We can apply mindfulness principles to all areas of life, such as eating, socializing, exercising -- even to the words that we speak.
Mindfulness is an antidote to the unconscious, reactive way of living.
Welcome to Workshops 2018
Combining the concepts of modern cognitive science with ancient mindfulness techniques, Seventh Element, located in Rhode Island, offers programs, such as MBSR, and a variety of workshops to help you decrease stress and develop mindful awareness practices. I will continue to offer relevant and interesting opportunities to the community in 2018, as well as continue to teach in corporations, research settings and to private groups.
THE HEART PRACTICES
THE HEART PRACTICES, or Brahma Viharas, as they are referred to are also known as abodes of the divine, heavenly abodes, or abodes of the heart. Other translations are the Four Immeasurables or Boundless Ones. These Heart Practices are a set of four qualities that when cultivated lead to a calm, joyous mind.
They consist of friendliness or kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. In this series we will explore the lessor explored practices of joy and equanimity. Joy is the result of friendliness and good fortune, which we tend not to notice and celebrate. Equanimity culminates the connected heart’s journey as it unifies and balances both compassion and equanimity.
Our exploration of these two heart practices reminds us of the good in our lives and that we can handle the difficulties that might arise. We will explore how joy and equanimity can play a positive role throughout our day and practice the meditations that cultivate these heart practices. The workshop is open to both beginners and experienced meditators. You should have some familiarity with the first two Heart Practices.
The program is 4 weeks long; dates are Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 2 pm to 3 pm. The studio cost is $30 and Priscilla accepts dana. We will meet at Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation located at 850 Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown, RI. Please contact Priscilla at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions and to sign up, please go to the Innerlight Workshops page.
THE TEN PERFECTIONS
The Ten Perfections of the Heart, or The Paramis, are viewed as the essential qualities to cultivate for liberation and they can be developed in our daily life. They provide a template for the mind’s energies and activities, encompassing our talking and working, our relationships and interactions with others, our times of private introspection, our decision-making and the forming of our life directions.The paramis include generosity, virtue, renunciation, discernment or wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolve, kindness, and equanimity.
Join us for the experiential learning of these qualities; we will take one parami each month, explore what our relationship is to it, and set the intention to live our life with that parami as a guide. We will use Ajahn Sucitto’s Parami book, which is free and downloadable. The sessions will be facilitated by Priscilla Szneke.
The program begins June 8th, will include 10 sessions and is scheduled for the second Thursday of the month from 10 am to 11 am. We will meet in the Self-care Sanctuary at Gather located at 312 Broadway in Newport, RI. Gather is an apothecary, tea bar and clinic and includes a beautiful meeting space. This is a donation only class. Please contact Priscilla at email@example.com if you have questions and to sign up.
Sitting meditation, mindful movement, and loving kindness, are powerful for me. They help me focus and realize what is important and rather than focus on the negative, explore the positive, the possibilities. D.E.O – student 2015
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) PROGRAM AND MINDFUL EATING PROGRAM
I am much more aware of my thoughts, feelings, and responses. With awareness I’m making better self-care choices. Priscilla is a great facilitator because she embodies what she teaches. S.R.C. – student 2015
MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)
Registration for MBSR is now available for the Spring session, which is offered at Hawk & Hummingbird in Providence, RI.
Mandatory Orientation is Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. The 8-week program begins on Tuesday, May 1 through June 19 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. The mandatory Full Day of Mindfulness is scheduled for Sunday, June 10 from 9:30 to 5 pm. Please sign up at Hawk & Hummingbird’s MindBody page which can be found here.
The Fall program will be offered in September 2018.
Registration is open for the Fall MBSR program will be held at All That Matters in South Kingstown, RI. There is a mandatory Orientation scheduled for Thursday, September 13 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. The eight week program begins on Thursday, September 27 through November 15 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The mandatory Full Day of Mindfulness is scheduled for Sunday, November 4 from 10:30 am to 6 pm, which will be held at All That Matters’s East Greenwich, RI studio.
For more information about MBSR, please go to the MBSR page by clicking here.
Based on the Eat Right Now Program.
The Eat Right Now program will help you rewire your brain to identify stress and emotional eating patterns, reduce cravings and build sustainable, healthy habits, naturally. The program is designed to fit into your life with app-based daily lessons, craving-specific tools to use when they happen, supportive community and expert coaching. Priscilla is a Qualified ERN (Eat Right Now) Facilitator having completed the training at the Center for Mindfulness under the direction of Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.
For more information about Mindful Eating and the Eat Right Now program, please go to the Mindful Eating page by clicking here.