Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mindful Living Class Goffstown, NH

Mindful Living 7-Week Series in Goffstown, NH

February 14th thru April 4th
Thursdays 6:45PM to 8PM
No class week of February 24th 
More details about registration and fees can be found at:
http://goffstown.k12.nh.us/AED/
Class offered thru Adult Education Program at Goffstown High School





This 7-week class will introduce aspects of mindfulness, and explore meditation to help you perhaps feel more moments of calm, reduce stress/worry and enhance or bring about a greater sense of well being to everyday life.

Some specific topics we will explore/discuss are:

Mindfulness as it relates to eating, communication, relationships, parenting, and daily life as we know it.

Meditation as a means to both cultivate calm and gain greater awareness/focus.

Breaking down the barriers to meditation and dispelling some of the myths that exist concerning practice.
  
This program is based, in part, upon the 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, MBSR, that was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Mindful Living class in Goffstown, NH is an exploration of that MBSR program, a “taste” if you will, of what the full 8-week program has to offer. 

It is also an opportunity to learn about mindfulness and meditation in a fun, informal manner that will give everyone a chance to develop some new skills to help tackle problems and feel more at ease with life.

In addition to teaching this Mindful Living class, I provide meditation instruction, both privately and in class settings. I have over 20 years of personal experience in mindfulness, meditation and yoga. In 2012, I completed the professional teacher-training practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. My earlier corporate career was in the banking, manufacturing and computer industries  where, in addition to my management/sales/marketing responsibilities,  I taught and developed a myriad of training programs focused on team building and leadership skills.

Please Note: The Mindful Living class is not meant to take the place of the actual, consecutive 8-week MBSR program. It is, however, a great way to learn more about elements of the program, along with several meditation techniques that could enhance your current meditation or mindfulness practices. In addition, if you are or have been a participant of MBSR, this class may help you to refresh your knowledge of its benefits as well.

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