Mindfulness for Concentration & Relaxation
Sep
27
6:30 pm18:30

Mindfulness for Concentration & Relaxation

  • Amelita Mirolo Barn

Learn a helpful and impactful strategy for giving your breath a chance to hold your attention against the competition coming from daily worries and the ongoing concerns of everyday life. This exercise doesn't require you to put your brain on hold and stop thinking. And best of all, anyone can get better at it with practice.


Strengthen Concentration with Mindful Walking
Jun
3
9:00 am09:00

Strengthen Concentration with Mindful Walking

  • Sharon Woods Metro Park

Walking is a great way to improve your physical and emotional health. It also has the potential to provide a break from the thinking and worrying we default to in our cubicles or workspaces. But often when we head outdoors, our attention tends to stay anchored in our heads. Learn a simple focus strategy and try it out in Sharon Woods

Cultivating Internal Friendliness
May
14
4:00 pm16:00

Cultivating Internal Friendliness

Forcing ourselves to express friendliness towards challenging people is about as realistic as trying to force ourselves to stop thinking or feeling. It doesn’t usually go well. Political polarization can increase the level of difficulty exponentially.

Note: This session is part of the May 2017 Home Practice Program hosted by Shinzen Young. 

Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)
Apr
18
4:00 pm16:00

Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 2)

  • Mount Carmel Health Living Center

Mindfulness practice offers ways to observe your feelings with curiosity instead of evaluation. It provides practical tools for knowing yourself more and fighting with yourself less. This class series explores how mindfulness practice leads to deeper self-awareness and a richer, kinder relationship with yourself.  

Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)
Apr
11
4:00 pm16:00

Body Awareness for Emotional Intelligence (Part 1)

  • Mount Carmel Health Living Center

Mindfulness practice offers ways to observe your feelings with curiosity instead of evaluation. It provides practical tools for knowing yourself more and fighting with yourself less. This class series explores how mindfulness practice leads to deeper self-awareness and a richer, kinder relationship with yourself.  

Mindfulness Strategies for Worry & Insomnia
Jan
11
7:00 pm19:00

Mindfulness Strategies for Worry & Insomnia

  • Amelita Mirolo Barn

Contrary to popular assumptions, mindfulness isn’t about trying to make your thoughts and feelings stop. It’s about getting more familiar and comfortable with them, and learning to co-exist harmoniously with your own inner dialog. Explore useful strategies and exercises that help quiet the discomfort, confusion and worry that sometimes overwhelm us.

Mindfulness Practice Sessions
Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

Mindfulness Practice Sessions

  • Upper Arlington Senior Center

Wednesdays, September 14 through December 14

Mindfulness is usually practiced alone, but many people feel motivated and energized by practicing with others. There is time for guided practice as well as practice in silence. We address questions and clarify concepts and expectations about developing a consistent mindfulness practice. All experience levels and meditation strategies are welcome. Chairs are available, but bring your own gear if you prefer. 

Introduction (and Refresher) to Mindfulness
Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction (and Refresher) to Mindfulness

  • Amelita Mirolo Barn

Feel more at home in your body, mind and the world around you. Just as physical exercise increases strength, flexibility, and endurance, mindfulness exercises develop skills of attention that nurture a deeper level of personal contentment. Explore the methods and benefits of this practice. Perfect for beginners and previous students interested in a review.

Get to the Root of Habits with Mindfulness
Aug
13
9:00 am09:00

Get to the Root of Habits with Mindfulness

  • Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center

This workshop explores mindfulness insights into what drives behaviors and mindfulness exercises for developing healthier habits. Whether you are trying to lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more, or snack less, join us to explore attention-related strategies that have helped others improve their well-being.

This workshop for cancer survivors and caregivers is sponsored by JamesCare for Life.

Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia, Sleep Disturbance, and Worry
Jun
11
9:00 am09:00

Mindfulness Strategies for Insomnia, Sleep Disturbance, and Worry

  • Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Monday, September 14 and 21

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30 percent of American adults have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up refreshed. The mindfulness approach to meditation can help address these challenges. Rather than trying to stop our thoughts, mindfulness is about changing our relationship to our thoughts and feelings.

Stepping into Silence: A Day of Mindfulness
Mar
12
9:00 am09:00

Stepping into Silence: A Day of Mindfulness

  • Olentangy River Wetland Research Park

Give yourself the gift of a few hours of peace and quiet. Unplug. Recharge. Learn how to find and savor the many aspects of restfulness that are available throughout the day.

Mindfulness for Concentration
Mar
1
4:30 pm16:30

Mindfulness for Concentration

  • Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center

Tuesdays, March 1 and 8

Come learn ways to improve your ability to put your attention where you decide and let distractions remain in the background.

Defensive Thriving: Navigating Difficult People with Mindfulness
Nov
12
4:30 pm16:30

Defensive Thriving: Navigating Difficult People with Mindfulness

  • Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Thursdays, November 12 and 19

Mindfulness practice can transform our relationship to our thoughts and feelings. Consistent, intentional observation of our own subjectivity can free us from needing circumstances to be perfect in order to feel at home in our lives. But how do we maintain this freedom as we navigate the world of other – often challenging – people?

Pathway to Meditation: A Labyrinth Walk
Nov
7
10:00 am10:00

Pathway to Meditation: A Labyrinth Walk

  • OSU Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

A labyrinth is a winding path designed to foster awareness and acceptance. Learn how to walk the labyrinth and gain practical insights into this ancient practice that can be applied when walking anywhere. This is a low-impact, slow walking activity. 

This workshop for cancer survivors and caregivers is sponsored by JamesCare for Life.

Feel More at Home in Your Life — Saturday Morning Retreat
Oct
24
9:00 am09:00

Feel More at Home in Your Life — Saturday Morning Retreat

  • Amelita Mirolo Barn

Spend an interactive morning exploring various multi-sensory approaches to this healthy mindset. Find out how making a habit of paying attention differently makes it possible to feel more at home in your own life, even in the midst of stress, confusion and discomfort. Learn and practice effective strategies for paying closer attention to being alive and aware.

Feel Your Feelings with Mindfulness
Oct
15
4:30 pm16:30

Feel Your Feelings with Mindfulness

  • Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Thursdays, October 15 and 22

Mindfulness is about becoming better acquainted with your senses, thoughts, and emotions over time. It can be empowering to explore the physical aspect of our feelings. Discuss the relationship between trying to resolve unpleasant emotions and getting more familiar with how they play out in our lives.

Leadership and the Art of Mindful Listening
Oct
8
7:30 am07:30

Leadership and the Art of Mindful Listening

  • Franklin University Alumni Hall (Ross Auditorium)

Everyone wants to be heard. Some leaders pretend to listen. Good leaders listen actively and can repeat back the words they heard. But great leaders develop a reputation for being able to hear messages and meaning lurking behind the words. This kind of listening leads to greater trust, engagement, and productivity. In this interactive presentation, you’ll learn counterintuitive, mindfulness-inspired methods for listening so that the people you want to lead will feel heard. 

Help! I Can't Stop Thinking
Oct
5
4:30 pm16:30

Help! I Can't Stop Thinking

  • Mount Carmel Community Health Resource Center

Mondays, October 5 and 12

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a break from thinking once in a while? But trying not to think doesn't work.

The good news is there are several mindfulness strategies that help active minds settle on their own. Learn practical exercises for experiencing the mind at rest – and for developing the ability to find mental rest in the midst of your busy daily life. 

Writing and Meditation Workshop — Autumn Retreat
Sep
25
9:00 am09:00

Writing and Meditation Workshop — Autumn Retreat

  • Spring Hollow Lodge

Enjoy a respite in nature for a day of retreat and renewal designed to open your awareness and unlock your creative spirit.  Participants will be guided through a variety of short writing exercises and meditation practice sessions with a focus on simple attention and personal insight.  No previous experience with meditation or writing is required. 

Help! I Can't Stop Thinking
Sep
17
4:30 pm16:30

Help! I Can't Stop Thinking

  • Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Thursdays, September 17 and 24

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a break from thinking once in a while? But trying not to think doesn't work.

The good news is there are several mindfulness strategies that help active minds settle on their own. Learn practical exercises for experiencing the mind at rest – and for developing the ability to find mental rest in the midst of your busy daily life. 

Mindfulness Practice Sessions
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Mindfulness Practice Sessions

  • UA Senior Center

Mindfulness is usually practiced alone, but many people feel motivated and energized by practicing with others. These sessions allow time for guided practice as well as practice in silence. We address questions and clarify concepts and expectations about developing a consistent mindfulness practice. All experience levels and meditation strategies are welcome. Chairs are available, but bring your own gear if you prefer.