Date(s) - 02/06/2023
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Offered through Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church
Mondays 6:30 to 7:45pm
January 30 through February 20, 2023
Jane Prairie is offering this workshop to those wishing to learn and practice a variety of simple ways to bring the benefits of mindful practices into daily life. Jane loves to teach skills that support behavior change which can bring more peace and joy into daily living. She has a gentle way of bringing out the wisdom in a group so everyone is learning from each other.
Anyone is welcome to attend – no prior experience is necessary, and people with experience are equally welcome. Join us if you have some intention to experience more mindfulness in your life now, with support from other people, during this quieter and introspective time of winter.
What is Mindfulness? A quick Google search offers some definitions. And there is much more to discuss and explore about the spiritual components in the origins of these practices and what brings ethical benefits to our practice, if the group decides it is interested in those kinds of discussions.
From The Oxford Dictionary: “…a mental state achieved by concentrating on the present moment, while calmly accepting the feelings and thoughts that come to you, used as a technique to help you relax.” And from The Cambridge Dictionary: “…the practice of being aware of your body, mind and feelings in the present moment, thought to create a feeling of calm.”
Jane Prairie is a long-time member at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland Maine. She has recently retired from over 35 years as a Social Worker, including facilitating groups and teaching mindfulness skills. She is enjoying the freedom to practice these skills more each day. Over the past few years she has been learning about Buddhism and also has a small Reiki practice.
To ask any questions and to sign up please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Both of these will be through Zoom only. Once you have signed up, a link to the workshops will be emailed to you.