Eric began meditating on a regular basis while working on his second Master's Degree to manage stress and to be more grounded in his personal and professional life. He quickly was drawn toward mindfulness as a source of wisdom and personal growth. Eric has now been meditating regularly for the last 10 years, seeking out professional training to help him advance his own practice and better understanding the thousands of years worth of wisdom and insight represented by meditation traditions. Eric has completed the training and supervision processes required to be a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher through the University of California San Diego. Eric also trained through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts where MBSR was created. Eric has attended single-day, five-day and seven-day silent meditation retreats. Eric has completed the 5 day "Coming To Our Senses" and "The Way of Awareness" retreats with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction founder Jon Kabat Zinn. Eric has been helping others to learn and practice mindfulness meditation at treatment centers, weekend retreats and in community meditation groups for the last 9 years. Eric is a mindfulness meditation teacher and has ongoing practice blending meditation with therapy, education and other recovery practices.
Unfortunately, it is incredibly common to be distracted or feel like the mind is racing out of control with no ability to slow down. We are surrounded by addictive phones, addictive foods, and addictive technology. The mind has a natural tendency to look for problems and be dominated by fears. This is a natural protection mechanism that needs a tune up. Without the practical skills of mindfulness meditation, most people spend about half of their waking hours stuck replaying the past or worrying about the future. Scientists call this the "default mode" of the human brain. Mindfulness meditation allows you to rejoin the moment, shut down the alarm system of the fight or flight mode, and make the shift from old reactions and habits to more intentional and effective responses. Learn how to understand and relate to your thoughts and emotions instead of being controlled by them. There are many options for learning mindfulness with Eric:
Personalized Plan: tailored to the specific interests and availability of unique individuals, groups or agencies.
Mindfulness Starter: 4 one hour intro classes held once per week
Mindfulness Foundation: 6 ninety minute classes held once per week
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Two and a half hour classes for 8 consecutive weeks
Single Day Retreats
Want some mindful stress reduction in your workplace? If you have appropriate space available, let's talk about how I can come to your location. 704-526-8242. email@example.com
Eric talks about the role of mindfulness meditation in recovery and mental health- and how to get started
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