Learn to show up for the big and small moments of life using meditation and mindfulness.
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So many of us are on autopilot. We are in a predetermined loop of work, family, and activities—all happening at a rapid-fire pace. We can go hours, days, and even weeks without realizing how we feel, without noticing if our spouse and family members are happy and content, and without truly living in the moment. We are busy being anxious about things happening in the future and overanalyzing and hanging on to past wounds. We numb ourselves and tell ourselves we can just “get through it.”
This five-week course is designed to help you bring yourself into the present, to live your life fully, and to show up for the big and small moments using meditation and mindfulness. We will follow a 28-day program created by well-known meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg while enjoying the journey in community of others.
- Session 1: Concentration
- Session 2: The Body
- Session 3: Emotions
- Session 4: Loving-Kindness
- Session 5: Continuing the Journey
Recommended Text: Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program by Sharon Salzberg*
*Ensure that the book includes the companion CD
Learning Objectives for This Course:
- Introduce the theory of mindfulness
- Teach the practice of mindfulness through anchors of breath, body, sound and thought
- Build skills around dealing with life’s difficulties in productive, positive ways
- Learn to ride the ways of life, being present and in the moment
- Open the doorway to learning to make contact with true self, your inner divinity
About Your Facilitator:
Stacey Guenther is a coach and consultant focusing on well-being, positive lifestyle, and organizational cultures that support and nurture. She is a Duke-trained integrative health coach and earned a master's in organization development from George Mason University. She works with individuals and groups to build awareness around well-being and to help people make healthy, sustainable choices that will support their long-term goals and values. She owns a company called The Well Journey; works as a coach at Lee Hecht Harrison; and is a team-building facilitator working with corporate groups at The EDGE, George Mason’s Center for Team and Organizational Learning. She is a longtime meditator who teaches meditation, mindfulness, and stress management at George Mason, and teaches meditation classes and workshops in the community.