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Mindfulness - Sessions and Training

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If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan

How is your mind? Is your mind full? Our heads can be so busy, filled with what we need to do, or repeating a conversation we've had with another person, or it might start to wander and imagine over and over situations that you have been involved in.

Perhaps it might be thinking of the past, worrying over the future, ruminating over and over... If it is constantly busy, then the practice of mindfulness may be of help.

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing the mind back into the present moment, and continuing to bring the mind back to the present moment - gently and kindly - whenever it wanders away again.

Whatever we are doing, we can do so mindfully, whether we are eating, talking, listening, walking, or when driving.

When we allow our minds to come fully present into the present moment, we can silence the mind noise and start to experience peace of mind.

If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear.
If you let your upset mind settle, your course will become clear.

is your mind full?

By focusing on the present moment, people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others.

Kindness is an essential component of mindfulness. Bringing kindness to yourself as you work with your mind, bringing kindness to others, is all a part of mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness has been found to be an effective element in the treatment of depression, especially preventing relapse and for assisting with mood regulation. For substance abuse, for eating disorders, for conflict, and anxiety.

The benefits of mindfulness techniques... In addition to greater well-being, scientists have discovered that when practiced daily, mindfulness can help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties.

Mindfulness sessions and training.

I trained in Mindfulness at UCLA, and bring my skills and practice to share in sessions. I offer one hour sessions as well as 6 week training courses. In a mindfulness session you will start to learn mindfulness meditation and mindfulness skills. I have also added quite a few mindfulness videos to my blog. Link is at the top of the page.

Mindfulness Course: A 6 week long training in mindfulness.
Over the six weeks, you will learn all you need to know to develop your own mindfulness practice, including...

  • Mindful breathing
  • Mindfulness of the body
  • Mindful eating
  • Mindful walking
  • How to use the Mindful Body scan
  • Techniques for working with pain
  • Loving Kindness for self and others

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    Mindful Expressive Art Sessions ...

    "It's not about the artwork, it's about the heartwork". Brene Brown

    These are sessions learning about and experiencing mindfulness and playing in art journals... no need for any art experience in these sessions, I show you step by step how to start and learn about the creative process. Or, if you are an artist, use your artistic tools to deepen your artistic practice, unblock, and create original art from your own inner, intuitive, creative, self.

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