LGBT Mindfulness: A 4-week Course for Learning the Basics & Stress Reduction

posted by bobpileggi

When:

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, June 2
This event meets weekly

Where:

Mazzoni Center (Main Office), 21 South 12th Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Description:

Do you feel that stress is a major element in your life?  Do you often feel pulled in many directions at once?  Are critical thoughts about yourself increasing your anxiety, and getting in the way of you achieving your goals?

Stress is a part of everyone's daily life, but it doesn’t have to run your life.

Mindfulness is a skill we can incorporate into nearly every aspect of our daily life to cope with stress, help us see our lives more clearly, and make the kind of conscious choices that are more self-affirming and supportive of our physical and mental well-being.

As LGBTQ individuals we may not always be accepted by others, but we can certainly work to accept and be kind to ourselves.

This summer Mazzoni Center presents a four-week course in Mindfulness - or as instructor Bob Pileggi describes it: "a Journey of Knowing and Changing Your Life."

You'll learn powerful mindfulness skills to help see your life more clearly, cope with stresses, and learn to focus on thoughts and behaviors that increase self-acceptance and well-being.

In each session you will:
•    Learn a mindfulness technique
•    Discuss ways to incorporate it into daily life
•    Explore what stresses us as LGBT people and how we can cope using mindfulness.

And throughout the four week session you'll learn about creating supportive community, and building a practice of mindfulness in your daily life.

In addition to time spent in class, you'll get access to MP3 recordings to support individual practice in your own time.

Come experience for yourself how simple mindfulness can be, and how powerful it is to help us reduce stress so that we can be fully ourselves!

Cost for the four-week class is $75 (if paid by June 1), or $100 after that, space permitting.

Dates

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, June 9, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014


Location:  Mazzoni Center
21 S. 12th Street, 8th FL, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Instructor: Bob Pileggi is a facilitator, meditation and yoga instructor, spiritual director, Interfaith minister, wedding officiant and photographer.  He teaches simple skills with powerful effects that people can practice in daily life to be more self-aware, find inner wisdom, and create calm, kindness, and ease of well-being. Bob has facilitated numerous workshops, rituals and retreats. His life has focused on the empowerment and civil rights of LGBT people, having experience with community organizing and education on cutting-edge equality issues through local and national nonprofits. Bob receiving his training at the Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson University’s Center for Integrative Medicine.

Details:

$75.00 After June 1, $100 - pre-registration high recommended. Price is inclusive of the 4-week course and includes recordings of guided meditations. Registration available online!
215-563-0652