“Great dynamic presenters… They did a good job making it interactive and I loved the visual examples. I enjoyed learning from them.”
“Both of the presenters had a wealth of experience and knowledge that they brought to the workshop.”
“Informative, living out what they taught us which is lovely, open, receptive.”
“Insightful, wise, knowledgeable and very warm to everyone.”
“Calming, inviting, honorable, enjoyable.”
“Every time I sit, every teaching I hear, I learn more.”
“I have been practicing Mindfulness for almost 20 years. It wasn’t until I got involved with MAM that I truly realized more of what mindfulness has to offer. MAM has provided me a safe place of likeminded people to continue my journey through this life by using mindfulness as one of my guides.”
Intention is the driver behind action and our ethics inform our intentions. Together these concepts are important because they orient us and point us in a certain direction. Aligning our mindfulness practice with our highest values helps us step out of the cycle of suffering and live with greater purpose.
Self-care is something we must prioritize and attend to, not only for our own wellbeing, but also for the benefit of those we love. When we practice mindful self-care, we build the patience, trust and confidence needed to sustain compassion for self and others over the long term so we can truly make a difference.
When we are operating on autopilot, we are vulnerable to being caught up in a self-perpetuating downward spiral of reactivity that, for some people, can lead to depression and anxiety. Training in mindfulness can help disrupt this painful pattern. A self-perpetuating upward spiral gains momentum, cultivating greater equanimity and wellbeing.
There are four foundational elements of mindfulness – key areas for focusing careful attention in meditation practice. Through exploration of body sensations, feeling tones, mental states, and the nature of experience, we can gain insight and decrease suffering in ourselves and others.