MINDFULNESS

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

 


Mindfulness Coaching with Lisa Varno

Mindfulness coaching helps you develop and enhance the skill of mindfulness using the key principles of non-judgment, openness, acceptance, curiosity, and compassion.

Mindfulness is a simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment observation of the mind-body process through calm and focused awareness without judgment. Dispassionately observing your mental processes allows great insight into habitual ways of thinking, and it has a profound power to alleviate stress and suffering. Rather than rehearsing or rehashing our lives, we can allow ourselves to live in the here and now.

Rates:

$75 for 60 minutes

$40 for 30 minutes

For questions or to schedule a session, email Lisa at lisa.varno@gmail.com


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OPEN MEDITATION

Date: TBD
Price: By donation to Open Door's Scholarship Fund

Open Door's studio space is open for personal reflection/meditation every  Wednesday from 12-1pm. Come as you are and stay as long as you wish. Cushions, chairs,  and floor space available.

For questions please email opendoorwrj@gmail.com


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Mindfulness & Self-Compassion: An Experiential Workshop

Instructor: Lisa Varno, RYT, M.M.Ed.
Date: TBD
 

  • Experience mindfulness and self-compassion practices to enrich your everyday life

  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism

  • Support yourself in the midst of challenging emotions

Join us for this monthly mindfulness workshop with Lisa Varno, RYT, MMEd., at Open Door in White River Junction, VT! Discover a deeper mind/body/heart connection during this heart-felt experiential workshop focused on mindfulness and self-compassion. Gather together with a community of others as we explore mindful movement with heart-opening sequences, a guided loving-kindness meditation, reflective journaling, and opportunity for discussion. Special focus on the ways in which social comparison and competition act as barriers to human connection. 

Participants should wear comfortable, loose clothing. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, blanket, journal, and pen. All are welcome—come as you are.

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Lisa Varno has been exploring contemplative practice in a variety of settings for over 25 years. Her professional experience ranges from teaching music, yoga, and mindfulness to students ranging from three to 85. Lisa creates a safe, relaxed and inviting space for participants to engage in their practice with a sense of curiosity, wonder, and grace.

For questions and registration, email Lisa at www.lisavarno.com/register.

 


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Mindfulness: An Four-Week Series

Instructor: Lisa Varno, RYT, M.M.Ed.
Date: TBD

Gather with a community of individuals in a non-judgmental, supportive space, as we discuss, practice, and learn about mindful living during this season of renewal. This experience offers an opportunity for you to more deeply get to know yourself, provides you with specific exercises and tools to reduce stress and pain, and increases self-awareness and overall contentment. We'll explore the various attitudes of mindfulness including self-compassion, non-judgment, equanimity, self-reliance, and curiosity. Each class will incorporate guided meditation, instruction, and helpful tools you can take with you throughout your week. Participants are also invited to join with our community in a daily 10-15 minute live meditative practice from home via Zoom on weekdays. 

Lisa Varno has been exploring contemplative practice in a variety of settings for over 25 years. Her professional experience ranges from teaching music, yoga, and mindfulness to students ranging from three to 85. Lisa creates a safe, relaxed and inviting space for participants to engage in their practice with a sense of curiosity, wonder, and grace. She is studying Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and recently created and directed the MBSR program at Confluence Behavioral Health. She currently offers weekly mindfulness classes and monthly mindfulness workshops at Open Door Integrative Wellness in White River Junction, VT. 

For more information or to register, email Lisa


Mindful Parenting

Date:Tuesday, October 23
Time:6-8pm
Presenter: Seoka Salstrom
Price: $45

The media inundates parents with do's and don’ts, Top 10s, time savers, and lifehack parenting tips.  Many parents report feeling overwhelmed with too much information. Although science offers a solid foundation for best practices, I encourage parents to shift the focus inward and identify their own values to guide their parenting choices. "Mindful parenting" refers to the practice of acceptance of yourself and your child as well as awareness of your values and of the internal processes (e.g., needs, judgements) that interfere with present-moment, value-based choices. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share relevant stories to enhance learning and generate take-home ideas.

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Seoka Salstrom, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who recently started the Hanover Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in Hanover, NH. She specializes in mindfulness and acceptance-based CBTs for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan. Prior to moving to Vermont, Dr. Salstrom co-founded the Chicago CBT Center and maintained an adjunct faculty position at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Salstrom has worked closely with parents for 15+ years and has previously facilitated mindful parenting workshops with parents and professionals.

For questions or to register, contact Erin at officemanager@hanovercbt.com or 603.755.6535. 

 

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