Mindfulness 101: Making Friends with your Monkey Mind

Regulate your internal climate and transform habitual reactions as you increase self-awareness and expand well-being.

Course Summary

Discover tools and practices to tranform your relationship to your mind! The Mindfulness 101 Course meets 6 consecutive Thursdays, where you'll learn about research-based practices that support happiness and well-being. You will explore the internal and external resources you possess to face life’s challenges and tame that monkey mind and more!

Over 2,500 years ago, the Buddha described the mind as filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, and carrying on endlessly. Having a bunch of "monkeys" chattering in our heads all day is stressful, isn't it? This constant chatter distracts you from your authentic power, purpose and potential, draining your energy and taking your time.

These disjointed flow of thoughts that fly through our minds during a typical day, can be anything from distracting to truly disruptive. It may include a stream of "I'm not good enough because…” statements, even harsh criticism of everything about our lives, body image, finances, relationships, work, you name it.    

However, because most of this goes on below the waterline of our conscious awareness and we've been swimming in this inner climate for so long, it seems "normal." While we are seldom given any space to develop the ability to observe this inner chatter objectively, to question it's accuracy, or to meet it with curiousity, and compassion. This can cause internal conflict and strife.  Cultivating a regular Mindfulness practice can support you to create a more peaceful internal environment, so you can move forward in life with more confidence and peace.    

The Mindfulness 101 Course meets 5 consecutive Thursdays, where you'll learn about research-based practices that support happiness and well-being. You will explore the internal and external resources you possess to face life’s challenges and tame that monkey mind and more!  This introductory mindfulness series includes skills and practices that will support you as well as, your family, friends, and co-workers in living a balanced lifestyle that integrates self-empathy and stress management skills.

Much of the recent research done on mindfulness practices shows that mindful awareness practices (MAP’s) improve mental and physical health, cultivate compassion, deepen relationships, and reduce negative emotions.  By applying MAPs, you can train the brain into healthy patterns to improve the quality and experience of life. You’ll learn about mindful theory, how to apply mindfulness practices, and transform your relationship with yourself and others.

Course Curriculum

Adrienne Lopez, Host

Hi, I'm Adrienne!

I am committed to the transformation of consciousness and raising the level of awareness on the planet. One of the ways I do this is through my work as an Integrative Life Coach, where I guide clients through a process of re-integrating the different aspects of their consciousness that have become disowned, repressed, or fragmented at no fault of their own. We all pick up conditioning that produces unconscious ego survival structures and stress responses--but this is only a portion of who we truly are!

Integrative Healing is an approach I developed for clearing the "storehouse" of in-form-a-tion (individual and generational) that has been inevitably imprinted on the unconscious mind through our environment, culture, education and other sources of social conditioning. This produces unprocessed psycho-spiritual material that restricts, and ultimately, prevents the human organism from truly optimizing itself to 100% efficiency of its design. I support you in holding the space to make positive changes in those "stuck" areas of your life.

Over the last 30 years, I embarked on an internal, self-healing journey, to come home to myself, where meditation, yoga, and other self-awareness modalities played a big part.​ Having benefited so much from my own 23-year meditative and yogic practice, I have followed the call to share it with others. I started off as a Certified Mindfulness Educator, facilitating countless hours of mindfulness instruction in public schools, with students, parents, school staff, and my surrounding community since 2015. 

​I am now a Quantum Life Coach, a yoga teacher, energy healer, transpersonal hypnotherapist and clairvoyant intuitive serving as a tour guide of sorts, sharing my knowledge, wisdom, and experience of the terrain with other inner voyagers! It is my honor and pleasure to guide people through the process of transforming their consciousness, to heal limiting beliefs, unhealthy ways of relating, and self-defeating behaviors, so they can more fully access their authentic power, potential, and gifts. I find, that behind all the trappings of desire, what most people truly long for is an unshakeable sense of peace and belonging that is the foundation of wellness on every level of our being.

Please check out my website to find out more about my coaching services: www.mindheart-space.com

Course Pricing

  • Mindfulness 101: Regular Pricing
  • $57 USD

    This is our regular course pricing

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  • Week One:​ Mindful Breathing and Anchor Words
  • Week Two:​ Mindful Bodies
  • Week Three:​ Distinguish Thoughts from Emotions
  • Week Four:​ Cultivate Gratitude and Kindness
  • Week Five:​ Mindful Eating
  • Week Six: MIndful Listening and Relating