Introduction to Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Anyone can do mindfulness practice. There are no barriers. It takes many shapes and goes by many names. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain. Practicing Mindfulness reduces stress and improves overall health
Cavemen had to deal with the stress of Saber tooth tigers - no tigers today but we still react the same way when we face work deadlines, financial problems and many more of life’s challenges. What is stress, what causes it and how can we reduce its debilitating effects?
We are social animals – We establish relationships and interact every day for work, food, shelter, leisure. Studies have shown that social engagement is a major factor in good health, longevity and happiness. But, not all human interaction is positive. So, how do we deal with those relationships that are less than ideal and those “unique” people who are challenging?
Movies, novels, TV shows…………..we all want to be entertained. Many of us want to emulate those we see on the screen or read about in our quest for happiness. But, is that reality? What is happiness and how do we achieve it?
A non-financial discussion – Retirement; what we all dream about. But, do you have a plan? It’s NOT just about the money – if you think so, you are ignoring reality. Join me to discuss the “BIG 3” challenges associated with retirement and how you can overcome them and enjoy many years of retirement.
I’m sure like me; all of you have had to sit through dozens of workshops and presentations either because you were intrigued by the title or because your boss suggested that you attend. But within the first few minutes, you were being lulled to sleep as if you had taken a double dose of a powerful sleeping pill or you realized you had 2 extra hours to zone out and make a grocery list or fantasize about a past or upcoming vacation or the person sitting next to you.
Research shows that most adults will stop listening within the first ten minutes of a presentation if they are bored and or convinced there is nothing in it for them.
When I decided to develop a series of workshops, I made myself a promise that my presentations would include 4 components. First, they would be an hour or less. Second, they would be interactive. Third, they would be entertaining and fourth, the attendees would walk away with two or three practical ideas that they could use in their everyday lives.
I hope you will find that my workshops provide all of those components.