Summer is the perfect time to slow down and recharge from the busy year. How would you like to take this time to:
- Focus more and stress less
- Feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
- Enhance your performance in work or sport
- Increase your enjoyment of life
- Connect with others?
A mindfulness class might be just right for you! The JJAB, in cooperation with UNMLA, is offering a free four week intro to mindfulness class. This class is geared toward teens and adults, no experience necessary.
Previous students are welcome to attend as a way to refresh their skills and reboot their practice. Classes begin 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the Lecture Hall of Building 2 at UNM-LA and will continue for four weeks (June 3, 10, 24 and July 1).
This session will include instruction, short practices, and discussion. Register here.
This is a short, fun, open enrollment class―regular classes will resume in the fall.
Mindfulness is simply paying attention with kindness and curiosity to our breath, body, thoughts, feelings, and what is happening in the world around us. Much like going to the gym strengthens muscles and building mileage increases endurance, mindful awareness training enhances our ability to focus, deal with strong emotions, and enjoy life.
We learn techniques for pausing before we speak or act and calming ourselves when we are tied up in knots. We intentionally slow down, take a look at our habitual behaviors, and rediscover the present moment. These practices help us begin to manage stress, increase our appreciation for life, and build meaningful relationships.
Mindfulness classes are being offered free to participants as part of the Los Alamos Community Awareness Project, an initiative of the Los Alamos JJAB. More information can be found on the JJAB website: www.losalamosjjab.com. The primary goal of the Community Awareness Project is to increase the health and well-being of youth and adults by introducing mindfulness practice as a valuable life skill and a practical health promotion tool.
Mindfulness classes are led by Kristine Coblentz, who has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families. She is trained in the Mindful Motherhood, Still Quiet Place, MindUP, and .b Mindfulness curricula―all evidence-based programs. To register for a class, see www.losalamosjjab.com or call 505.661.4097.