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Published on January 24, 2013

Mindfulness and Meditation; A Practice Opportunity

The capacity to be mindful is a wonderful human ability but most of us have forgotten how to be truly mindful. One definition of mindfulness is the ability to bring nonjudgmental awareness to the present moment. Most of us have trouble staying in the present moment because our mind is constantly preoccupied with the future or the past.

If you are curious about becoming more mindful, the Avera Center for MindbodySpirit will be offering a series of four classes taught by Michael R. McVay MD. Participants will learn about mindfulness and how to engage it through a meditative practice. You will come to understand how our thinking generates much of our stress and experience how mindful awareness can help us disengage from these thoughts and help us relax.

Classes will be held on successive Tuesday evenings: Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26th. All classes will be held in the Yoga Room at the Benedictine Center from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  The cost for this program is $50 and prepayment is requested. To register for this program please call the Avera Sacred Heart Wellness Center at 605-668-8357.