If you would like the members of your organization to benefit from practicing Mindfulness Meditation, please contact Peter Black (see Contact page).
See course details below.

Mindfulness Meditation Course

If you want to learn how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind – and you are willing to actively engage in your own health and well-being – I invite you to participate in this seven-week interactive course on meditation and mindfulness. The course will give you the tools and training to enhance your health and happiness through a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, using scientifically-tested practices to mobilize your inner resources, reduce your reactivity to stressful situations, and respond to circumstances with greater awareness and presence.

 

This course is based on:

-      the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program designed by Jon Kabatt-Zinn, as set out in Full Catastrphe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, and

 -     How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind by Pema Chodron

Course description:

In this course, you will:

  • Become more aware of your inner life from moment to moment – your body sensations, feelings, and thoughts
  • Develop a different way of relating to your sensations, thoughts and feelings through mindful acceptance rather than habitual, automatic routines
  • Learn to choose the most skillful response to thoughts, feelings and situations.

Format:

  • 8 weekly 2.5 hour sessions, plus one Saturday 6 hour session. Each session incorporates theory, guided meditation practice, and discussion.
  • daily home meditation of 30 minutes

Materials Provided:

  • guided meditations - audio recordings (breath and walking meditations, yoga, body scan)
  • binder of instructions (50 pages)

"Our deepest happiness . . . is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home."
Sharon Solzberg - author of Loving Kindness: The Revolutionaty Art of Happiness
and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, U.S.A.