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Mindfulness for Beginners: Working with Discomfort

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Mindfulness for Beginners: Working with Discomfort

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When we try to quiet our minds and practice mindfulness, we often come across discomfort or restlessness in our body, heart, or mind. In this experiential workshop, we will practice simple tools to help us work with discomfort when it arises in our practice experience. We will explore breathing, naming, and shifting focus techniques, to help us access greater ease and well-being. Our capacity to build self-awareness through paying attention to our internal experiences supports our ability to create a calm and focused presence when faced with stress, trauma, or another's pain. It makes us stronger and more resilient in the face of challenges.

Staff Faculty: Monica Sullivan, MEd

Supported in part by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health

This Resiliency Series is specially offered for community members and organizations who through their work are First Responders or are involved with those affected by the Substance Use Crisis in Philadelphia. The stress of caring for others can affect our bodies and minds. This free virtual series is here to support our workplaces and community and is open to anyone.

For information on Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), visit #TakeCarePHL at https://www.philadelphiaaces.org/sts. Visit the Events page to sign up for notifications of future events.

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