This is a more detailed workshop with time to explore various forms of meditation practice including sitting meditation, mindful movement and mindful listening. Participants will learn how to make the most of their time-when to recharge, reflect and relax.
During periods of silence, participants will be encouraged to turn inwards and begin to observe thought patterns and habitual tendencies that may lead to stress. The focus is on developing an awareness of what is actually happening in our bodies and minds moment-to-moment. By using curiosity and self-compassion to observe our experience we begin to create a flexibility of mind that fosters clarity, creative problem solving, greater self-regulation, and a broader perspective from which new possibilities can emerge.
This highly experiential workshop will allow participants to explore how mindfulness meditation practices can help us be more present in our daily lives, respond with compassion and kindness and avoid the trap of succumbing to automatic reactive patterns. We will begin to understand the power of mindfulness practices in building awareness, focus and concentration. These practices have been proven to provide individuals with greater clarity and a lasting balance that will contribute to a more positive workplace and home environment.
We will alternate periods of meditation, mindful walking, and gentle movement. A guided reflection and mindful listening exercise will be used to focus on improving communication skills with time for group discussion and Q & A. Participants will see how mindfulness can help them re-perceive their stressors, and increase personal resilience.