WHY PRACTICE MINDFULNESS?
SO YOU CAN SHOW UP FOR YOUR LIFE, NOW!
Can you think of a moment you experienced incredible joy? You were certainly not thinking of your to-do list in that moment. In order to experience joy, we need to be present, aware, in this moment.
Mindfulness isn’t just meditation and OMs. It’s a way of noticing when your thoughts, especially the anxious ones, take over your brain and send stressful chemicals into your body.
With mindful practice, you can learn to notice when your thoughts have kidnapped you and how to release them and shift in another direction. You can learn to reconnect to your true, wise self, even in moments of difficulty.
From this strong, relaxed place, from your deepest, wisest self, you’ll be ready for whatever life has in store. From this loving, accepting place, you’ll find all the joy that is available to you, not once and while, but everyday.
It is a practice. And there is so much to discover about yourself in the practice.
Mindful Counseling Sessions
We all have times of feeling anxious, insecure, even panicked. And, there are ways to learn to lessen these feelings in your life through mindfulness. In my mindful counseling sessions, we together explore your over-riding thoughts and beliefs and learn to release those that are no longer serving you.
It’s a bit like having a filter on your vision. Let’s say you have a yellow filter that is constantly in front of your eyes. Perhaps that yellow filter represents a certain distrust you bring to your life. It’s been there so long that you can’t even see it. But what you do see is that you are not having the results you want. You want a result other than yellow, maybe red or green. That could represent a deep relationship, or more connection in your work, but just can’t seem to achieve it.
You see what others are doing to achieve it, but when you do it, it doesn’t work.
That’s because you need to go back and take off your yellow filter. If you are constantly distrustful you will struggle to find meaningful relationships, or to connect with others.
Usually, that filter did serve you in your past. Maybe you needed it to protect yourself. But now, the situation has changed, and it’s only hindering your view, stopping you from having what you want in your life.
Together we can find these filters, explore them in a gentle, caring way, and find the way for you to let them go so you can live freely and fully.
Contact me and we can meet to see if my style of mindful counsel is a good fit for you. Cost is 125 Chf /hour, less if you purchase several sessions..
Mindfulness For Life Abroad: All that you are facing in your new life abroad provides tremendous opportunity for discovery and learning. Take advantage of this “break” from your old life to learn and discover more about yourself, about your life strategies. Here we will explore how life abroad can allow you to:
– take inventory of your life strategies up to now
– let go of what no longer serves you
– become clear on what really matters to you
– put more of what’s important into your life on a daily basis
– connect with your true self and inner wisdom
– become more resilient, ready for whatever comes next
Living abroad brings so much to your life; possibly including incredible challenge, wonderful adventure, tremendous frustration, and perhaps loneliness and isolation. Sometimes I think it’s like taking life’s journey and kicking it up a notch, at least for a while. Take this opportunity in your life to learn skills that will continue to serve you for the rest of your life, no matter where on the planet you live.
Applied Mindfulness: In this course you will learn the above, plus how to
– come into awareness in your daily life
– connect regularly with your deepest self
– and, practice more effectively.
It is a practice and, you can learn from each step—the smooth joyful parts and bumpy difficult ones. Practice does not make perfect, but it does produce joy. 🙂
CLASSES CONSIST OF 4 GROUP SESSIONS, 2 HOURS EACH, PLUS ONE PERSONAL FOLLOW UP. COST IS 300 CHF.
OFFERED 2 – 3 TIMES PER YEAR OR AS REQUESTED.