ABOUT THE INTRODUCTION TO EFFECTIVE
MINDFULNESS FOR STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP
Simple Yet Effective Mindfulness Practices for Managing Stress
What is stress and why is it important
What is mindfulness and how can it help you
How to leverage brain states to create greater happiness
Simple yet effective Mindfulness practices you can do anywhere
This is an introductory class focusing on practical Mindfulness practices that you can use daily to decrease stress and support your overall well-being. This is recommended as the first workshop in the series as it presents essential introductory information on stress and stress management not covered in the other workshops.
There's no yoga asana practice in the mindfulness workshops. They are a combination of learning through lecture presentation and experiential mindfulness practices which can be useful tools in your stress coping tool box.
Breath practices (pranayama)
for balancing the mind and emotions
Healing Mantras and the power of sound
Erin will guide you through simple breath meditations to balance your nervous system and calm the sympathetic "fight or flight" responses, as well as present moment practices.
Erin will also guide you through an experience of healing mantra chanting as she accompanies on harmonium and her husband Dan provides rhythmic support on hand drums.
CREATE A NEW PERSPECTIVE
While we can't control most of the events we experience in life, we can learn tools to help ourselves navigate those experiences with more ease and grace.
With practice, those new habits become second nature and we soon find that things which used to feel difficult for us may not feel that way any more. We become happier. We become more peaceful.
NURTURE YOUR RESILIENCE
When we are happier and more peaceful, that positively impacts everything we do. We become more resilient and are not so deeply affected by the stressors of life.
Giving yourself the tools to find peace amidst the chaos and challenges of life is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.