What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of looking carefully at the present moment without judgement. It's helpful in letting the past be our teacher, the present be where we live and the future be a goal and not a worry. Meditation helps us calm our minds so we can observe all that is happening with more clarity and peace. We become more aware of our thoughts, our emotions and our actions so we can work with them verses them controlling us.
We are bombarded every day with stress, distractions and chaos, but within all that are places of calm, clarity and focus and we just have to access those places. The workshops outlined are two ways I have found to be more mindful in my daily living and have helped me understand myself better, problem solve with more ease and interact with the people in my life more peacefully and honestly. Practicing mindfulness raises our awareness around our thoughts, emotions and actions so we can better guide ourselves throughout our day.
The Art of the P.A.U.S.E - In this interactive workshop we will explore what it means to slow down and look carefully at yourself and how you operate in the world. I will introduce and practice with you some meditation techniques, exercises in listening and speaking with focus and clarity and raise your awareness around all that is possible for you in relationship with yourself and others. This five step method is easy to put in to practice quickly or with slow thoughtful care. The P.A.U.S.E. workshop is perfect for sales teams, corporate environments, parents, group retreats and with children.
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Mindful Photography - Photography is a mindful way to practice slowing down and looking carefully at the world you live in and the people in it. With practice you can maintain this mindfulness with your camera down as well. Looking carefully helps you stay present to the beauty in the ordinary which builds gratitude, inner peace and respect for the life you have and the people in it. I love teaching this workshop to new and advanced photographers as a way to help them connect with their subjects. Often times portrait subjects are nervous or uncomfortable being photographed so this workshop explores methods that will help you and your clients get better results from their photo experience. This class plays with the concept of contemplative photography over conventional photography and will open you up to new ways of seeing. Great mindful workshop for children and adults, professionals and hobby photographers alike.