Finding Calm An Introduction to Meditation, Mindfulness & Other Beneficial Practices
Let your anxiety go.
Many of us are living increasingly busy lives. We race through our days on autopilot, hurrying from one errand, work obligation, or social event to another. And while things usually do get done, all that planning, organizing, and worrying can have a downside — we wind up feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.
What can we do to feel more calm and ease?
Recent scientific research suggests that meditation, mindfulness, gentle yoga, breathing exercises, and other easy-to-learn practices can ease that stress — and help boost your energy, increase your resilience, and improve your overall health.
To learn more, please join us for Finding Calm: An Introduction to Meditation, Mindfulness & Other Beneficial Practices. Led by Laurence Magro, a therapist specializing in mindfulness-based interventions, this powerful 2 ½ hour workshop will use experiential activities and facilitator-led discussion of the various practices that can help you:
- Improve your physical health: the practice of mindfulness has been proven highly successful as an adjunct treatment for illness, eating and sleep disorders, addiction, anxiety, and depression
- Enhance your ability to respond to stress rather than react to it
- Boost your ability to adapt to change and bounce back more quickly from setbacks
- Respond promptly and appropriately to difficulties
Learning new ways to better meet the challenges and demands of everyday life can help you open the door to greater ease and well-being — and ultimately forge a deeper, more compassionate relationship with yourself.
Laurence Magro, MS, MBA, was certified in MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in mindfulness-based therapies and integrative approaches. She is also the founder and director of Mindful Living NY, which offers counseling, training, and consulting to individuals, groups, and professional organizations. For the last 15 years she has served as a practicing psychotherapist and mindfulness trainer with a personal yoga and meditation practice. She draws on Eastern contemplative traditions and recent Western advances in mind-body research to inspire and empower people to help themselves.