Welcome, friends old and new, to the site and to the season of summer! There is an energy in June.. with school semesters ending.. formal activities of the kids winding down..It’s a time when we dream of travel or spending leisurely time to slow down, to enjoy outdoor events, to drink in the longer days of sunlight. It’s a time when we actually might plan in things we are often too busy to do. Summer reading, days at the beach, pausing to catch all the colors of a sunset.
The poet, Mary Oliver, in her poem "The Summer Day" invites us to slow down, to notice the everyday things.. a swan, a grasshopper… and reminds us that summer is a time to renew the spirit: “…I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down Into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I’ve been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn’t everything die at last and too soon? Tell me what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life?”
What a beautifully provocative question and what a perfect time to mull it over… not only in the mind, but to allow it to take root in the heart!
If you pause, and find that this is the season where you are longing to explore depth, meaning and intention in your own “wild and precious” life, or change some deep seated habits that are no longer aligned with how you want to be, perhaps you will be drawn to one of the trainings listed below. I am currently planning upcoming classes for midsummer via zoom and an in-person MBSR class for early fall. (see video below)
Welcoming New Individual Coaching Clients... Let's meet for a complimentary zoom
New: MB's Monthly Tip for Habit Change Mind Mapping:
When you find yourself in a mood, maybe down, depressed or anxious and worrying, maybe just feeling a strong sense of malaise or fatigue, getting into the habit of simply asking the question: "Am I in a habit loop?" can remind you to engage in the mind mapping process. Sometimes habit loops can be tricky and not readily identifiable. I have found a list of common ones helpful. Here are a few that just might jog your process a bit: worry loop; procrastination loop; the "why" habit loop, perfectionism loop, expectation loop, self-judgement loop, panic loop, rumination loop. I'm happy to add yours to the list... drop me an email!
offered in conjunction with Alabama Institute for Mindfulness - (See alabamainstituteformindulness.com)
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
UPCOMING MBSR LIVE IN-PERSON CLASS IN JUPITER FL
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class 8 Week Stress Reduction Program
OFFERED at Heaven Inside: 609 N. Hepburn Ave #205 Jupiter Fl 33458 Monday evenings 6:00 - 8:30pm September 11th thru November 6th All Day Retreat Sunday, October 22nd Required Orientation on Monday September 11th 6:30 pm Tuition $450.00
What people are saying about Mary Beth and MBSR "....in the most challenging chapter of my life, this practice is not a frivolous pursuit, but a lifesaver.." "...if the goal is to bring more loving kindness to the lives of the participants, that was surely met.."
Mindfulness has been shown to be an effective tool in recovering from addictive patterns of behavior. As a Certified Addictions Counselor, Mary Beth's passion is awakening in others, the potential for choice in behaviors and the freedom from habitual reactions that no longer serve us.
What people are saying about Mary Beth's Coaching for "Unwinding Anxiety"
Individual Coaching available by appointment (request complimentary consultation) firstname.lastname@example.org “Mary Beth’s coaching in conjunction with Unwinding Anxiety enabled me to receive clarification on the individual modules and tools, as I proceeded through the program at my own pace. It was like having a personal tour guide, available when I felt the need, to really dive into applying the lessons to the unique challenges of my own life, stepping out of habitual patterns and discovering more creative responses.” Suzanne S. Brookline, Ma
“Mary Beth was exceptional at guiding me through the nuances and questions I had regarding the unwinding anxiety program. She not only helped me figure out ways to enjoy and do mindfulness practices in a more palatable way, but also helped me realize dynamics in my life that would take me to the next level in areas of my life. Working with her was easy and a period of growth and amazing transition for myself. Thanks again Mary Beth.” Ian L. Toronto, Canada
What people are saying about Mary Beth's Coaching for "Eat Right Now" “Mary Beth suggested Eat Right Now as a tool to incorporate Mindfulness into my relationship with food and eating. Being a little skeptical, she offered to guide me through the program as I made my way through the modules. This combination proved to be exactly the right ticket for me and the coaching kept me aware, motivated and focused. Mary Beth’s accompanying me through the program provided technical help when needed, encouragement in applying habit change principles in concrete situations in life as they emerged, and an overall sense of someone in my corner as I adopted a new way of being with food and eating.” Tom W. Jupiter, Fl Contact Mary Beth about "Unwinding Anxiety" or "Eat Right Now"
Mindfulness and Health Institute Mindfulness Teacher: The Science and Practice of Habit Change Based on Dr. Jud Brewer's Unwinding Anxiety See mindfulnessandhealthinstitute.org
Alabama Institute for Mindfulness Adjunct teaching faculty offering MBSR classes an other mindfulness trainings See alabamainstituteformindulness.com
Addiction Reach Home Mindfulness relapse prevention skills offered to individuals through one on one coaching See addictionreach.com
"..The real meditation is how you live your life.." Jon Kabat-Zinn
Offering mindfulness training to groups and individuals in counseling settings, corporations or workplaces, intensive outpatient programs, community health centers