexible. You pay any amount from a minimum of $10 to $20 as a show of your appreciation for my experience and guidance and reflective of your personal financial needs. I can accept either cash or checks in person, or you can pay by credit card from this website by clicking on this link below. Thank you! https://secure.meetup.com/http-mindfulmatrix-blogspot/contribute/ Each month we will alternate with a variety of guided meditations, some silent sitting time, gentle mindful stretches, and perhaps a walking or standing meditation or reading relevant to mindfulness. Chairs are always provided. If you prefer, bring a meditation cushion, backjack, blanket or whatever else you need for comfort. Sorry. No room for yoga mats. Regular attendance truly does make a difference, however please come join us any time you are able to schedule the time. NEXT DATES ARE: 2018 Nov 18, Dec[masked] Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, Apr 21, May 12, June 9, WHERE WE ARE LOCATED: The location has moved from Bedford, NH to Milford NH. The group will meet in the lobby of The Back Stop Chiropractic Health Center 536 Nashua Street in Milford, NH. Plenty of parking both out front and out back. Chairs provided. Located in between the White Duck Car Wash and Giorgios Restaurant. Dark blue, one story building. PLEASE be aware that there is more than enough room for one vehicle to exit or enter the parking lot at a time....so be patient, kind and allow for those who may not know this fact! Doing nothing is essential for thinking to occur. Many of the most important thoughts are unintentional—they can be neither solicited nor cajoled but have a rhythm of their own, creeping up, arriving, and leaving when we least expect them. It is important to cultivate the lassitude of mind that clears a place for the arrival of what cannot be anticipated. Idleness allows time for the mind to wander to places never before imagined and to return transformed. —Mark C. Taylor THANK YOU

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A Taste of Mindfulness Meditation Practice

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