Exploring Mindfulness Practices

October 6th, 2020

A free offering from the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional

All are welcome. This free session is Friday, October 9th from 6 – 7:00 p.m. – contact Mike Healy for questions or for the Zoom link mfhealy@bellsouth.net

The Essence of Mindfulness Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally (that is, suspending judgment). Another way to define mindfulness is to look at its components – Attention,…

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September 10th, 2020

Sponsored by the Loran Smith Center at Athens Regional Medical Center

What is the “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshop” – how does it work, is it right for me?

Below is information about how Mindfulness can change your relationship to stress, anxiety, and other difficult thoughts and emotions. And learn first-hand this Friday with a chance to ask questions about Mindfulness and how it works.

When: The next Mindfulness Practice Evening – is this Friday, September 11,…

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August 11th, 2020

A free monthly offering from the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional

Radiating Loving Kindness Meditation

When: The next Mindfulness Practice Evening – is this Friday, August 14, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Where: at the convenience of being in your own home.
Zoom is a free and easy to use platform. Just click on the link below, then “Open Zoom” and choose to listen with your computer’s audio. You can mute your microphone and camera or unmute if you have a question…

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May 5th, 2020

A free offering by the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional and provided by the Mindful Living Center, LLC

The Body Scan as a Mindfulness Practice – realizing a deep relaxed awareness of mind and body as you deepen your concentration, attention, awareness, and compassion

Introduction: Mindfulness defined – awareness that arises when we pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment.

Attitudes: curiosity, openness, acceptance/acknowledging, allowing,…

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February 28th, 2020

Meditation is a powerful tool that can help you reduce stress, relieve anxiety, enhance self-awareness, and so much more. While meditation can be done at any time, in any place, creating a dedicated area at home can make the practice even more special. But how do you actually go about creating this place of stillness? To help you get started, we had meditation and wellness experts share their best tips for finding the right spot, which supplies to put in it, and some simple design tips to pull…

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February 28th, 2020

Exploring how mindfulness, loving kindness and compassion create the conditions for a more caring life for yourself and others – talk and practice.

Mindfulness Meditation or formal sitting meditation practice – Concentration and Awareness
Mindfulness is awareness that arises when we pay attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Awareness – another way of knowing that is non-cognitive, experiential; Present moment – now (“Be Here Now”), not in the future or…

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November 6th, 2019

Mindfulness Meditation or formal sitting meditation practice – Concentration and Awareness

Mindfulness is awareness that arises when we pay attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Awareness – another way of knowing that is non-cognitive, experiential; Present moment – now (“Be Here Now”), not in the future or in the past. Paying attention, both through formal meditation and informal practices, allows us to see more clearly, to be less reactive and more…

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October 16th, 2019

Informal mindfulness or mindfulness in everyday activities involves bringing the mindfulness we are developing/deepening through formal mindfulness meditation into our everyday lives. This is where mindfulness can lessen our suffering, and enhance our health and happiness. Some would say informal mindfulness is, “where the rubber meets the road” or where its benefits are realized in everyday life.

Mindfulness meditation practice is the heart of learning to be mindful in everyday life….

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August 5th, 2019

Your’re Invited – Explore the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Workshop (workshop starts Monday, September 9, 2019)

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) workshop provides guidelines and practices for bringing mindfulness to stress/suffering that we all experience in life. MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts in 1979. It is one of the most effective and researched stress reduction workshops available today. MBSR…

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July 23rd, 2018

This brief video, featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn, may help you understand what Mindfulness is. The Mindfulness Living Center, Athens, Georgia offers you several mindfulness based workshops.

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