Mindfulness Skills 1

8-Week Mindful Skills 1 .  January 14-March 4, 2019. 

This course teaches essential mindfulness skills useful to both both beginners and experienced meditators looking to refresh their practice.

This course is based on the teachings presented in the book The Mind Illuminated,  written by lifelong meditator and neuro-scientist John Yates. This training system is one of the clearest road maps available for developing a successful and effective mindfulness practice.

You will also learn skills to help you work through such difficulties as distraction (both subtle and gross), techniques to work with sleepiness and anxious mental states, learn to increase continuity of attention and reduce mind wandering and much more.

This Mindfulness training will help you see that when you resist life, by either grasping onto pleasant experiences or pushing away unpleasant experiences, you create stress and suffering.  You learn that by being mindfully present in your everyday life you can ride the ups and downs we all encounter and related to them with less stress, fear or anger.

This Mindfulness training will help you see that when you resist life, by either grasping onto pleasant experiences or pushing away unpleasant experiences, you create stress and suffering.  You learn that by being mindfully present in your everyday life you can ride the ups and downs we all encounter and related to them with less stress, fear or anger.

What you learn:

  • Models of mind and objectives of meditation
  • Stage 1 – Establishing a Daily Practice by connecting to our motivation to practice
  • The hindrances and challenges in practice
  • Stage 2 – Interrupted Continuity of Attention. Working with mind wandering.
  • Stage 3 – Extended Continuity of Attention. Mind wandering dramatically reduces.
  • How Mindfulness works with our unconscious mind

Registration fee $250, Book Mind Illuminated, handouts and on-line resources.  For additional information email:  StressManagementKzaoo@gmail.com or call Eric @ 269-254-0771.

To register click on Pay with Card Button below corresponding to the date you want to take the course.

January 14-March 4 , includes Saturday Retreat February 23, 9:30-3:30 pm).  Meets at Kazoo Books, 2413 Parkview Avenue, Kalamazoo. Click on Pay with Card Button below.  Tuition $250. 

March 25-May 20, includes Saturday Retreat, April 20, 9:30-3:30 pm).  Kazoo Books, 2413 Parkview Avenue, Kalamazoo. Click on Pay with Card Button below.  Tuition $250.