A Clean Slate: An Introduction to Mindful Living

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

One of the primary aims of our practice is to live with more awareness, choice, and empathy. That means making mindfulness part of the very fabric of our life. Our practice is just that: practice. It is a training that prepares us for the real thing, living life.

And if we can develop more ease and natural awareness in our formal mindfulness practice, it can actually become a foundation for how we live.

Bring more authenticity, awareness and happiness into your life and learn more about mindfulness practice within a small and supportive community of women.

Join a diverse group of women learning how to wake up and enjoy life using daily mindfulness practices and meditation. The Year of Mindfulness program is unique in that we will have guest facilitators, each an experienced practitioner in her particular field of mindfulness. This collaborative team approach provides participants expanded learning opportunities and more small group connections and mentoring time.

Professor Emeritus Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder and former director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, helped to bring the practice of mindfulness meditation into mainstream medicine and demonstrated that practicing mindfulness can bring improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms as well as positive changes in health attitudes and behaviors.

Embracing Mindful Living offers a vast array of benefits:

  • Increasing your capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life.
  • Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events.
  • By focusing on the here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others

If greater well-being isn’t enough of an incentive, scientists have discovered the benefits of mindfulness techniques help improve physical health in a number of ways. Mindfulness can:

  • help relieve stress
  • treat heart disease
  • lower blood pressure
  • reduce chronic pain
  • improve sleep
  • alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties

In recent years, psychotherapists have turned to mindfulness meditation as an important element in the treatment of a number of problems, including:

  • depression
  • substance abuse
  • eating disorders
  • couples’ conflicts
  • anxiety disorders
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
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A Closer Look at the Weekend

January 13, 2017 - Doors open at 6PM

  • Welcome
  • Meditation & Mindful Breathing
  • Mindful versus Mind full
  • Yes, You Can!

January 14, 2017 - Doors open at 9AM

  • Coffee Talk – we will start the morning with coffee (or tea) from Kaldi’s.  The emphasis here is the importance of taking time to connect, build a community of supportive women and relax 
  • Meditation & Mindful Breathing 
  • Women Supporting Women 
  • Restorative Yoga (Restorative yoga is something completely different. It’s about slowing down and opening the body through passive stretching) with a Guest Facilitator 
  • Mindful Eating – learn about making positive choices while letting go of self-judgement, self-loathing and negative self-talk over your eating choices with a Guest Facilitator 
  • Define, Design and Create your Vision Board for 2017 
  • Thought Showers (the new term for Brainstorming)  

January 14, 2017 - Doors open at 9AM

Today we jump into the heart of Mindfulness and walk through the Ten Attitudinal Foundations that make up the core touchstones of mindfulness.

  • Brown Bag Lunch provided by SqWires Restaurant (you will be given a choice of lunches)
  • Closing Thoughts – The Year of the Mindful Woman
  • Mediation & Mindful Breathing
CLEAN SLATE PACKAGE

$299

One Time Fee
  • Admission to A Clean Slate
  • Full Membership to The Mindful Woman
  • Discounted Membership Fees of $39.99/month

 

Payment information for monthly membership fees (where applicable) will be collected at registration for A Clean Slate or we will contact you directly.

MINDFUL WOMAN MEMBER

$99

One Time Fee
  • Full Membership to The Mindful Woman
  • Membership Fees of $39.99/month
  • Admission to A Clean Slate Kick-Off not included

 

Payment information for monthly membership fees (where applicable) will be collected at registration for A Clean Slate or we will contact you directly.

CLEAN SLATE PACKAGE - Two Pay Plan

$159

First of Two Payments
  • Admission to A Clean Slate
  • Full Membership to The Mindful Woman
  • Discounted Membership Fees of $39.99/month

 

Your second payment for the A Clean Slate Package will be collected at registration.

Payment information for monthly membership fees (where applicable) will be collected at registration for A Clean Slate or we will contact you directly.

CLEAN SLATE ONLY

$349

One time Payment for Kick- Off Weekend
  • Admission to A Clean Slate
  • Full Membership to The Mindful Woman is not included but can be purchased at a later date.