Although impermanence is a given in life, things seem especially turbulent and unstable these days. It’s easily to feel overwhelmed and anxious about all that is beyond our control. Mindfulness is an ancient method for developing inner steadiness and balance with the challenges and uncertainty in our lives, enabling us to respond with greater wisdom, compassion and skill. In this 2-hour program we’ll explore the principles and methods for cultivating mindfulness, experience several meditative practices, and practice applying it to challenges in our lives. You’ll leave with specific, simple and potent practices to deepen mindfulness in your personal and professional life.
1.Introduction to mindfulness: purpose and benefits as a tool for developing inner stability.
2.Understand the basic principles for cultivating mindfulness.
3.Experience three meditative practices.
Mare Chapman, MA, of Lives Unlimited in Madison, WI., has been practicing holistic psychotherapy and mindfulness for over 25 years. She’s trained in hypnotherapy, relational therapy, interactive guided imagery and Insight Meditation, which cultivates mindfulness. She’s been teaching meditation classes for 17 years through Lives Unlimited, various work groups and organizations, and the University of Wisconsin. She has studied with Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Christina Feldman, Stephen Levine, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Sharon Salzberg.