Announcing a new mindfulness skills class in Hood River
- Looking for a way to handle the stress of life better?
- Interested in taking action on the idea of ‘becoming more present in my life’?
- New to meditation & curious?
- Experienced but looking for a community to practice regularly?
If any of these thought above apply to you, I’m happy to announce the start of a new, weekly mindfulness skills class.
New to Mindfulness Meditation?
There’s no experience needed to come. This is a friendly atmosphere to try out mindfulness meditation and to see if it will be something that will add to your life.
What is Mindfulness?
People have many definitions of the term mindfulness but it can be put simply as the gentle effort of paying attention in a particular way. It is focused on the present moment (instead of getting lost in planning for the future or rehashing the past) and it is non-judgemental. Practicing non-judgemental awareness involves paying attention to our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in ideas about a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.
When we allow ourselves to let go of having to listen to our mind’s opinion about if something is good or bad and relieve ourselves of having to prepare for a future then some amazing growth can happen.
Not a religious practice
Although meditation is associated with Buddhism, this is a secular practice backed by many scientific studies that will not involve religion. You are most than welcome to bring your own spirituality to the practice but none will be imposed on you.
Here is more info. Animated mouse explains meditation in 2 minutes…
Great! We’d love to have you too. Each class will be guided but will likely be beneficial to experienced meditators as well.
When: TBD based on interest
Where: 409 Sherman Ave in Hood River
Facilitated by Scott Rower, PhD Licensed Psychologist
Weekly drop in, donation-based ($10 suggested)