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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), with Grace Ogden

8 Tuesday Classes, June 5 to July 24, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm*
1 Saturday Retreat, July 14, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
*Classes 1 & 8 end at 8:00 pm

This evidence-based, experiential program, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D., offers an immersive mix of mindfulness mediation, gentle yoga, and body scan with awareness practices centered on daily living. Useful for managing pain, illness and other stressful conditions, MBSR can also help people make healthy lifestyle changes that include establishing a regular meditation practice. Its three most widely reported benefits are greater focused attention, stress hardiness and compassion. This course is a prerequisite for the MBSR Teacher Training program at UMass Medical School’s CFM. To register and for more info, email grace.gwcim@gmail.com.

Grace Ogden is a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher by the UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. She teaches MBSR for the GW Center for Integrative Medicine and brings a 30-year mindfulness meditation practice to her work.

 

Free Your Neck and Shoulders / Awareness through Movement Workshop®, with Carol Regan, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Method® Practitioner

Saturday, June 30, 2018 • 10:00 – 12:00 noon • $35 per person

The neck, shoulder and upper back are a site of discomfort and tension for many people.  Discover what you may be doing unknowingly in your chest, neck, or elsewhere that impacts your freedom of movement. Learn to release tension through gently exploring new ways of moving.  This workshop is open to all abilities and ages. Contact Carol Regan at carolregan53@gmail.com to register or for more information about the Method®.

 

SkyDancing Tantra – Moving, Meditation, & Connection, with Patrick Chapman

Saturday, July 21, 2018 •1-5 pm •$40

Quite often we move throughout the day without attending to our breath and energy.  We fixate on time and are stuck in the habit of busyness. We strive to complete “to do” lists as we sacrifice caring for ourselves and intimately relating with others. What would it be like to be, move, and relate consciously? SkyDancing Tantra is a spiritual path of deconditioning and awakening developed by Margo Anand (an internationally recognized psychologist, teacher, and author). Learn key SkyDancing Tantra concepts and practice meditation and exercises to expand your awareness and connect with others.

Solo, partnered, new, and experienced participants are welcomed.  This is a fully clothed workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.  Public street and garage parking are available nearby on Cameron Street.  Please contact Patrick at 202-415-4822 for questions about the workshop and registration. 

Patrick Chapman is committed to help people attend within to create intimate relationships and grow spiritually.  Patrick is an Attorney, Certified Life, Leadership, and Conflict Management Coach and Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and SkyDancing Tantra Teacher-In-Training with 25 years of combined experience in coaching, mediation, organizational development, and training.  He is the owner of Attend Within, a holistic coaching practice in the Washington, DC Metro area.

 

 

Crossings’ Director Acupuncturist Alaine Duncan and Acupressure Therapist Cathy Miller just had a research paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.  The paper describes a year-long Restore & Renewâ Wellness Clinic offered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for hospital caregivers. We offered ear acupuncture, clinical acupressure and Zero Balancingâ.  Our hope was that by helping these noble caregivers find more relaxed and calm alertness, we could undo, soften, and release the trauma of war – in them and for everyone they touched. The number we are proudest of is a striking finding on the possible impact we had on patient care. Among those who visited the wellness clinic nine or more times, 75% strongly agreed that they experienced more compassion with patients as a result of clinic participation. When health care providers of war-wounded patients are given opportunities to experience more balance and wellness, this evaluation suggests that they may have the potential to “spread” their wellness to their co-workers and their patients.  We couldn’t have asked for more.  Read it here:
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