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.