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Do you ever feel like a victim of ‘monkey mind’, unable to focus or relax in the present moment?
Stress, anxiety and depression are common, preventable conditions, which a regular meditation practice can help with.
During 4 weekly sessions you will be guided through a series simple mindfulness meditation techniques aimed at reducing stress and anxiety, as well as enhancing awareness of the mind/body connection to promote greater health and a sense of well being.
Session 1: Discovering the ground of sanity
According to the Buddhist tradition the mind is inherently stable, clear and strong. Meditation practice is a way to tune into this natural clarity by training the mind to rest in the present moment.
In this introductory session you will learn the view of meditation and a simple meditation technique, which will be expanded on during the following sessions.
Session 2: Gathering a scattered mind
One of the first things people discover through meditation is how speedy and chaotic the mind can be. It is challenging to slow down and examine the quality of our thoughts. Meditation is a process of taming this wildness, through which we discover that the mind is much bigger than our thoughts.
By recognizing certain habitual thoughts and emotions we learn to let them go.
In this session we explore the difference between mindfulness and awareness and how to work with the layers of discursive thoughts and strong emotions that arise during practice and daily life.
Session 3: Working with anxiety, doubt and depression
Depression and anxiety are normal human responses to distress and pain. However, negative emotions can easily take over the mind and prevent us from connecting to a natural sense of joy and freedom.
In this session we will discuss how to work with negativity as part of the process of healing and deepening awareness. We will also explore somatic based meditations for locating and releasing stuck feelings in the body.
Session 4: Meditation for life
Mindfulness is like a muscle that needed to be exercised regularly to grow stronger. The key to meditation practice is doing it, regularly. The benefits of meditation go beyond just relaxation and stress reduction. As a path meditation is transformational, touching and enhancing all aspects of life.
This final session will cover obstacles and antidotes to establishing a regular meditation practice. You will also be given a 21 day meditation challenge, providing short daily meditation exercises to complete over a three week period.
Who is the Meditation Bootcamp program for?
- Anyone interested in some extra support starting a regular meditation practice
- Those who would like to explore mindfulness as a way managing chronic pain
- Anyone who is struggling with chronic stress, anxiety or depression
Investment: $295.00 – including 4 one on one instructional sessions and reading material.
What to get started with meditation? Silas Rosenblatt, R Ac is a Shambhala Buddhist meditation instructor with over 15 years of practical meditation experience. Please feel free to contact Silas at (250) 884 7061 or send a personal message through the contact page