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    September 14, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    100: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Science and Practice


    Overview

    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation is perfect for the beginner as well as those who want a refresher to their practice. Mindfulness meditation is a 2500-year-old practice that is getting an enormous amount of attention and press. Scientifically validated, doctors, therapists, psychologists and other health-professionals are referring their patients/clients to Mindfulness for better emotional regulation, reduction of pain and other symptoms. Schools, colleges, and corporations are adapting Mindfulness training to help enhance focus, attentiveness, productivity and success.

    If you’ve heard the word “Mindfulness” and are thinking, “what’s that all about?” This class is for you.

    In this four-week class, you will be introduced to the ins and outs of basic Mindfulness meditation and it’s benefits.

    • Overview of Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness of the Body
    • Obstacles to Mindfulness.
    • Mindfulness and difficult emotions.
    • Working with difficult thoughts
    • How to start a home mindfulness practice

    This class meets weekly for an hour for six weeks. Emphasis will be placed on home practice where students will begin with a few minutes each day and work up to twenty minutes a day.

    Who should take this class?
    People of all backgrounds who are interested in reducing stress and learning the techniques of Mindfulness meditation. This class emphasizes a secular scientific approach to Mindfulness.

    Teacher: Joel McNenny

    Mr. McNenny is a trained mental health therapist and school counselor. As a therapist, he practiced mindfulness-based therapy with his clients. Through numerous classes and meditative retreats, he is knowledgeable of the methods of practice and the science behind it. He has also been a practitioner for twenty years.

    Time and Date:
    Date: 4 Fridays, Nov 17 – Dec 15 ( Nov 24 OFF)
    Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM

    Location:
    19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Tarzana, CA 91356

    Fee:This and many other courses are offered to First-Responders / Veterans and their immediate family members at NO COST. Please provide ID at the first class.

    There are two levels, regular and seniors/students. If you are in true financial hardship and unable to pay the reduced fee, please contact us via inf@perfectlyhere.org  and ask for scholarship. No one is turned away for lack of funds. All are welcomed.

    If you are unable to pay through this paypal button, you may send a check to 9320 Hartman Way, West Hills, CA 91304 – make the check out to Perfectly Here.
    Or if it is the last minute, you may bring a check to the first class with you. But be sure to let the office know that you will be there.


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    Parking Instructions: Parking is free and there no time limits in the front after 6:00pm. There are also plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tarzana Cultural Center. When you arrive at the shopping center go to the second floor and go all the way to the East side of the building. Go into the hallway and we will be the last door on the right.

    Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy
    Class Refunds must be requested before 5pm on Friday of the first week of class. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After the first Friday we cannot give refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: register@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class. No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

    If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may Postpone a class. In this case, credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5pm on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

    What to Bring
    All you need is comfortable clothing. We ask that participants take their shoes off. You may want to wear or bring a pair of socks if you prefer. There are chairs, blankets and cushions provided.

    Class Capacity
    Maximum 25