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The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily LifeThe Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life

The pace of life goes faster and faster. The demands of family, work, home and the non-stop windstorm of news tumbling out of a 24/7 media can leave one feeling like life is lived on a runaway treadmill. Many people get caught up in this breathless cycle, living life as a human doing rather than the human being they are meant to be.

For many this role erodes physical and mental wellness and can be the source of relationship conflicts, job burnout, eating disorders and substance abuse. Others turn to medications to deal with the stressful cycle of living apart from their natural state.

In this daylong workshop “The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life” psychotherapist Mark L. Taylor MA LPC will guide you in practical ways to put the being back into your daily life. Through a blend of didactic and experiential leading Mark will introduce you to various mindfulness and Buddhist psychology practices that can bring you back to the being of living life in the only thing we are ever given – this precious moment upon which life continually turns.

The workshop is Sunday, May 2. We will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Some topics of the day will include:

• Better understanding the nature and relation of emotions to life and action.

• Using the “sacred tool” that is available to you every moment of your life.

• How to become a better observer and actor in daily life.

• Developing openness through mindfulness practice in simple, every day actions.

• Opening more fully to life through greater awareness of the senses.

• Enriching daily life through the practice of Morita and Naikan psychology.

• How to build a mindfulness practice.

NOTE: Beginning April 1 Mark’s new blog will be up and during the month of April he will post items related to mindfulness practice. Blog readers are invited to pose questions or make suggestions of what they would like to see included in the May 2 workshop. To access the blog go to: http://blog.round-river2000.com

Participants should dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear for some outdoor practice. Items to bring: pad or meditation cushion or zafu; blanket to lie on; journal, water bottle; pen and dish to share for potluck.

In order to keep down the cost for this important learning, we will be doing a potluck, though the RoundRiver soup pot will be full with a tasty vegetarian soup for everyone to enjoy.

Investment for this full day of mindfulness learning and practice is $42. If we receive your paid registration by April 26 you get a 10% discount ($37.80). If you register with a friend you can deduct 10%. Both register with a friend and get your paid registrations in by April 26 and save 20% ($33.60).

Payment can be made to the RoundRiver Institute LLC and mailed to P.O. Box 35, Genoa, WI 54632-0035.

For questions or to inquire about late or same-day registration call (608) 483-2730.

How to register:

Click here for a registration form you can print and mail
or register by phone at at (608) 483-2730