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Our current culture of busyness, distraction, and urgency leaves
us feeling hollow and uneasy. There is another way:
mindfulness. Mindfulness is being in the present moment in an
open, non-judgmental way. When we're mindful, we listen, notice,
focus, and create. We are present in our own lives.
These 5-week courses (101 and 201) include both formal
instruction on meditation and varied suggestions for informal
practice. Download a class flyer or
register online here!
Mindfulness 101: This 5-week course includes
formal instruction on meditation, current research on mindfulness,
tools to work with difficult emotion, methods for cultivating
positive experience, paths to self-compassion, and suggestions for
informal, everyday practice. The elongated time-frame lets students
fully engage and form new habits.
Mindfulness 201: When students practice
mindfulness, it awakens their inner wisdom and awareness, yet it's
easy to stop practicing-we often resist the very habits that bring
us ease and healing. This second 5-week course re-establishes
practices of meditation and mindfulness, and provides new
instruction on self-compassion, inner-reflection, meditation, and
everyday mindfulness practices. (*The course is reserved for people
who've taken Mindfulness 101.)
Mindfulness for the Holidays: Though holidays
bring celebration and connection, they also bring stress and
busyness. It's possible to slow down during the holidays: to focus
on what's most important; to savor the moments. This one-night
workshop provides guided meditations and practical suggestions for
bringing more awareness, space, and love to the holidays.
Mindful Eating: When we eat, we're often
distracted or rushed, which leaves us feeling unsatisfied,
searching for something more. Mindfulness keeps us present, so we
savor and enjoy our food. We feel satisfied and, in turn, don't eat
as much. This one-night workshop includes guided meditations,
active practice with mindful eating, and suggestions for daily
life. It's possible to redefine our relationships with food and
About the Teacher: Joy Jordan is a
former statistics professor who left academia to better align her
inner and outer lives. Now she teaches meditation and mindfulness.
Joy's classes include active practice, accessible exercises, and
LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd.,
in Appleton Memorial Park.
FEE: $45/session (except $15 for the one-time
Holiday Mindfulness Workshop and Mindful Eating Workshop)
September 11-October 9
October 16-November 13
Register in person at: City Hall, 100 N. Appleton St.,
1st Floor Customer Service
If you have any questions, please contact Appleton Parks and
Recreation at 920-832-3905.
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103
100 N. Appleton St.
Appleton, WI 54911
Office: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
and enriching lives where we live, work and play."
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