Dates: Sunday - May 2nd to May 23rd (Four consecutive Sundays), 2021
Time: 10:30AM to NOON PST
Cost: free (donations are appreciated)
Location: Live Zoom Sessions (link sent upon registering)
What others are saying...
"After each session, I was filled with gratitude that I had made it to class, even if my day had been busy and the idea of sitting down for 90 minutes felt daunting."
- spring workshop participant
"RJ has a warm and inviting way of sharing the fruits of Mindfulness practice."
- winter workshop participant
"I have learned to love myself and be forgiving, and I've been more productive and positive--I've learned so much from the 5-week practices and they have been truly life changing! I'm grateful for the opportunity with RJ and I'll always remember to live in the present!"
In this 4-week workshop on building healthy habits for dealing with anxiety, participants will learn various mindfulness meditations and practices. R.J. Rongcal will lead interactive Zoom sessions, which will include learning the fundamentals of mindfulness: What it is...Why it's important...and How to practice it.
Additionally, sessions will include guided meditation, mindful journaling, and group discussion. Between sessions, attendees are asked to keep a practice log to record their experiences of the mindfulness practices.
Transforming anxiety requires that we turn toward it in a wise and healthy way. So come test the following claim for yourself: Bringing kind and curious, non-judgmental attention to our present moment experience, can free us from the suffering caused by anxiety.
Week 1 - Mindfulness and Anxiety
Key: Understanding anxiety, its causes and symptoms
Practice: Awareness of breath
Week 2 - Anxiety in the Body
Key: Emotions are an embodied experience
Practice: Awareness of body sensations (body scan)
Week 3 - Anxious Thoughts & Emotions
Key: Attaching to thoughts & ideas vs. letting them go
Practice: Labeling thoughts, feelings, & sensations
Week 4 - Meeting Anxiety with Compassion
Key: Kindness & compassion are trainable skills
Practice: "Heart-centric" meditation
- Attend at least 3 out of the 4 sessions
- Try best to complete 80% or more of the assigned "home practice" (meditation and practice log)
WEEKLY CLASS FORMAT- Short lecture/talk on week's topic - Guided meditations- Journaling & group discussions
Audio recordings of guided meditations, supplemental reading, online video links, and "How- to" handouts