Course No. ED471e, ED571e
Most of the time, our attention is not where we intended it to be; it can be hijacked by our thoughts and emotions, by our stressors, life experiences, and memories of the past. Mindful awareness is like training a muscle. It is not a quick fix; instead, it is practicing being with all experiences. Practicing mindfulness reduces that tendency to respond in autopilot. Our brain loves repetition, whether it is negative or positive. This course is a chance to train your brain and create new neural pathways while letting go of distractions. Interest in mindfulness has been growing steadily in recent years. This course provides an opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness while strengthening skills and practicing turning toward and being with whatever arises in life. Join me to begin the process of mental training involving meditation and mindful awareness while positively transforming yourself. Remember, every moment counts. This is a perfect opportunity to influence your brain, healthy, and longevity. Text by Jon Kabat Zinn, Wherever You Go There You Are, is available on Amazon for about $4 (kindle) to $14 paperback, and is responsible for launching public awareness of mindfulness.
NOTE: This course was designed by Heritage Institute President, Mike Seymour, who has over forty years of meditation experience in Buddhist and Christian traditions.
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- Understood the importance of mindfulness to health and emotional well-being.
- Learned through direct practice various modes of mindful meditation.
- Experienced the difficulties in meditation and how to accommodate them.
- Explored how to bring various mindful practices to their professional situation
- Helped create daily/weekly plan for mindfulness
KABAT ZINN, JON: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Daily Life ISBN-13: 978-1401307783 Cost used on Amazon about $4. New for $11. Audiobook also available.
I loved this class. My instructor was amazing! I continued to take classes from her because she is an amazing instructor and a person. The things she taught me I can use in life and school, she was not only giving materials and skills but would bring in other information that would help me. She is a caring professional with a mission to help people.
This was such a great class and its taught me a lot about mindfulness and has allowed me to practice what it's teaching. Previous courses it's more about research then action so I valued that a lot. The professor was very responsive and positive and always gave additional ideas for deeper thinking.
This course exceeded my expectations. The curriculum was interesting and perfect for furthering my learning. My instructor was insightful, inspiring, and supportive. I would highly recommend taking a class from Brenda McKinney.