4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mindful for Stress for Holidays
New Meditators - Refresher
Sunday December 2, 4-6pm
@ Crossroads UMC
If you are new to mindfulness or need a refresher course this workshop will equip you to integrate mindfulness as a tool to address stress in everyday life and relationships.
We will have a special handout on Mindfulness for the Holidays with practical tools and skills to celebrate the gifts and the challenges of holiday gatherings.
Numerous reputable scientific studies, including several conducted by Harvard Medical School (see below) have shown that regular mindfulness meditation can reduce the stress and anxiety in your life as well as other emotional and physical problems.
Many people have reported how mindfulness has given them a tool to address stress and anxiety and improve the quality of their daily lives.
"Scientists and therapists (cognitive behavioral therapy) have discovered the benefits of using mindfulness meditation to:
manage heart disease
high blood pressure
treat mood problems
help prevent depressive episode relapse" Harvard Medical School Special Report - Stress Management - page 28
There is no charge for the workshop as it is a gift of service from the Imagine community trusting you might offer an act of service and the world is change one person, family and community at a time! Learn more at liveimagining.com.
Bob Lawrence is a seasoned mindfulness meditation practitioner who has recently taught a number of mindfulness stress reduction classes that introduce mindfulness and demonstrate the benefits of regular meditation practice. Bob has completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn) and integrates mindfulness into his commute, profession and relationships. Bob very much enjoys sharing his experience with the "miracle of mindfulness" and showing the positive influence that learning these skills can have on all of our lives.
Crossroads UMC is closed the evening of Thursday, November 15
due to inclement weather.
All Activities at Crossroads UMC are cancelled tonight.