Mindfulness Seminar For Spring Semester
Consider practicing stress reduction, reduced rumination, enhanced self-insight, more cognitive flexibility, increased working memory, and more through the Mindfulness Seminar being offered by Werner. There will be only a maximum of 15 participants!
The book takes both a scientific and a spiritual (but not religious or ritualistic) approach to meditation that doesn't have much to do with our usual perception of meditation. No need to sit cross-legged or burn candles or incense.
However, the biggest difference is that the meditation is guided. You are not left on your own to "think of nothing" for one hour. No. The book comes with audio tracks, 8 of them, that slowly introduce you to different aspects of Mindfulness Meditation. Each meditation/track is to be practiced 6 out of the 7 days of each week. Sounds rigorous, but the duration of each track is about 7'. There's a very short one (3') and a longer one (15'). You can listen to a few of the audio tracks here to get a sense of what I'm taking about: http://franticworld.com/free-meditations-from-mindfulness/ An added bonus is the narrator's awesome British accent!
Something that many seminar participants found motivating is that the meditations do not discourage you or punish you when you get distracted and let your mind wander. On the contrary, "noticing that the mind has gone and bringing it back again and again and again is the meditation - this is the practice."
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