INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

 Please join us for 8 weeks of Instruction and Practice

Mindfulness Meditation involves learning to pay attention, connecting the mind and body in the present moment. The course will explore basic techniques that develop a calm and openhearted approach to living through challenging times and circumstances.

 Wednesday evenings, Sept. 19-Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30pm,

Monadnock Mindfulness Practice Center,

103 Roxbury St., Suite 301, Keene, NH     For information or to register, call: 603-876-9318 or 355-7255

Suggested donation: $95. Sliding scale available. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

 Instructor Profiles:

 Aylene Wozmak  has been a Hospice Nurse for 20 years. She received clinical training in Mind/Body Medicine through Harvard Medical School Dept. of Continuing Medical Education. She is Chairperson of the Board as well as a facilitator at the Center.

 Ginnie Gavrin earned a Masters Degree in Counseling where she focused on integrating meditation into working through life crises. She is a member of the Board and a facilitator at the Mindfulness Center.


MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION COURSE 

 

Tom Bassarear will be offering an 8-week course on developing Self-Compassion. While the  loving-kindness and compassion meditations are critical to the development of mindfulness, many Americans struggle with self-compassion. This course is based on Tom’s extensive training and experience as well as the work of Kristin Neff, one of the leading researchers and teachers of self-compassion. Kristin begins one of her books with “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” from the poet Rumi.

 

The goals of this class are to help us uncover these barriers and learn a variety of practices and exercises that enhance our ability to feel compassion toward ourselves and others. One beginning exercise is to reflect on this question: How do you think things might change if you responded to yourself in the same way you typically respond to a close friend when he or she is suffering?

 

Research has found many benefits of developing self-compassion including a heightened kindness toward self and others, increased resilience, and lower levels of anxiety and depression.


When: Thursday evenings, September 13-Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. No class on October 4 & 11.

Where: Monadnock Mindfulness Practice Center. 103 Roxbury St., Suite 301, Keene, NH     

 

To register: email tombassarear@gmail.com. For more information call Tom at 547-7931.


Suggested donation:$95. Sliding scale available. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
 

Tom is a co-founder of the Monadnock Mindfulness Practice Center and has been teaching mindfulness and meditation at the Center and elsewhere since 2002.     

 

             

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