Living Consciously: The Practice of Mindfullness


The details for a wonderful course called "Living Consciously" are detailed below and I just wanted to say a few words about this work, as it has touched my heart and my life deeply. This course is being offered on Sept.30 & Oct.6 at UVIC (registration details can be found here) and is a condensed version of an eight week series of classes.  I attended the full series in the spring of 2009 and as I look back, I see that it was a catalyst for many things I now cherish....building a meditation practice, creating more space in my life and slowing down, connecting deeply with really knowing myself and cultivating acceptance.  Living mindfully is certainly a journey that requires continued practice but as Eckhart Tolle so eloquently says, “You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.”

Course description: Have you noticed that life seems a little out of control lately? Are your body and mind constantly busy? Eastern philosophy teaches us that when we pay attention to what is really happening in the present moment, we develop an ability to make more conscious and healthy choices in our lives. Naturally, body tensions and busy thoughts ease. This highly experiential course includes developing this innate capacity for living more mindfully. The content of the course draws upon the work of Jon Kabat Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.

Instructors: David Greenshields, MA, CQSW, RSW, specializes in innovative mind–body therapy for people with
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, depression and anxiety. David lived with
CFS for many years prior to embracing this process.
Lynne Mustard trained in facilitating Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, where she completed her professional internship. She
has been studying yoga and meditation for over 20 years, and regularly teaches Mindfulness classes, workshops and
the MBSR Program in the Victoria area.

Registration details for this workshop can be found here

~ blog entry by Stephanie Curran

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