MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

with Paula Huffman

Sundays 4pm-6pm

October 29

November 19

December 17

$30 pre-pay

$40 drop-in

Register online here

or call 919-933-9642 to register.

Open to all levels of practitioners

Learn about Mindfulness practices or refresh your current practice.
Participants will be given handouts and references to online Mindfulness materials.

 

Mindfulness involves a conscious direction of awareness. When practicing Mindfulness we are making a conscious effort to remain aware of what is going on right now! We work on moving out of Auto Pilot and start to live life again! Mindfulness wakes us up to the fact that our lives unfold only in moments. It provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck and back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality. Learning the Mindfulness practices can help you to manage stress by allowing you to function from a calmer baseline, manage catastrophic thinking and choose to respond skillfully to difficult events in your life.


If you are recovering from an acute condition, coping with a chronic condition,

or are just plain “stressed out” this workshop will be helpful for you.

What will you learn? What will we cover?

~ How to recognize Stress Triggers and Stress Indicators

in order to reduce triggering of the Stress Response.


~ Recognizing and Working with Catastrophic Thinking

through Awareness and Breathing Practices.


~ Identification of Destructive and Constructive Coping Mechanisms

and how to make positive changes or reinforce Constructive Coping.


~ An identification and experience of practices that we can incorporate

into our daily life to help us step out of Auto Pilot and live our life to the fullest.


~ Incorporation of Mind and Body including the Body Scan Practice.


~ Mindfulness Based Seated Meditation


~ Self Compassion; Loving Kindness Meditation

 

Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT, Mindful Instructor, started practicing yoga in the mid 70’s. She now has a committed personal yoga and meditation practice that has evolved since that time. Combining her life’s work experience in the health care field with her yoga teaching, Paula’s focus is on the healing and restorative aspects of yoga through the development of both physical and spiritual awareness. Her style of teaching encourages a quiet, gentle, reflective approach to asana with the belief that yoga can be adapted to meet students needs regardless of any limitations they may be experiencing.  Paula is also perinatal educator and teaches prenatal and postpartum yoga, mommy baby yoga, couples yoga in pregnancy, prepared childbirth classes and is trained as a doula. She studied with Jon Kabat Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Mass, and teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Pain Management Classes at the UNC School of Medicine’s Program on Integrative Medicine. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2001 and has specialty certifications in Restorative Yoga, Perinatal Fitness, and Prepared Childbirth Education.

"Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention,

on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally"."

John Kabat Zinn