Summer Mindfulness Meditations:
- Wednesday, June 28 5:30-6:30pm
- Friday, July 14 5:30-6:30pm
- Wednesday, July 26 5:30-6:30pm
- Wednesday, August 9 5:30-6:30pm
Join us for a 1-Hour Mindfulness Mediation to help you release stress, anxiety, depression, and any other thought, feeling, or behavior that is no longer working for you.
Summer Special: Only $25! Register today to reserve your spot!
What people are saying:
“Megan has a passion for helping me become the best version of myself. Her specialties have been guiding me from my current emotional, mental challenges through exploration, healing and acceptance.” -C.S.
“Megan is a breath of fresh air! I come away from meeting with her feeling enlightened.” -C.D.
“…I am a type “A” person who thrives on being “on”, but living like that can cause circuit overload. Megan’s classes have been a tremendous educational experience that have taught me to still my mind and live in the moment.” -S.S.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is becoming aware of the present moment. The awareness of the present moment connects your “monkey mind” or “spinning thoughts” to your body and your experience in each moment. This awareness allows you to choose how you want to think, feel, and act in that moment. Mindfulness is true empowerment.
Why become Mindful?
If you struggle with stress, anxiety, irritability, anger, spinning thoughts, trouble sleeping, and dealing with difficult people then mindfulness can be very helpful. Mindfulness involved “letting go” of things you can’t control (as well as not making meaning out of things that don’t warrant meaning.) When you start to let go and become more mindful, you’ll start to feel more calm and at peace in all areas of your life. It’s wonderful!
How does Mindfulness differentiate from Meditation?
Mindfulness is the first and most basic step in meditation, contemplative prayer, and other stillness practices. Becoming more aware of the present moment, striving for a non-judgmental mindset, and creating space for stillness can be very difficult for most people. The approach I take to mindfulness and meditation is very practice and down-to-earth. We aren’t trying to force anything, but want to work with ourselves to gently invite and allow mindfulness into our everyday lives. Allow your journey of a mindful life to be an organic process. It is gradual and takes time. A strong, sturdy oak tree doesn’t just appear overnight. It takes time, stillness, sun, water, and nutrients for growth to happen.
What if I’m worried that I won’t be able to sit still or get my mind to be quiet?
Congratulations! You’re human!
Be gentle with yourself and the expectations you have (a lesson we talk about in our classes and groups!). Often we talk to ourselves very harshly and have very high expectations of ourselves. Guess what, Mindfulness invites us to be more compassionate with ourselves (and others). Does that seem impossible? It might feel that way at first. As you stick with it you’ll see how freeing being more mindful actual is!
And here’s why these classes and groups could be ideal for you. I like to balance practicing mindfulness and meditation (quiet, stillness, some guided imagery, right-brained) with some lessons (talking, learning, cognitive, left-brained). I also balance structure with fluidity during our time together. There is no set curriculum or structure that I work from.
Much of my teaching of mindfulness comes from how I work with clients on a one-on-one basis that address topics such as:
- Setting better boundaries
- Learning effective coping skills for anxiety and depression
- How to make big changes in your life or how you operate
- Resistance to change
- Having better relationships
- Finding deeper connection with our partners and spouses