Exploring Meditation: Easy practices to bring calmness to your life and to your profession
Description of Workshop:
Meditation, as a secular practice, can help us all reduce stress, increase our ability to focus, reduce illness, and feel a greater sense of well-being. This carries over to our interactions with family, friends and can help us in our chosen profession.
Whether you’re a seasoned meditator, or just beginning, this workshop offers something for everyone. We will explore several different types of meditation, including mindfulness, mantra, active, and creative. Beginners can see how to learn to “sit” while learning how to focus the mind. More practiced participants can ask questions about their practice and investigate different types of meditation they might not have tried.
We will also explore how to do walking meditation and mandala meditation. If you’re a teacher, you’ll be able to take these techniques to the classroom. Other professionals can bring mindfulness to their workplaces.
Intended audience: Educators, administrators, parents, and school counselors, and anyone interested in learning a secular practice of meditation.
Cynthia Calhoun is the RCS Marketing Coordinator. She is also a website designer, spiritual blogger, author, artist, and entrepreneur. She is a McLean Meditation Institute Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher.
Cynthia first encountered the idea of meditation in 2002 and started her practice regularly in 2010 as part of her spiritual journey. She also discovered that meditation really helped to alleviate the stress and anxiety she felt while living the challenges of modern life.
When the people around her started noticing how calm she remained in stressful situations, they started asking about her “secret.” It was then that she knew she needed to share her practice with others.
Cynthia has a master’s degree in the educational field and brings her love of teaching into her meditation instruction.