There are so many reasons people seek out meditation classes: to reduce anxiety, improve health and wellness, find emotional balance, manage work stress, and cope with life’s changes -- just to name a few. The research has shown time and time again that meditation can indeed improve our quality of life.
You do not need to have a calm mind, or know a single thing about meditation to join this course. How To Meditate For Beginners is taught in plain English, and designed to appeal to anyone regardless of spiritual beliefs.
After all, mindfulness is a lifestyle, not a religion. It can be applied to any activity -- no matter how sacred or profane. From doing the dishes to communicating mindfully with a loved one, the practice of meditation can fortify you with resilience no matter your life circumstances.
Stang, MA, C-IAYT is the author of
Mindfulness & Grief, now in its
second edition, and the host of the
Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. She
has a Master’s Degree in Thanatology (death, dying and bereavement) and is a
certified yoga therapist and meditation instructor. Her own journey of love,
loss and posttraumatic growth fuels her passion for teaching bereaved families
and grief professionals how to use mindfulness-based techniques to cope with
grief, cultivate resilience, and prevent burnout. Heather is on the Advisory
Board for the highly regarded military family survivor organization
Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
, and has appeared on the award
winning television show about grief,
Open to Hope. In addition to her
own publications, Heather has contributed to
Techniques of Grief Therapy:
Assessment & Intervention,
edited by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer. She
is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland as well as the
Mindfulness & Grief Training Institute, and volunteers with the Hospice of
Washington County and the Hospice of Frederick County.
StartWeek 1 Home Practice
StartFocus & Concentration In An "Always On World"
StartGuided Meditation: Focus & Concentration Practice
StartRelaxation Response - A Focus Practice for Health & Wellness
Start5 Minute Relaxation Response for Resilience
StartInformal Home Practice Challenge: Just This Task
StartTED: Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment
StartWeek 2 Home Practice
StartMindfulness Defined (4:09)
StartGuided Meditation: The Body Scan
StartBonus Meditation: Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Body Scan
StartGuided Meditation: Very Lightly Guided Meditation
StartInformal Home Practice Challenge: Mindful Eating
StartInformal Practice: 5 Minute Awareness Break
StartTalk & Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn
StartHow to Practice Formal Seated Meditation
StartGuided Meditation: Open Monitoring