“Welcome to the practice of mindfulness. You may not know it, but if you are coming to the systematic cultivation of mindfulness for the first time, you may very well be on the threshold of momentous shift in your life, something subtle and, at the same time, potentially huge and important, which just might change your life”……..But any change that comes about in your life will be primarily because of your own efforts–and perhaps in part because of the mysterious impulses that draw us to things before we really know what they are: intimations of what might be, emanating from a deep intuition that what we discover is truly trustworthy.” from Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
How does that sound? It offers the promise of finding a way to meet and handle your experience with calmness and stability.
You may have heard of the practice of mindfulness. The amount of research on the efficacy of this practice across a wide variety of human challenges has grown exponentially in the last 10 years.
Anxiety is no exception to this.
Many people who attend my programs and classes are curious about the application of mindfulness for anxiety. The good news is that people who practice mindfulness regularly are able to find ways to be in relationship to anxiety which substantially reduces the number of symptoms experienced.
For this reason, I started a one day workshop to introduce the application of mindfulness for anxiety. The workshop is experiential and you will be guided through a number of mindfulness practices to begin a journey of learning how to get some control over this commonly experienced condition.
This weekend, I am offering the workshop on Saturday, October 12th and I thought it might be of interest to those people who have some time on this long weekend to explore this field.
If you come to the workshop, you will experience an approach that is characterized by 4 overall guiding principles which include:
- Whatever you perceive is going on for you, it is workable.
- Mindfulness approaches experience with friendliness and kindness
- The present moment (Now) is the only time you have for learning
- When the going gets hard, find a way to relax into it
Mindfulness will help to develop a stable and reliable inner core that can meet the challenge of anxiety head on.
Come out and see what you find out for yourself