The Art Center is excited to continue our free virtual meditation sessions with stress management consultant Julie Forbes, Ph.D. Join Julie every Thursday at noon from July 14-August 25. Sessions will rotate each week between Mindful Meditation, Body Scan, Loving Kindness and Guided Visualization. Julie will also incorporate gentle movement into the sessions, including mindful walking, gentle yoga lying postures, gentle yoga standing postures and modified Qigong.
1st week of month: Mindfulness Meditation
Engage in Mindfulness meditation to bring and maintain your awareness in the present moment. Practicing mindfulness will help you use your senses to calm an agitated mind and gain insight into your reactivity. This hour includes guided Mindfulness meditation.
2nd week of month: Mindful Body Scan Meditation
Engage in a Mindful Body Scan meditation using your body as the primary object to bring and maintain your awareness in the present moment. Paying attention to your direct experience will help you cultivate greater stillness in your body and mind. This hour includes guided Mindful Body Scan meditation.
3rd week of month: Loving Kindness Meditation
Engage in a Loving Kindness meditation to bring intentions of kindness and goodwill to yourself and extend those intentions to others. This hour includes guided Loving Kindness meditation.
4th week of month: Guided Visualization Meditation
Engage in a Guided Visualization meditation to use the power of your own mind to promote relaxation. This hour includes Guided Visualization meditation.
5th week of month: Mindful Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Engage in a Mindful Progressive Muscle Relaxation practice to recognize and actively release tension in your body, bringing your body and mind into a state of greater ease. This hour includes guided Mindful Progressive Muscle Relaxation practice.
Each session will incorporate a discussion or Q&A.