The Moment at Hand: Applying Practical Mindfulness to Your Daily Life
November 20, 2011 / 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 at hand upon which our lives continually turn.
The workshop is November 20, 2011. We will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.
- 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.
Mark L. Taylor MA LPC – Mark is the founder of the RoundRiver Institute LLC and a licensed psychotherapist who uses many principles from Buddhist psychology and mindfulness in his work with a variety of clients and clinical issues. He believes that our internal wisdom and capacity to care and heal ourselves is both the key to living a more peaceful and dynamic life and as easily accessed as the next breath.
Mark has a number of past blog entries on mindfulness available for students to read beforehand. To access the blog go to: http://blog.round-river2000.com
What to Bring: 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.
Lunch Details: 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.
Personal Investment: $28. If we receive your paid registration Nov. 16 you get a 10% discount ($25.20). If you register with a friend you can deduct 10%. Both register with a friend and get your paid registrations in by Nov. 16 and save 20% ($22.40).
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