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Cultivating a Mindfulness Practice with Carrie Myers at HAYVN
December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mindfulness meditation can have a powerful influence on the quality of one’s health and well-being. The benefits of cultivating a mindfulness practice have been shown to enhance awareness of everyday experiences, improve focus and emotional health as well as provide effective ways of coping with challenging aspects of life including chronic pain, stress, anxiety, grief, sleep difficulties and feelings of being “stuck”. In this four-week course, you will learn formal and informal mindfulness practices as well as maintaining mindfulness in everyday life.
Each week will build upon the previous and guidance will be provided to develop your own at-home practice. Make a commitment to self-care, learn and engage in regular practice, and watch what happens as you begin to live life more fully in each moment. No previous meditation experience is necessary, this course is appropriate for beginners as well as those wanting to deepen a current meditation practice.
Week 1 (November 14th): What is Mindfulness? Defining the “buzzword”. Introduction to mindfulness meditation, Awareness of Breath meditation, exploring anchor.
Week 2 (November 21st): Body Scan meditation, awareness of moment-to-moment physical sensations, Mindful eating.
Week 3 (December 5th): Mindful Movement and Walking Meditation.
Week 4 (December 12th): Some of the science behind mindfulness meditation, mindfulness in the workplace and maintaining a practice.
Cultivating a mindfulness practice is a way to take life off “hold” and begin living each moment with focus and intention.
HAYVN Members = Free
Non-HAYVN Members = $10 early bird, $15 day of the event
Carrie Myers teaches Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to groups and individuals as well as to at-risk adolescents from the local community. She is trained to teach MBSR from the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBSR is a healing approach developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Center for Mindfulness in 1979 and is now taught worldwide. Carrie holds a Masters Degree in Education from Fairfield University. Currently, she is in the MBSR certification program at Brown University School of Public Health’s Mindfulness Center and also studies Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) with David Treleaven. Carrie has had a personal practice since 2010 and regularly attends week-long silent retreats and mindfulness workshops to deepen her personal practice and bring authenticity to teaching mindfulness.