“Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
MY PASSION TO TEACH MINDFULNESS
I am a certified mindfulness teacher and offer presentations and workshops on mindfulness as well as 6 or 8 week mindfulness courses for groups or individuals adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Mr. Kabat-Zinn's work was introduced at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the late 1970's for chronic pain management. Mindfulness training gives us the skills to stay present with our experience whether it be pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. We learn to do this with kindness toward ourselves, letting go of judgments and cultivating awareness of what is happening within us and around us. Scientific research has proven the benefits of mindfulness practices which are now being implemented in schools, hospitals, businesses, prisons, as well as treating veterans suffering from post traumatic stress.