Michele Granberg, MA, is a long-time meditator (over 27 years) who has been teaching meditation and other related programs for over 17 years. She has completed a professional level Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, (shown in photo) a leader in the field of applied meditation and mindfulness techniques.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is a natural and readily accessible process; anyone with desire, patience and commitment can meditate. It is the blending of several simple techniques with an attempt to focus attention in a non-judgmental way and draw the mind away from constant, ruminating thoughts.
Meditation is not mysterious. In fact, we slip into "meditative states," throughout the day. It is that open and heightened state where we experience a "timeless awareness." Meditation can be a relaxing experience, a deeply moving experience or a spiritual experience....whatever you choose it to be.
How about Mindfulness Meditation?
Mindfulness is the art and practice of paying attention to the ever-unfolding present moment. Mindfulness as a meditative practice stems from traditional Buddhist practices - it is at the heart of Buddhism in all its forms. Yet its essence is universal, and one does not have to follow Buddhism to discover value in this timeless practice.
Mindfulness is “The awareness that emerges when one purposely, and without judgment, pays attention to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.” …Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
What are the Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation and other Mindfulness Practices?
Mindfulness has many practical applications including:
- Relieves bodily tension
- Tool for effectively coping with stress
- Deepens one's ability to relax
- Increases energy and vitality for living
- A natural mood lifter and self-soother
- Enhances one's ability to cope with physical pain
Working privately with Michele: Learn how to meditate one-on-one
A one on one session with Michele provides you with just the right amount of guidance and inspiration to start you on your journey. Allow Michele to teach you simple, practical and meaningful meditation techniques that are tailored to suit your individual needs. In a private and serene environment, she will share various relaxation, breathing, meditation, and visualization techniques. You will leave ready to develop and maintain a meditation/relaxation practice that you will thoroughly enjoy.
MEDITATION FOR YOUR PRIVATE GROUP
Michele can offer the following meditation programs tailored to fit your group or organization:
- Introduction to Meditation (Basic Tools for Meditating)
- Introduction to Mindfulness & Mindfulness Practices
- Mindfulness mini-retreat Day
- Guided Meditation & Creative Visualization Circle
- Mindful Eating
UPCOMING GROUP MEDITATION PRACTICE with Michele Granberg
This instructional and experiential group is an opportunity to meditate in an information small group setting. Michele leads you through guided and silent meditation practice while weaving in healing imagery and positive messages. No experience required.
Thursday December 15, 2016 5:45-6:45pm $15.00