“When you are grounded in calmness and moment-to-moment awareness, you are more likely to be creative and to see new options, new solutions to problems. You are more likely to be aware of your emotions and less likely to be carried away by them.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. Originator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction=========================================================================================
Research reveals those who complete an MBSR Class gain:
Individuals who want to deepen their understanding of themselves, learn techniques to cope with stress, and live mindfully will benefit from this training. Living mindfully means connecting intimately with the people, events, and situations in ones’ life in a way that improves quality of life, enhances the ability to deal with stress, and enables a richer, more meaningful life.
There is still room for individuals to join the next class. The class will begin in late August or Sept and meet at the First Universalist Unitarian Church in San Antonio, TX. The class will meet once a week for ~2 hrs, the evening is yet undecided, but it will likely be from 7-9pm, with an additional one full day silent retreat between the 6th and 7th weekly class (yet to be scheduled).
More information can be seen on the CLASS DESCRIPTION page on this website (to navigate between pages, click the page you'd like to view, listed across the top of each page) .
Cost: $300. Compare prices (Austin-$500, UMASS-$600)
Please contact us at email@example.com or call 210-391-8000 to sign up for the class.
What is Mindfulness?
To be mindful is to be fully aware in a given place, time, and situation. To be mindful is to focus on the awareness rather than on the thinking, judging, and interpreting that often accompanies awareness. To be mindful is ‘to be fully aware, in that one moment of time’. With this basic definition, it is clear that any activity can be accomplished mindfully. Yet, it is not easy to be mindful.
What is Mindful Meditation?
When learning to be more mindful during everyday activities, it helps to learn in steps. Mindful meditation is a process by which a person learns to apply their attention to a focus of attention, such as the breath, sounds, sights, and movement. From these practiced activities, a person learns to expand awareness and attention to include other activities, such as eating, communicating, and working. During mindfulness training, participants persistently practice the attitudes of non-judging, patience, trust, ‘beginners mind’, non-striving, acceptance, and letting go. Although the terms may sound foreign, basically they signal a new way of seeing and interacting with the world around you…in a manner than reduces stress. Through mindfulness meditation, one can slowly learn to increase concentration, focus, and insight.
What do we offer?
On the next pages, you will see that we offer 8-week classes periodically, in San Antonio, TX.
We also conduct 1hr, 3hr, and one- and two-day workshops.
How can you contact us?
Vitalife Insight Contact Information: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 210-391-8000.
Check out our blog at http://vitalifeinsight.over-blog.com/
We can grow by spending time in meditation, be it formal or informal. Through our meditation practice, we begin to to see the bigger picture and our own lives as part of that bigger picture. We also see those parts of ourselves that keep us from experiencing the full understanding and experience of love.
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
– awareness in the present moment –
- insight and self-knowledge -
- yielding a sense of calm and confidence -