Exploring Mindfulness Practices

January 8th, 2021

This month we explore the attitudes and guidelines, essential aspects of an effective Mindfulness practice during meditation as well as for everyday living.

Mindfulness is …
Mindfulness is 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, Concentration, Awareness, and Compassion and its benefits.

Key Aspects – Mindfulness involves…

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December 30th, 2020

We all experience joy and know what it feels like. The good news is that we can cultivate the feeling and create the conditions for it to be realized more deeply and frequently. Mindfulness is one way to enhance the development of this innate ability we all share. First, a brief introduction to what Mindfulness is and its benefits. Next, we summarize the practice of Awareness of Breath. This practice develops a clear, calm, and collectedness to the mind and body, preparing for the cultivation…

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December 7th, 2020

Exploring Mindfulness practices and several related ways to work with holiday stress

Mindfulness Meditation – 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.

Key aspects of mindfulness: Concentration – the ability to stay focused on one object, one-pointedness (a unified and tranquil mind). Awareness –…

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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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