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Mindfulness Drop In Class

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New Moon Spiritual Gift Emporium

On August 5 at 6-7pm
Repeats? The First Wednesday Every Month

($3-$5 suggested donation)
Mindfulness is the capacity to be alert and open to each moment of our lives in a non-reactive, resilient and compassionate manner.
Instead of unconsciously reacting to life, based on past habits and conditioning, we learn to respond to life experiences with greater acceptance, curiosity, kindness, and joy. Mindfulness is a clinically proven method to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and improves resilience, creativity, and interpersonal relationships.
Everyone is welcome to attend, from beginner to advanced student, whenever your schedule permits. Our class in August will provide instruction in mindful breathing practice as describe below:
1. Recognize: recognize you were thinking; your mind has wandered or there is tension.
2. Release: release the thoughts and emotions, they aren't even yours. Let go, expand your mind.
3. Relax: relax any tension, tightness, or thoughts out of your body. Fully relax. It takes just a few seconds.
4. ReSmile: Feel a full-body smile, smiling with your belly, chest, mouth, shoulders..Smile gently, allow yourself to play.
5. Return: return to your object of meditation; your breath, your body, your contemplation, etc.
6. Repeat: repeat this simple process anytime mind wanders or tension begins in body or head or when a hindrance arises. Repeat the relaxing, reSmiling, returning, etc… as often as necessary in a sitting, so one remains relaxed, detached, and at ease in their sitting.
Mindfulness Guide: Eric Nelson began teaching mindfulness in 1986. He is the owner of Stress Management Solutions since 2012, which provides training to increase health, well-being, resilience, compassion and productivity. Eric has an MA in Organizational Communication from WMU and completed Mindfulness Teacher Training through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Eric worked as a Program Officer at the Fetzer Institute for over 22 years where he developed and managed programs in Mind-Body Medicine, Contemplative Science, Interfaith Dialogue, and Transformational Leadership.

New Moon Gifts
730 East Cork Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan
West Michigan, Kalamazoo County

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