Four Wednesdays: October 10, 17, 24 and 31, 7-9 pm
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Human beings are the greatest natural resource on the planet. If it doesn’t always seem that way, it’s because we need to learn how to work with our minds to fulfill our potential. Mindfulness, the ability to direct and sustain our attention, helps us notice patterns within ourselves. When we practice this inward focus, we begin to see more clearly the patterns unfolding in the world around us. This enables us to harness the power of our inherent resourcefulness so that we can discern and skillfully deliver action to bring benefit whatever our circumstances.
Science has demonstrated that mindfulness practice can improve task performance in many domains, including those requiring focused attention and some types of memory. Meditation also improves emotional regulation, lowers stress, helps us get back on task at hand after being distracted, and enhances compassion and creativity. If you’d like to enjoy these inner advantages but don’t know how to get started, please join us.
This four-week course will include basic mindfulness meditation instruction, as well as exercises illustrating the value of that discipline and discussion about integrating the practice into our daily lives. It will be taught by Carol Hyman, Executive Director of Applied Mindfulness Training, assisted by Reeve Lindbergh, author and board member of Applied Mindfulness Training.
Because this program builds on the content of previous sessions, participants are encouraged to make an effort to attend all four classes if possible.
Free and handicapped accessible.
(For more information, visit http://www.appliedmindfulnesstraining.org/)