ALL-1296-Z First 6 Weeks Thursdays 10:30-11:50 Start Date 14-Sept
Zoom Limit 15
This course will focus on teaching the core tenets of mindfulness, specific exercises utilizing it and the neurological research on how it works. Researchers have been discovering the calming effects of mindfulness and the benefits of practicing the exercises. Participants will be invited to incorporate them into their daily routine to reduce stress and enhance their sense of well-being. Discussion and feedback will take place and everyone will be welcome to share their experiences with mindfulness according to their individual comfort level. Suggested materials include Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Cultivating Lasting Happiness, a 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness by Terry Frahlich.
Coordinator: Leslie Dealy
Leslie is a recently retired social worker. During her 35-year career, she focused on treating clients with anxiety and depression. One of the most effective techniques was the use of mindfulness, helping clients to stay present in the moment. Leslie is an active and compassionate person. She has been involved in a variety of types of volunteer work and seeks to give back to the community. She has found ALL classes to be very stimulating and believes they foster community.