MINDFULNESS

Training in the moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, relationships and environment


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The Mindful Way Through Pain: Tools for Transforming Your Relationship With Pain
Dates: Wednesdays, October 2-23
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Instructor: Janice Gellis
Price: $125  for the series

The causes of pain are many and are best treated by addressing both mind and body.  Can pain be fixed? Possibly not, but it can be remodeled, thus changing one’s relationship with pain   If one is to embark upon remodeling, then tools are needed. These tools can include ways to enhance self-care and empower the individual to play an active role in the process of healing or managing their health.

In this course, designed for adults with physical pain, individuals will be taught a highly effective tool, mindfulness. Science has revealed that mindfulness and meditation have an ability change our brains. Mindfulness has been shown to change how we react to stress, deal with pain and positively effect resiliency.

Class will proceed with a minimum of 6 students enrolled, and will be limited to a maximum of 10.

Janice Gellis, MD, is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor and long time meditation practitioner.  She has been providing care for patients in pain for over 25 years as a board certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.   

For questions or to register, email Janice Gellis at JEGMindfultools@gmail.com


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Seasonal P.A.U.S.E.
Back to Basics: Reclaiming the Elemental Self

Dates: November 21
Time: 6:30-8pm
Presenter: Angelique Priscilla, PT
Price: $20 per class, $90 for 5-class series

Pause in presence and breathe; rest; listen; be aware.
Allow inner truth to flow.
Uncover your inner knowing.
Simply rest in the vastness, BE.
Enjoy yourself, and enliven your Self.

Hour and a half gatherings seasonally to connect into the energy flows in the body for each particular season. Gathering/sharing in circle, Guided meditation, guiet time for rest and integration. Bring what you need to be comfortable seated or laying down. Bring a journal if you like. Bring something to place in the center of the circle that represents the particular season, as an honoring.

Angelique Priscilla PT has been providing integrative manual therapy in the Upper Valley for 35+ years, the last 17 of which have been in her home practice in Wilder. She is a 1980 UVM graduate with a BS in Physical Therapy. More about Angelique at http://www.angeliquepriscilla.com

For questions or to register, email Angelique Priscilla at peace@angeliquepriscilla.com


Mindful Communication

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Dates: TBD
Instructors: Bruce McClelland and Carole Gaudet
Price: $120

Mindfulness is often described as simply being in the present moment and being willing to really feel what we are experiencing, whether pleasant or unpleasant. By cultivating an open and curious attitude about each moment, we can begin to appreciate every moment. Applying  this attitude to all our forms of communications with the world (spoken, written or texted) can help to enrich our interactions with others.

Mindfulness practice can be brought to bear on many different aspects of communication, from listening to our own inner voice, to listening deeply to others, to expressing ourselves with more thoughtful speech. We can begin to appreciate the importance of silence in our communications. This series of classes will cover the basics of meditation practice, and then use mindfulness as a lens through which we'll examine communication, an essential skill for all of us. We’ll include sitting practice, short talks and group discussion.

Appropriate for all levels.

For questions or to register, email Carole at carole.gaudet@gmail.com


Mindfulness: Tools for an Unburdened Life

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Dates: TBD
Presenter: Nick Doolittle

Learn how to eliminate patterns of stress, reactivity, and anxiety in your life.  In this class, open to all experience levels, we will learn about the theory and practice of mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR),  Buddhism, and therapeutic models.  This class is for those particularly interested in going beyond themes of soothing, coping, or relaxation, to establish deeper and more authentic change in their lives.  The class will be a mix of instruction, discussion, and in-class exercises and practices.

Contact Nick Doolittle at 724-466-4253 or nickdoolittle@gmail.com for more information or to register.