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Mindfulness

DIY Stress Relief Activities

$20

with Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES, LRC Health Educator

Calendar Next session starts Oct 17, 2018 at 5 pm

Life can be stressful. Stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and minds. It is important to take time to reduce stress levels to keep ourselves healthy.

Join us for an evening of relaxing activities. Listen to soothing music and sip tea while making your own stress-relief projects, including:

  • Glitter jar
  • Mini Zen garden
  • Stress ball

Please note: We will be using an essential oil diffuser in this class

Embodied Mindfulness

$60

with Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2018 at 6 pm

Mindfulness is a practice that helps you become more aware and engaged in your life. Embodied Mindfulness is a practice that ties formal meditation with ordinary life by using your senses. Join Liz and learn how to match the mind and body. This will help you connect more deeply with the environment and the richness of everyday life. Sessions include sitting practice, walking, guided experiential exercises and discussion. Some past experience with meditation is advised.

Exquisite Empathy: Creating the Conditions for Healthy Caregiving

$20

with Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Calendar Next session starts Dec 10, 2018 at 6 pm

In this class for professional and family caregivers, we will explore how mindfulness, self-reflection and creative expression can help you find a healthy balance between you and the people in your care.

You will learn:

  • How to practice and integrate mindfulness into your busy life
  • Simple tools for self-awareness
  • How to creatively shift your perspective
  • The possibility of feeling okay even when nothing around you is okay

Fundamentals of Mindfulness

$60

with Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Oct 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This four-week class is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness; training the mind to be awake and aware in the present moment. Mindfulness can help reduce stress, support healing and improve well being. The class will include practice, discussion and suggestions for integrating mindfulness into our busy lives. You do not need any previous experience.

Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness to Children

$15

with Erica Marcus, MAT, Teacher, and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm

Children can benefit from practicing mindfulness just as much as adults! Join us to learn how a consistent mindfulness practice can help children build focus, empathy and emotional regulation skills. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, lower rates of missed work/school days, and increase cognitive performance in children.

This class will be helpful for parents, caregivers and teachers who care for children in grades pre-K through 12.

Certificates of attendance will be available if requested.

Mindfulness & Technology

$15

with Erica Marcus, MAT, Teacher, and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Nov 6, 2018 at 6 pm

Technology, like computers and smart phones, gives us incredible access to information and one another. However, it can also easily take over our attention and have a negative impact on our wellbeing. Young people are growing up in a world where technology is everywhere. They are still developing, so they are even more prone to negative effects.

Through this interactive class, families will learn about how technology impacts people who use it often and who depend on it. We will:

  • Review current research around screen use
  • Identify your current technology habits
  • Practice some mindful technology use
  • Create a Mindful Technology Use Plan for your family

This class will teach you how to manage your technology use, and how to support mindful technology use in your family, rather than be controlled by it. Children over 10 who are accompanied by parent are welcome. The price is $15 per person.

Movie Night: The Connection: Mind Your Body

$20

with Mary Bitterauf, CHES, CHWC, Certified MBSR Teacher

Calendar Next session starts Oct 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The Connection is a feature documentary that uncovers the latest science in mind body medicine and proves we have much more to say about our health than we thought possible.

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Australian journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey traveled the world in search of the missing link in healthcare.

From interviewing world leading scientists to meeting people with remarkable stories of recovery from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis, this documentary delves into the link between our mind and body.

Please join us for a brief discussion after the movie.

Teaching Mindfulness to Children Workshop

$60

with Erica Marcus, MAT, Teacher, and Certified Mindful Schools Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three-part series explores more in depth than the one-night Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness to Children. In each class, the instruction will include modeling, discussion, and practice. You will learn how to teach mindfulness strategies to children as you cultivate your own personal practice.

Each class will focus around a theme:

  • Class one will look at senses and body
  • Class two will focus on emotions and the mind
  • Class three will revolve around compassion practices.

There will be light homework required, in which you will be asked to complete at home practice sessions and deliver material to young people in your life.

A foundation in mindfulness practice or previously taking the Introduction to Teaching Mindfulness to Children class is preferred.

Certificates of attendance will be available if requested.





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