Join us for a 9-week course that uses mindfulness as a way of reducing stress and improving health and well-being.


This course will help you:


Develop a keener awareness of the body-mind connection
Learn to better cope with stress, pain and difficult emotions
Learn mindful ways of communication
Cultivate loving kindness, forgiveness, and gratitude
Be more fully present and alive in the present moment


For more information on the nature of the course and what will be covered see www.palousemindfulness.com


We will meet:


Nine Wednesdays—September 20th - November 15th 6 to 8 pm
Mt. Vernon United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall


An optional six-hour retreat on November 4


$30 material and instructor fee (Scholarships are available)
Class size limited to 10 participants.
 

This 9-week class includes:

 

Guided instruction on mindfulness practices and gentle mindful movement practices

 

Group dialog and sharing

 

Daily home assignments

 

Optional retreat

 

On-line materials and support

 

Course Facilitator—Beth Albert

 

For more information or to register, contact:

Beth Albert at 832-6394 or

Brad Brookins at 832-6677

 

Schedule

 

9/20 INTRODUCTORY SESSION

This class will be an overview of the course. Attend at no chargeto see if you would like to continue.

 

9/27 WEEK 1

Introduction to Mindfulness—Body scan

 

10/4 WEEK 2

Attention and the brain—Sitting meditation I

 

10/11 WEEK 3

Dealing with thoughts—Sitting meditation II

 

10/17 WEEK 4 (This is a Tuesday)

Stress response—Yoga I

 

10/25 WEEK 5

Difficult emotions and pain—Yoga II

 

11/1 WEEK 6

Deep listening/ Mindful communication—Listening meditation

 

11/4 9am to 3 pm OPTIONAL RETREAT (lunch provided)

A deeper exploration of several mindfulness practices

 

11/8 WEEK 7

Mindfulness and Compassion—Loving Kindness Meditation

 

11/15 WEEK 8

Gratitude, Resilience and developing a practice of your own—Forgiveness Meditation

Mindful in Mt. Vernon