Cost: $260 per person (This is a 4 week course and you are signing up for all 4 class meetings)
The world is changing rapidly. The presence of technology and social media places ever increasing demands on our attention. You may be finding it difficult to keep up with the abundance of information and the expectations of working in this fast-paced modern world. You may be feeling disconnected and your relationships are suffering.
Yet, what if you could meet stress gracefully and address challenges with openness and creativity?
What if you were more focused and present in all areas of your life?
Join Elizabeth for a four week series on developing mindfulness, a scientifically validated and practical way to bring more focus, calm, and happiness into your life. In this series, we will practice various meditation techniques that develop this quality of mindfulness, and you will receive instructions and be supported in doing a short daily meditation practice for the duration of the program. All levels of meditation experience are welcome.
Each session will be 90 minutes and incorporate information from neuroscience, positive psychology and wisdom teachings, to enhance the interactive learning experience.
In this series, we will cover:
Session 1: The Art of Paying Attention. We will look at the research around attention, emotion and behavior, and gain an understanding of how stress negatively affects both our mental and physical health. Participants will come away with ways to mindfully improve attention and reduce stress.
Session 2: Finding Sanity in a Digital World. We will look at mindful ways to enhance our use of technology (which may include reducing some of it) as a way to find balance between personal connection and the digital world. Many suggestions will be offered.
Session 3: Positive Relationships and Compassion. In this session, we will explore the importance of presence and deep listening in communication as a means to improve relationships both at work and with loved ones. Understanding compassion, including kindness and compassion for ourselves, can be powerful tools for connection and personal growth.
Session 4: Staying Cool Under Pressure. Though we would like it otherwise, stresses and challenges are a part of being human. Yet, we have the choice on how we react and cope with these situations. In this session we will look at how mindful resilience can help promote well-being and the ability to bounce back from the stresses of work and life more easily.
Each session will include a guided meditation together. The objective of the multi-session program will be for you to have a solid understanding of a few meditation practices that you will feel confident to continue on your own after the program is over.
In addition, sessions will be filled with tips and tools to bring mindfulness into your daily life immediately.
Dates: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 24, 31 (skipping 3/17) from 6-7:30pm.
Note: As the sessions and practices will build on each other, we ask that you attend all sessions in the series. Registration will not be taken for an individual session. Specific content is subject to change.
About the Instructor:
Elizabeth has been training and practicing mindfulness and meditation for the past 20 years. She is a certified mindfulness trainer and leads workshops and programs for the public and businesses. She has used mindfulness to help her in her former corporate career and taught meditation at various community centers. Elizabeth is passionate about helping people find tools and practices to help navigate this fast paced, technological world in which we are living.
To sign up for this class, please call Customer Service at (626) 449-5320.
All classes will take place in the Vroman's Meeting Room, Suite 120 located next door to Vroman's Main Store in the Atrium at 709 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 120.
If for any reason you cannot attend a class you have signed up for, we require 24 hour notice of your cancelation in order to receive a refund. Refunds will NOT be issued on the same day of class or after the class has already occured.