Mindfulness for Caregivers: An Introduction
with Joan Griffiths Vega
Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
This program is an introduction to the “Mindfulness for Caregivers” course, and offers a set of teachings to help us learn how to reduce daily stress and increase stamina, vitality and well-being. Caregiving for an aging relative, friend or child is demanding physically, emotionally and spiritually. Research shows it as being high on the list of the most stressful experiences in our lives.
Join us for an afternoon to learn skillful tools to soften stress. Begin to understand how compassion might replace frustration, and how mindfulness balances thoughts run amuck and the forever list of to-dos. The journey is always in front of us; the path is a choice.
You will come away with a toolbox of skillful options: brief meditations and movement, breathing exercises, a basic understanding of the neuroscience of stress, as well as the bonus of meeting a new community of like-minded friends. This program is open to anyone in a caregiving role or who may see that role on their near horizon.
This introductory program can be followed by an 8-week course that will build off of these foundational teachings, but the course is not a requirement for those who wish to explore this introduction.
Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.
Registration Fees include Teacher Support
New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.
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***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.
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