In this workshop we will look at how Mindfulness and Mediation can help us to step out of our stressful lives and enter a space that allows us to heal, process and move into a healthy balance. Meditation and mindfulness activities teach to be present in a holistic way, to be aware of our environment and our experience, to observe with objectivity and calm and to see things as they truly exist.
One skill of mindfulness is learning how to focus your attention on one thing at a time. This includes being aware of and able to recognize all the things that are going on around you (for example, sights and sounds), as well as all the things that are going on inside you (for example, thoughts and feelings).
• Nonjudgmental/Nonevaluative Observation.
This skill is focused on looking at your experiences in a nonjudgmental way. That is, simply looking at things in an objective way as opposed to labeling them as either "good" or "bad." An important part of this skill is self-compassion.
• Being in the Present Moment.
Part of mindfulness is being in touch with the present moment as opposed to being caught up in thoughts about the past or the future. An aspect of this skill is being an active participant in experiences instead of just "going through the motions" or "being stuck on auto-pilot."
• Beginner's Mind
This skill of mindfulness focuses on being open to new possibilities. It also refers to observing or looking at things as they truly are, as opposed to what we think they are or evaluate them to be. For example, going into a situation with a preconceived notion of how things will turn out can color your experience. This can prevent you from getting in touch with the true experience.
You can pay for the workshop when you attend.