Noontime  Mindfulness

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NO REGISTRATION NEEDED
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Online Instruction & Practice
led by William Hale, M.D.
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Dates:   usually on 1st & 3rd Wed. of each month
Time:     12:05 - 12:35 p.m.
Cost:     Free
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Join via Zoom:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8251174787
       Meeting ID:    825 117 4787
       Password:      ease            

Or connect by phone by dialing any of these numbers:
        (346) 248-7799               (669) 900-6833 

 

Community Mindfulness Practice

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NO REGISTRATION NEEDED
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Online Instruction & Practice
led by William Hale, M.D.

A Deeper Exploration of Using an Anchor to Sustain Attention  
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Date:     Sat, Dec 18
Time:     9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost:     Free
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A common meditation technique is to focus on the breath, using it as an “anchor” to hold attention and to keep returning to.  A challenge of this technique is that other things pull on awareness – such as thoughts, body sensations, or sounds – and we experience these non-anchors as distractions. 
 
In this session we will explore a slightly more sophisticated way of using an anchor, in which we will note other stimuli that come into awareness, allowing them to be the focus of attention momentarily, and then return to the anchor.  Briefly acknowledging these other stimuli allows them to not seem like distractions.  This technique also sharpens mindful awareness of moment-to-moment change, and it cultivates the ability to sustain concentration across changing objects.  Awareness and concentration, along with equanimity (which is the ability to rest with experience as it is), are the three components of mindfulness. 
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Join via Zoom:      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8251174787 

Meeting ID:     825 117 4787                         Password:     ease

Or join by phone by dialing any of these numbers:
             (346) 248-7799            (669) 900-6833