We’re all advised to be “mindful” now, and everyone from NBA stars to corporate gurus is claiming mindfulness improves their game. Let’s cut through the talk and trendiness and study what mindfulness is, why it works and how it can be used in everyday life to improve physical, mental and emotional health — before, during or after a global pandemic! With a little bit of science and a lot of inspiration and practice, we’ll extract the help from the hype for anyone wishing to reap the benefits of mindfulness, including better stress and pain management, improved relationships, sharper mental focus and healthier eating and sleeping habits. Each session will include samples of various mindfulness activities, guided practices and time for sharing in the Zoom world. General Public/Members: $96/$80 Eight Sessions.
Your Teacher: Margo Benedetto is a certified mindfulness instructor and veteran classroom teacher in Washington State. She was a leader in bringing mindfulness education to the Centralia School District from 2015-2020, where she designed and taught the class “Strength and Conditioning for the Mind.” She continues to provide personal and professional development in mindfulness for individuals and groups and enjoys the variety of classroom settings she finds for her work, including Thurston County Dog 4-H, Olympia Senior Services and North Thurston Public Schools.