Practicing mindfulness means becoming a witness to our own thoughts, patterns and habits. How can this practice and awareness be brought into our interpersonal relationships? How can we become a witness to our habitual ways of reacting and interacting with others, and then use that information to practice healthier ways of communicating, responding and being with others? This session will discuss the incredible value of bringing mindfulness into relationships and will provide tools and practices to start your own exploration.
We know mindfulness is good for us, but practicing it is incredibly challenging. This presentation and practice opportunity will touch on core mindfulness teachings to help better understand the mind and why it is so challenging to focus and stay in the present moment.
What is mindfulness?
What’s the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
Why is it important?
How do I go about starting a practice?
This workshop will cover the basics of mindfulness and meditation, why it’s beneficial to overall health and well-being, and how we can practice it. Practical exercises and techniques will be covered to provide a foundation to begin, enhance or re-spark your own personal practice.
Happy people are healthier, live longer, have more friendships, are more productive, more creative, more generous, and have more fun. But what is happiness exactly? The good news is that happiness is a choice we make and is something that can be cultivated through awareness and practice. Join yoga teacher and psychotherapist, Sarah Harmon, for this interactive and informative workshop that will cover powerful insights from positive psychology research and tactical happiness-harvesting strategies. You will explore various tools and daily practices that will help you cultivate joy and peace of mind in your everyday life.
Smartphones. They can be our best friends and worst enemies. Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning, and basically all day long? Do you pick up your phone and then wonder where 45 minutes went as you mindlessly scrolled social media? Have you ever said to yourself that you want to spend less time on your phone, but aren’t quite sure how to do that? This workshop is an opportunity to address all these questions by first tuning into your current relationship with your phone and understanding how it’s working for and against you. Numerous strategies to develop a more mindful and healthier relationship with your smartphone/social media will be discussed and practiced. We will also do a short “text thumb/neck" self-massage/yoga sequence to address the negative physical impact of endless scrolling!