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Meditating in Nature

Stop, Pause, Breathe Series

Turning Roadblocks into Open Runways

The "Stop, Pause, Breathe" Series is an experiential and interactive program designed to introduce participants to the concepts and practices of mindfulness.

The goal of the "Stop, Pause, Breathe" workshop is to provide participants with practical tools and strategies that can be easily integrated into their daily lives to manage stress, improve emotional balance, and increase overall well-being.

 

The Program is conducted in a group setting, and can range from a full day to 90-minutes segments over six weeks.

Program Offerings

1

Delivery Method

This program is offered virtually and in-person:

 

Virtual Class: 3 Weeks (90 minutes for each session)

OR

In-Person Class: 1 Half Day Class

(Approximately 3-4 Hours)

2

CPDU's/Lane Placement

As an ISBE Professional Development Provider, this program offers

5 CEU's 

Certificate of completion

 

COST: $175 Per Person

3

Calendar

This Program is currently offered Virtually for the following dates:

Start Date: Thursday, September 14 2023

End Date: Thursday, September 28 , 2023

 

Dates for in-person will be announced soon.

Please check back for updates.

Program Objectives & Outline

The goal of the "Stop, Pause, Breathe" program is to provide participants with practical tools and strategies that can be easily integrated into their daily lives to manage stress, improve emotional balance, and increase overall well-being.

 

During the program, participants will be introduced to a variety of mindfulness practices such as:

  • Mindful Breathing: Participants are guided through breathing exercises that focus on awareness of breath as a way to anchor the mind in the present moment.  Different breathing techniques are introduced and practiced throughout the series.  

  • Body Scan: Participants are guided through a body scan meditation, which involves bringing awareness to each part of the body to develop a heightened sense of body awareness and relaxation.

  • Empathetic Listening: Participants are guided through gentle yoga or other mindful movement practices that help to cultivate mindfulness through movement.

  • Guided Meditation: Participants are introduced to a loving-kindness meditation practice, which involves cultivating positive emotions such as compassion, kindness, and gratitude towards oneself and others.

  • Responsible Communication: Self-awareness and non verbal communication play a huge part in practicing mindfulness.  Participants are encouraged to become more self-aware of their communication style, including their tone, body language, and choice of words. They are also encouraged to reflect on how their communication style impacts their relationships.

  • Embracing Change: One of the greatest threats to evolution is the inability to change. This principle is designed to help individuals develop the skills and mindset necessary to navigate change successfully, and provide practical strategies for coping with change and offers tools for developing resilience in the face of adversity.

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Our Program Works!

The study concluded that small group settings and short
intervals, along with practice exercises to implement weekly,
resulted in less stress and overall happiness.

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