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Making sense of the world and myself! An 8-week meditation class to support women in an uncertain world
April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$259
Are you feeling the need for a deeper understanding of yourself and the world as it is now? Are you feeling anxious, heart broken, angry, or energized? Perhaps all of these emotions and then some! How do we open to the complexity of feelings, understanding and compassion in a new way, and stay grounded as we engage meaningfully on the world stage?
These are the questions that we will explore together in this mindfulness meditation class for women.
Mindfulness meditation offers us specific instructions for how to be with what is, how to navigate our varied and juicy emotions and how to actively engage in the world. We learn how to be with our state of mind in a way that is gentle and effective, while also proactively noticing all that we already have in our lives. Through this conscious awareness we gain clarity, open to compassion and touch the beauty, ease and joy of life. This strengthens us and leads to resilience!
If this resonates – then this class is for you! Classes are intimate with only 6-8 participants thus building solidarity and connection.
WHEN: Thursdays, April 20 – June 8, 2017 * 7:30-9 pm
WHERE: Takoma Park, 6930 Carroll Ave (more details upon registration)
COST: 259 for 8 weeks and includes a book
“As a long time caregiver for my mother who had recently passed away, I was trying to identify a way to release the guilt for never being able to do enough, and to develop some sense of peace. Jeanine’s meditation instruction and guidance assisted me along this path, and also helped me to find my sense of humor, a vital part of my personality which had gone missing for several years. The support offered by Jeanine and other members of our small meditation group was a godsend.” meditation student, 2014
The skill that is honed in meditation is mindfulness, which is an exploratory mental state that allows you to be actively watchful, curious, and accepting of what is. Research shows that mindfulness meditation decreases stress, improves our overall health and well-being, and brings a sense of spaciousness so many of us are craving. Intended for both new and experienced practitioners, this class will focus on key elements of mindfulness meditation. You will learn the following in this class:
▪ how to be present with grief, fear, anxiety, anger and other juicy emotions,
▪ how to develop and/or deepen a regular meditation practice,
▪ how to be present to the joy in your everyday life and interactions,
▪ how to be compassionate with yourself and others,
▪ how to see yourself honestly and make friends with what you see.
In this class, we will shine the light of awareness onto ourselves and our emotions in the spirit of curiosity and acceptance. During each session there is instruction on meditation, time for participants to ask questions and share, and a meditation period. The class is interactive in nature.
“Jeanine is such a wonderful meditation instructor. I came into the class with a bit of nervousness about just sitting still and meditating. Jeanine’s gentle, confident style and true expertise demystified it for me. I now find meditation a healthy addition to my life, a tool that helps me with anxiety and confidence, and a calming respite in my busy life.” Jane, Director, Discovery Communications
About the Instructor: Jeanine Cogan, Ph.D., is a Research Psychologist, Certified Coach and blogger for the IntelligentIntrovert.com. She is a long time student of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Jeanine has taught mindfulness meditation courses in the community, at professional conferences, and in the workplace. She practices mindfulness with a sense of humor and curiosity and invites her students to do the same.