Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2nd Mini Retreat Offering for 2014




MORNING MINDFULNESS MINI RETREAT
 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2nd

 
Join us as we welcome the start of fall and the holiday season to come with an extended morning of mindfulness practice. 

If you have been thinking or curious about what it would be like, but are not quite ready to commit to a full day, weekend or week long retreat, this might be a gentle way to "put your toe in the water" and give it a try.


The morning time together will involve immersing yourself in both guided and silent mindfulness meditations, gentle yoga, a bit of mindful eating, and reflective journaling. Use this time to go deeper with your practice or reconnect to one that may have been forgotten some time ago.

 
This retreat may be a bit more challenging for those who have never meditated before, so you might prefer attending the "Taste of Mindfulness" classes I hold once a month at the same location to learn how to meditate prior to attending. (Sunday October 26th 10AM to 11:15AM is the next scheduled date for the Taste of Mindfulness Practice)

You do not have to have experience to attend. This is only suggestion for those new to meditation.



RETREAT DETAILS:

TIME:                     8:45AM to 12:30PM                      
COST:                    $25 fee per participant
LOCATION:         BYPC (Bedford Youth Performing Company) 
                                155 Route 101 and Bell Hill Road Bedford, NH



Cecilia Howard                   603-801-8945                   cbhoward@mac.com

Please call or email me (see contact information above) to register for the retreat. Space is limited and to insure adequate room is given for all participants, I suggest signing up early.

Fee is required in advance of the retreat. I accept cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. Once you register, you will receive a detailed letter explaining what to bring, wear and more. In order to help things run smoothly on the day of the retreat, I am asking that all participant fees be paid in advance. The fee is fully refundable if you notify me in writing via email or text of the need to cancel within 48 hours of the event.

I look forward to hearing from you. It is my pleasure to continue to provide opportunities like this to everyone as long as the interest is there. Ideally, I am hoping to offer this opportunity 2 or 3 times per year.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Goffstown High School Adult Education
Goffstown, NH
27 Wallace Road
Thursday evenings 7 to 8PM
October 16th to December 18th
$100




Description: This course will explore what mindfulness is, and how you can bring more moments of calm and focus into your daily routine. You will get to practice and learn various meditation techniques, some gentle stretching and more. The class is suitable for all levels of physical capabilities, and is perfect for either beginners or the more seasoned of meditators. 


This is indeed a fun and relaxed way to ease yourself into meditation. Please, join us! 


In addition, if you have been looking for a weekly chance to practice meditation locally, THIS is just the class for you! 


If you are interested: PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE CLASS DIRECTLY THRU THE GOFFSTOWN ADULT EDUCATION WEBSITE:

http://goffstown.k12.nh.us/AED/

Thursday, September 4, 2014

MBSR Fall 2014 Bedford NH

Updated 9/15/14

This session is full at this time.

Winter/Spring Session starts in mid-February

MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

FREE Orientation and Information Session**
Riddle Brook Elementary School
230 New Boston Road
Bedford, NH 03110
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
7PM to 9PM 
Room 218, 2nd floor

Call 603-801-8945 or email cbhoward@mac.com to register.
Please, no calls to the school. The instructor Cecilia Howard must be contacted directly to register
If you have been curious about what an MBSR program is like and how it may work for you, the orientation on Monday September 15th is a great way to learn more. 

You will hear how and why the MBSR program was started at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and discover where it is being taught today as well. You will also learn how the classes are typically structured, plus get to experience a bit of the meditation and gentle stretching that is a key component of the program. There is ample time for questions and answers as well. So, it is a great way to introduce yourself to a program that has been so well-researched and has provided so much support, to so many in the 30 plus years since it was introduced by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
If you decide to enroll in the fall MBSR session you will need to pay for the full, traditional 8-week program at either the conclusion of orientation or prior to the start of the first class, but only if you decide to become a participant.



**The Orientation class is FREE of CHARGE for anyone to attend, regardless of whether or or not you decide to enroll.  It is however required for all new incoming students to be there.



See Below for the specific class details.

CLASS INFORMATION:
Classes are held on the following Mondays, 7PM to 9:15PM:

September 22, 29   October 6, 20, 27   November 3, 10, 17  PLUS one "All Day" class on Saturday November 8th 8:45AM to 3PM.

Regular attendance is integral to the programs ongoing and lasting success so let me suggest if you have to miss two or more classes, please try to schedule the MBSR class for another time that is more convenient for you to participate more fully.

The Program Fee for Fall 2014 is $295 
This includes all 8 classes, the "All Day,"  the orientation,  a workbook, handouts and set of 4 CD's. 

This fall 2014,  I am offering a $100 discount to all educators/school employees who teach/work currently within a school system, both private and public, at any grade level or in any capacity, including support/administrative personnel.

Payment is accepted, in full, at the conclusion of the orientation class. I accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. 
A full refund will be given prior to the start of the first class on September 22nd.
A 50% refund will be given prior to the start of the 2nd class on September 29th.
No refunds after Class Two.

The orientation is important to attend. It is a chance for you to hear a course overview and learn some of the history behind the development of this outstanding program.  It is also a tried and true measure of deciding if MBSR is right for you. You do not need to pay in full for the classes until orientation night.


PLEASE NOTE:

TIME Magazine's cover story for the week of February 3, 2014,  Vol. 183 No. 4, is entitled: "The Mindful Revolution, The Science of Finding Focus in a stressed-out, multitasking culture"

It details some of what an actual MBSR program is like, and interviews Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD as well as why more and more educators are incorporating aspects of MBSR training into their classrooms.  

Please, take a look:

TIME Magazine -- U.S. Edition -- February 3, 2014 Vol. 183 No. 4

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meditation Classes NH

Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Goffstown High School Adult Education
Goffstown, NH
27 Wallace Road
Thursday evenings 7 to 8PM
October 9th to December 18th
$85

PLEASE NOTE:  WHEN YOU CALL TO REGISTER AT GOFFSTOWN HS, THE COST MAY BE SLIGHTLY HIGHER SINCE I EXTENDED THE CLASS FROM OCTOBER TO A DECEMBER END DATE. SEE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION


Description: This course will explore what mindfulness is, and how you can bring more moments of calm and focus into your daily routine. You will get to practice and learn various meditation techniques, some gentle stretching and more. The class is suitable for all levels of physical capabilities, and is perfect for either beginners or the more seasoned of meditators. 


This is indeed a fun and relaxed way to ease yourself into meditation. Please, join us! 


In addition, if you have been looking for a weekly chance to practice meditation locally, THIS is just the class for you! 


If you are interested: PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE CLASS DIRECTLY THRU THE GOFFSTOWN ADULT EDUCATION WEBSITE:

http://goffstown.k12.nh.us/AED/