Starts on March 20th, 2018 and occurs
every week on
Tuesdays until April 24th, 2018, excluding 2/13/18, 2/20/18, 2/27/18, 3/6/18, 4/3/18
Time: 7:00 PM
Mindfulness & Meditation with Gena Rotas, LICSW & Mindfulness Coach
6 week series Tuesday nights, 7:15 to 8:15 pm. (arrive between 7 and 7:15) Drop in and pay as you go, per class, $15. Middle School and High School students, $10.
Session 2: New Start Date, due to snow on March 13 Start date: March 20, skip April 3, ends April 24. (you can drop into any class, anytime, you do not have to do them all, each is it's own experience and they are not "progressive" as we are encouraging home practice as well!)
Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment with kindness and curiosity in a non-judgmental manner.
Thirty years of scientific research has shown that the effectiveness of mindfulness has helped with illness, anxiety, worry, stress, and decision making. Mindfulness and Meditation has also been able to help manage emotions and to increase the capacity for compassion, empathy, self care and self love. Mindfulness practices are widely used in business, healthcare and education. Mindfulness and Meditation:
Expect this class to be easy, comfortable and fun. You will Learn to:
Make friends with your breath
Notice the present moment
Become aware of your physical sensation
Experience a sense of calm
Find joy in being present
Discover your inner stillness
Everyone is welcome,no experience necessary! Discussion, Q & A, meditation practice and insight to bringing more peace into your daily lives. You can sit in a chair, on the floor on a cushion, or against a wall, you choice, and we have everything you need to be comfortable.
Gena Rotasis an Author and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a private practice here in East Longmeadow. As a Mindful Life Coach, she has conducted Mindfulness Training programs for local school districts, community leadership, business organizations, adults and children of all ages. As an educator and a social worker, Gena understands that information sticks when people are engaged and having fun. In this human adventure it is paramount that acquiring new ideas and strategies be peppered with the delight of curiosity and inquire that you had when you were young. Her latest book: "Love YOU: Small Changes to Quiet the Gremlins and Tame Those Unhealthy Habits, Behaviors and Addictions" was written to help you find love for yourself and a roadmap to becoming your own best friend so that you might thrive and flourish in life.