The Self-Compassion Break: The Purposeful Pause, Part 2 ~ Tim Burnett

This month I’m excited to share how another huge support for us in times of stress and distress is compassion. The practices featured in our Mindful Self-Compassion program complement and support mindfulness practices to bring additional healing, understanding,...

Covid policy updated

A Message from Tim Burnett, Executive Director I want to share that we updated our Covid policy for in-person events today. The most significant change if we have decided to no longer require proof of vaccination. This was a challenging decision for me as I believe so...

– Body Scan practice instructions –

The Body Scan by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Coming to Our Senses The body scan has proven to be an extremely powerful and healing form of meditation. It forms the core of the lying down practices that people train with in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. It involves...

Benefits of Loving Kindness

16 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation By Emma Seppälä | October 1, 2014, Mindful Magazine Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that...

– Loving Kindness Meditation instructions –

Loving-Kindness Meditation by Tim Burnett, 2018 Recent research suggests that the mind is “primed” to be more loving, kind, and compassionate but that our educational systems and culture don’t give us many opportunities to develop this. Our culture tends to view...

– Mindful Movement with Gentle Yoga instructions & diagrams –

Mindful Movement with Gentle Yoga Yoga can develop strength, balance, flexibility and body awareness. Our mindful yoga emphasizes awareness and balance. Poses are done carefully and slowly and attention is held inside the body. Please consider the following as you...

Maintaining a Daily Mindfulness Practice

Maintaining a daily practice – a few suggestions Question subjective experience in meditation Recognize that the mind desires pleasant experience. Don’t assume that difficult or unpleasant conditions during meditation mean it “isn’t working.” Meet “what...

– Awareness of Breathing instructions –

Awareness of Breathing: Stabilizing the Mind Awareness of Breathing is a go-to mindfulness practice you can do almost anywhere and anytime. Find a stable position for the body (sitting is traditional, but standing or laying down work too), and gather your awareness...

Walking Meditation Part 2 ~ Beth Glosten

Last month I wrote about the practice of walking meditation and how this daily activity, or something similar, can be woven into one’s regular mindfulness practice. In this month’s article, I’ll expand on my explanation of walking meditation by presenting some...

Wild Geese ~ Tim Burnett

One of the things I appreciate about the process of mindfulness training and living a more mindful life is the way we can learn so much about our human life when we engage the arts. The meditative practices are foundational and essential in this journey, but there is...

Chronic Pain Relief  ~ Richard Johnson

Pain, especially chronic pain, is a complex experience of distressing sensations along with emotions and thoughts that ramp up the pain. By practicing three evidenced-based approaches to chronic pain relief – mindfulness, replacing negative with positive...