Mindful Stress Reduction
About This Event
Mindful Stress Reduction is for people who want to commit to one month of regular mindfulness practice that includes mindful homework activities. The program is a shortened version of the MBSR class, an 8-week class, also taught here. A variety of practices will be taught including meditation, body scanning, lujong, mindful eating, and more. The relationship between mindfulness and stress, and mindfulness and health, including positive changes in brain function, will be described in an understandable fashion. Talking and listening exercises, plus group discussions are included in this course.
The benefits of this course are that it provides the participant with instruction, information, structure, and support for developing and maintaining mindfulness practices. The resulting skill of mindfulness of our bodies, thinking, and emotions brings insight into how we relate to stress and to life. We see choices that never occurred to us before. Rather than living with constant fear of not getting what we want, we begin to remember what it is like to feel good about being alive.
Class 1: Mindfulness of Body
Class 2: Mindfulness & Awareness of Ordinary and Pleasant Events
Class 3: Mindfulness & Awareness of Unpleasant Events
Class 4: Awareness of Stressful Reactivity
Full Day: A day of practice activities being fully with yourself in slience
The work you do in these classes and in daily homework does require commitment on your part. You have to be willing to show up, to practice a new skill, and to let go of expectations. But of course you would not be doing this unless you did have expectations, e.g. a more balanced, stress-free life. Therein lies the paradox and one among many topics that we will discuss.
Group work is a valuable part of this program. People generally find that the experiences they report on from the past week are appreciated by others in the group. We can relate to and learn from the experiences of others.
My role will be to guide you, lead you in lujong (Tibetan body exercises), answer your questions about mindfulness, meditation, and body practices; facilitate discussions; and support you in any way that I can. I will provide you with recordings and other materials for the course.
Venue HighlightsMeditation is for everyone.
We all have a body, so we nourish it, and exercise to keep it healthy. Our minds need the same kind of attention and care. Meditation training allows our mind to focus, relax and open. This is how we join our head, heart and life.
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DirectionsFrom Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, take on I-85 N to exit 245 (7 min (6.7 mi), turn right at Atlanta Ave SE(4 min (1.4 mi, turn right at Grant St and proceed to Common Ground Meditation Center, 1030 Grant St SE #3, Atlanta, GA 30315, on the left..
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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