Mindfulness and Meditation Classes

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“There are certain ways in which I cultivate awareness, both through mindful yoga and taking care of my body and taking time to actually drop as deeply as possible into stillness, into whatever is unfolding in the present moment.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D.

 

(1) Mindfulness for Stress

Bob Lawrence- Instructor

If you are new to mindfulness or need a refresher course this class will renew your commitment to the importance of mindfulness in everyday life and relationships. Numerous reputable scientific studies, including several conducted by Harvard Medical School (see below) have shown that regular mindfulness meditation can reduce the stress and anxiety in your life as well as other emotional and physical problems.

This class explores how mindfulness can improve your life and introduces several mindfulness meditations that can help develop your own practice. Others who have taken this class have reported how mindfulness has given them a tool to address stress and anxiety and improve the quality of their lives. Hope to see you there.

“Scientists and therapists (cognitive behavioral therapy) have discovered the benefits of using mindfulness meditation to:

Relieve stress
Manage heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain, sleep problems, gastrointestinal difficulties
Treat mood problems
Help prevent depressive episode relapse”
-Harvard Medical School Special Report – Stress Management – page 28