Cultivating Mindfulness to Change Your Life

with Monya Cohen

We are living in uncertain times – living a new normal by wearing face maks and social distancing. Unable to hug family members. Adults are working from home and our kids attending the virtual classroom. We are living the Full Catastrophe. The richness of life with all of it’s ups and downs. My students often ask for tools to help them to feel more grounded, calm and peaceful. Living the Full Catastrophe Workshop will introduce you to the seven attitudinal pillars of mindfulness; the power of the breath; practice seated meditation; and how to begin a daily mindfulness practice. Understand the body/mind connection and how beliefs, attitudes, thoughts and emotions can harm or heal. Invite beginners mind and be open to the possibilities. Connect to your body, your mind and to your best self!


Living the Full Catastrophe

Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM  10:30 AM

Living the Full Catastrophe is Based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s best seller, Full Catastrophe Living, and Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s eight-week Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program. During this 1.5 hour workshop, learn to use the seven attitudinal pillars of mindfulness in your own life. Experience the power of the breath, practice a seated meditation, and recognize how thoughts and emotions can heal or harm the body. Use skills to promote health and healing in your own life.


Living the Full Catastrophe Objectives:

Learn a basic mindfulness practice and experience how practicing mindfulness can change your life.

  • Learn to stop all the doing and experience being in the present moment just as you are.
  • Set the foundation of mindfulness with the 7 attitudinal pillars of mindfulness
  • Experience yoga as mindfulness as you practice being in your body
  • Experience a mindfulness breathing practice and a body scan
  • Understand the mind/body connection and how your thoughts, attitudes and emotions impact your physical health.
  • Recognize and build on the strengths you already have and cultivate mindfulness in your daily life.

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines the Full Catastrophe as the richness of life and all its dilemmas, sorrows, traumas, tragedies, and ironies.  Living the Full Catastrophe is a way of dancing in face of upheaval, to celebrate life, to laugh with it and at ourselves, even during a pandemic, social unrest and during times of personal darkness.