Mindfulness for Personal Growth: Oct 28

Pick a session: 12pm-1pm or 7:00pm-8:30pm

Mindfulness, a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s thoughts and feelings.* Oxford Dictionary

If the above sentence captured your attention and you would like to learn more about mindfulness, Mindfulness for Personal Growth is for you. Mindfulness for Personal Growth introduces the concept of mindful awareness. The class introduces mindfulness practices with personal experiences provided. Participants will learn how cultivating mindfulness as a form of daily self-care. By understanding the foundations of mindfulness, participants will develop skills necessary to navigate clearly and without reservation the vicissitudes of life.

This session is taught by Kim Hill of Mindfulness Strategies. Kim Hill is an Erie native and mindfulness facilitator with over 40 years of experience in health and wellness education. She received her Training in Mindfulness Facilitation (TMF) certification from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior in 2018, and since then has been an active certified member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. Kim currently runs Mindfulness Strategies, a consulting firm that provides mindfulness training and programming to businesses, schools, universities, and other organizations. She believes bringing a greater awareness of mindfulness to the global community begins right here, in this moment, in Erie.

Mindfulness in the Work Place: Nov. 18, 7pm-8:30pm

The work environment is fraught with situations that pull attention away from the present moment. The work environment is also fraught with situations that cause thoughts and feelings to arise spontaneously and rapidly.  Often instead of responding appropriately,  knee jerk reactions occur. To help alleviate this negative cycle, more and more businesses are turning to mindfulness as a tool to increase executive functioning and equanimity in the work environment. If you’re interested in learning techniques for cultivating “mindfulness on the job” as a means of self-care, connection to co-workers and attuning to clients, the class is a great introduction to the topic of Mindfulness in the Workplace.

This session is also taught by Kim Hill.