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Sat, Apr 06

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Carruthers Hall, 62 5 Field Company Ln, Room 102, Kingston, ON K7L 3L3, Canada

Daylong Retreat: Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Call forth your passion for life, creativity and vocation. Get ready for final assignments and exams. Attend entire day (10 am - 4 pm) or 1 hour sessions. Free workshop. Lunch and refreshments provided. Certificate of Completion also provided.

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Daylong Retreat: Fundamentals of Mindfulness
Daylong Retreat: Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Carruthers Hall, 62 5 Field Company Ln, Room 102, Kingston, ON K7L 3L3, Canada

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About the event

To register for 1, 2, 3, or all of 4 sessions, please fill out the linked registration form.

Start and end time of each session: In Person – Daylong Retreat, April 6, 2024; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Atttend full day or one-hour sessions.

Free event! Lunch and refreshments provided. Certificate of Completion also provided.

The retreat will address passion for life, creativity, vocation, assignments/exams by diving deeply into the mindfulness of the body, breath, emotions, sounds and thoughts.

Location

Carruthers Hall, Room 102, Queen's University

Each of the four sessions include:

- 10-20 minute talk

- 15-20 meditation practice/mindful movement

- 10-15 min discussion

Schedule: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Session 1: 10-11 a.m.

Talk - Power of awareness (being in the moment, combatting procrastination)

Guided mindfulness - Mindfulness of breath and body and other anchors, mindful movement (qigong)

15 Minute Break

Session 2: 11:15-12:15 p.m.

Talk - Path for self discovery; grounding (invoking passion for life, creativity);  mindfulness of the body: why start with breath, body; pain, grief, trauma

Guided mindfulness - Body, sensations, sounds; mindful movement (qigong)

15 Minute Break

Lunch provided

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch break (mindful eating instructions)

Session 3: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Talk - Uncover the true self; mindfulness of thoughts: not about eliminating thoughts, planning is good

Guided mindfulness –  Mindfulness of thoughts and beliefs; start with breath, sounds, emotions, notice thoughts, count them, notice them coming and going (in and out of two open doors); notice “thinking” without judging, infusing kindness and compassion, mindful movement (qigong)

15 Minute Break

Session 4: 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Talk: Daily atttunement to cycles in life/disentangle limiting beliefs; mindfulness on a daily basis - regular practice, being aware of our thoughts and body, self-compassion and compassion for others

Guided mindfulness – Observations; staying balanced; daily basis meditation: beginning with the breath, moving onto the body, thoughts, sounds, emotions; mindful movement (qigong)

3:45 - 4 p.m. - 15 minute optional ending debrief

If you have any questions, please feel free to email a.johnsonworkshops@gmail.com.

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