A Mindful Life
A MINDFUL LIFE (currently on Zoom)
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020 SCHEDULE - 5 Week Segment
Mondays 9:00 - 10:15 am begins 11/16/20
Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:45 am begins 11/11/20
Wednesdays 11:15 - 12:30 pm begins 11/11/20
Thursdays 7:00-8:15 pm begins 11/12/20
$124 for 5 weeks
• These are on-going groups, though participants commit to 8 week segments (to close the year this will be a 5 wk segment) to keep a cohesive group experience. Limited to 12 participants. Inquire to see which group has room. Registration required.
• Groups are temporarily on Zoom until we can return to the Wellspring Health Collective, 697 Valley Street, Maplewood
A Mindful Life is a place for you to practice the tools you most likely already know will help you to live with more presence, ease, and happiness, but often get pushed aside for later, which rarely comes. Each week we come together in a uniquely intimate and safe community to practice: 1) mindfulness meditation, 2) gratefulness, 3) self-kindness and loving-kindness, 4) reflective exercises. Groups are limited to 12. Please note that these groups are for those who have some experience with meditation and for those willing to go deep with their inner explorations.
This will be your dedicated space to listen to yourself, observe, reflect, and have space to be just as you are within a warm community of people who support you. It gives you precious time with yourself to remember what matters to you and to know what is alive in you and to share from that place. I am often told that the deeper, more genuine level of connection and communication that happens in these groups is hard to find outside. Each group is a special community which you, too, can be a part of.
Main Tools in A Mindful Life:
Gratefulness. Each week we work with a specific practice to contemplate on gratitude. It won’t be pushing gratitude on you, as if you “should” be grateful, but will invite you to enjoy what is around the specific topic. Gratitude brings more joy.
Loving-Kindness and Self-Kindness. There will be an emphasis on cultivating kindness for ourselves and others. This will come in the form of guided exercises and meditations. We can find a kinder, gentler way of being with ourselves and others.
Reflective Exercises. I will bring in a weekly topic and will ask a series of deepening questions for you to explore. I will guide you into your body to get a whole body awareness of what might be present. This will be a way for you to get to observe, to hear your needs, to know yourself better by diving in and asking yourself to stay with what is present underneath a subject.
Who Might Benefit?
Do you feel you don’t have time for yourself?
Do you want to be guided in practices that will help you live with more presence, awareness, kindness & joy?
Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and be more of your genuine self?
Do you want deeper levels of connection and communication with others?
Do you struggle with negative thinking, anxiety or anger?
Do you find yourself to be overly controlling and unable to go with the flow?
Do you find yourself to be judgmental (of yourself and/or others)?
If you answered yes to any of these, this might be the group for you. Let's talk and find out.
A MINDFUL LIFE FOR COUPLES (currently on Zoom)
Photo by Emily Feinsod Photography
FALL 2020 SESSION
GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL
Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:45 pm (time to be finalized, depending on participants needs)
Dates: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11 2020
No make-up dates for missed sessions
$297/per couple for 6 weeks
This six-week Zoom series takes the principles of A Mindful Life to couples. It’s an opportunity to practice the tools that strengthen awareness, self-reflection, gratefulness, self-kindness and compassion, but with the added benefit of working with your partner. You will have the chance to explore together and listen in ways that often get lost as couples stay together, and to find that sense of curiosity about the other and of the couple. We will start each session with a guided meditation and then go on journeys together. You will be developing mindfulness skills while sharing with your partner, asking questions of each other, and listening. We can let go of what we think we know of our partner and create a new space to be seen, heard, and held.
This time will ask you to slow down, to pause, to go inside, and to share from your genuine self. No meditation experience is needed, just commitment and the willingness from both individuals to be open, curious, and to want to strengthen the bond that makes you a “we.” This can be your time each week to be together in a connecting and meaningful way. This group is open to all couples regardless of sexual orientation or marital status.