Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (Online)
Five Tuesdays, February 28 - April 4
and Thursday, April 6
5:45 - 7:15pm
(no class March 28)
This six-session series provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices, with a view to taking the edge off.
There's no shortage of stressors in difficult times. This six-session series provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices, with a view to taking the edge off. In the first three weeks, you will learn and experience grounding (focusing) your mind in your body – through breath, sound, and body sensations, while in stillness and while moving. The last three weeks offer specific practices for being with physical pain, emotional challenges, and difficult thinking. Join us as we explore the benefits of mindfulness practices: decreases in stress and anxiety, improvements in attention and the ability to regulate our emotions and behavior, and increases in our general well-being.
This program is being offered ONLINE, and will NOT be recorded.
All times are CT. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.
Michele Pola, PhD, started her journey in 2007 into mindfulness initially through yoga, and in 2017 became a certified yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance at Joy Yoga University. In 2018, she became a trained facilitator through Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at UCLA. Today, she serves as a teacher of mindfulness with The Jung Center's Mind, Body, Spirit Institute, after having retired in 2014 with 35 years in the public and non-profit sector of education. Dr. Pola is an active member of American Leadership Forum (ALF) and has served numerous professional organizations, both as a volunteer and as a board member. One of her passions, after studying with Mark Coleman author of Awake in the Wild, is practicing mindfulness in nature. Michele offers private mindfulness sessions in nature by appointment.
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