Upcoming Events

Mindfulness Meditation for Healing and Stress Management

Four Wednesdays: May 31, June 7, 14, and 21
6:00 – 8:00pm
Equilibrium Energy + Education, 47 W. Polk, Ste M-5, Chicago, IL
Register today by calling (312) 786-1882

Would you like to find peace of mind and centeredness in the midst of the noise and frantic pace of modern life? Would you like to learn

Mindful awareness is for anyone wishing peace of mind.

how to release stress and master anxious thoughts and worries? Would you like to understand how mindfulness meditation changes your brain and unlocks your highest potential? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” I invite you to take a deep dive into the present moment with this four session mindfulness meditation workshop.

In his book, “The Mindfulness Solution,” Dr. Ron Siegel of Harvard University defines mindfulness as “awareness of present experience with acceptance.” In this workshop, you’ll learn how to develop the priceless skill of mindfulness through powerful, easy to learn meditation techniques. You’ll learn meditations that release stress from the body, allowing deep relaxation and healing. And you’ll learn how to be mindful during the day, including during meetings and conversations. You’ll learn how to manage difficult emotional and mental states like depression, anxiety and worry. Most importantly, you will rediscover the simple joy of being and the beauty of life’s ordinary moments.

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for light stretching and meditation while lying down. Yoga mats will be provided. This program is not just for couples but I think couples will thoroughly enjoy it.

Register today by calling 312-786-1882 or Click to Register on Equilibrium’s website.

 

A Day of Mindfulness Meditation

Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00am-4:30pm
Equilibrium Energy + Education, 47 W. Polk, Ste M-5, Chicago, IL
Register today by calling (312) 786-1882

Mindfulness is a path to the present moment.

Take a deep dive into the present moment with this day of mindfulness meditation. We will leave our day to day concerns at the door as we slip into the silence, simplicity, and profundity of the timeless NOW. Let stress drain from your body as you breathe, stretch and relax into a new sense of embodied ease.

The day will include some content on how to practice but most of the day will be reserved for mindfulness practices for all aspects of being – body, emotions, mind and spirit. You’ll learn how to use the four traditional meditations – lying, sitting, standing and walking as well as the benefits of each posture. Practicing will include mindful breathing, stretching, walking, and relating. We’ll also have a special mindful eating experience at lunchtime. Don’t miss it!

Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable clothing suitable for light stretching and meditation while lying down. Yoga mats will be provided. You may bring a round cushion (zafu) if you wish. This program is not just for couples but I think couples will thoroughly enjoy it.

Register today by calling 312-786-1882 or Click to Register on the Equilibrium website.

 

Whole Body Mindfulness: Awakening Our Senses

Spring 2017, date TBD, Chicago, IL.Jan2 2016 blog2

In this evening of mindfulness practice, we will explore our senses as gateways to mindful awareness of the present moment. You will come away with practices you can use to relax, center yourself, and enter into the exquisiteness of every moment of your life.

We will use classic mindfulness practices including mindful breathing, walking, and tasting to experience the depth and enjoyment that is “hidden in plain sight” within our days. You’ll explore practices including:

mindfulness of the breath
mindful tasting of raw chocolate truffles
mindful listening to music
mindful relating to others in sharing
mindfulness of the body through movement and qi gong
mindfulness of thoughts

My intention for the evening is to create an experience of “wholebody mindfulness,” a felt-sense experience of mindfulness that includes all that we are: bodily sensations, feelings, and thoughts – in a gentle embrace of mindful awareness.

Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for gentle stretching and bring a meditation cushion if you have one. Meditation cushions and a limited number of chairs will be available.

Fee: $25
Contact me for details

 

Mindfulness and Embodiment Group

Dates and location, TBD, Chicago, IL

You’ll learn powerful meditations and qi gong movements that release the blockages held in body & mind, allowing you to more fully engage with life in the moment. Learn to relax into the now and release your resistance to living the life of your dreams. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Contact me for more information. Registration is required. $25/session or buy 6 sessions for $125.