Exploring Mindfulness Practices

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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July 23rd, 2018

Mindfulness Meditation – Concentration, Awareness, with Compassion
Mindfulness is awareness that arises by paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally (that is, suspending judgment). Mindfulness involves training in attention, awareness, concentration, and compassion; coming to know and understand yourself in a deeper, experiential way.
Key aspects of mindfulness: Concentration – the ability to stay focused on one object, one-pointedness. Awareness – another…

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July 23rd, 2018

Friday, April 14, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
(This is a free offering from the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional, Athens, GA 30606)
“When hungry – just eat.”This is wonderful advice found in eastern philosophy/psychology. And Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch speak of “intuitive eating” and “awakening the intuitive eater” in their book “Intuitive Eating” (1995). But how do we follow this sage advice to – just eat when hungry? Mindful Eating can change…

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September 21st, 2017

A free offering from the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional
Please join this talk and mindfulness practices focusing on cultivating relaxation through present moment awareness. Why wait for summer vacation, learn how now!
The practice of mindfulness not only enables you to change your relationship to stress, anxiety, depression, etc., but it also leads to relaxation. Being able to relax is important as it allows your mind and body to rejuvenate, “re-charge” … and it feels…

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September 21st, 2017

Realizing Greater Health & Happiness
Starts Monday, February 19, 2018; Register today, class size limited.
Sponsored by the Loran Smith Center on the Piedmont Athens Regional Campus
Ancient wisdom and modern science are blended in this workshop, creating one of the most effective programs for healthy and happy living available today. Learn how relax, to reduce stress, change your relationship to physical or emotional pain, and cope better with everyday demands. Deepen your…

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