Breathing in Wellness: A 4-part Mindfulness & Meditation Educational Series
developed by Matthew Grossman
Developing mindfulness skills can help combat stress, anxiety, and uncertainty in everyday life. This series explores meditation & mindfulness skills and explores four core meditation practices.
Session topics include:
Session 1: Sitting Meditation is one of the core practices of Mindfulness Meditation. It combines aspects of physical body positioning, calming breathing practices, and directing the mind’s awareness in order to achieve a balanced and natural sense of relaxation.
Session 2: Body Scan involves focused and nonjudgmental awareness and acceptance to specific parts of the body in sequential order (head, neck, chest, abdomen, etc.). This promotes awareness of both positive and negative sensations in the body while keeping the Sitting Meditation component of awareness of thoughts.
Session 3: Visual Meditation/Guided Imagery is a practice which involves imagining yourself in a relaxing, healing, stimulating place. This practice can be used to relax the body and mind, improve daily functioning, and facilitate healing through the use of attention and imagination.
Session 4: Loving-kindness Meditation begins with generating a feeling of love and acceptance towards yourself and emanates outward to others around you with whom you have positive or negative feelings towards, and even to those whom you do not know. Through the use of a mantra, this practice softens the mind and the heart and builds empathy and wellness.
Session 1: Sitting Meditation
Session 2: Body Scan
Session 3: Visual Meditation/Guided Imagery
Session 4: Loving-Kindness Meditation
Copyright 2018, Matthew Grossman (2018)
Below are the new Cancer Retreat Information Flyer and Brochure. Please share with friends and health care providers!
Metastatic Breast Cancer One Day Retreat Application — RETREAT FULL
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:30am to 5:00pm
This retreat is designed to empower those living with Metastatic Breast Cancer to make life-affirming changes by providing tools and knowledge in a safe and caring community of others facing a similar diagnosis.
During the retreat, you will experience:
*A respite from the stresses of daily life with a cancer diagnosis
*Gentle, therapeutic yoga and meditation
*Delicious, whole foods, health-supportive lunch and
*An education session about eating with cancer
*A creativity session to tap into greater self-understanding in the face of cancer
*A community of other individuals who have shared experiences
Who: This retreat is designed for women who have been diagnosed with Stage IV/Metastatic breast cancer.
Cost: FREE, thanks to the generous support of the GW Cancer Center.