This Thursday Night in McLean, VA: Mindfulness Strategies for Transforming Your Relationship with Pain & Depression

I'll be giving a talk at the Dolley Madison Library this Thursday night in conjunction with a series sponsored by my friends at Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. Most of us have heard about the medical research that demonstrates how mindfulness meditation can help reduce anxiety and improve health, but what is "mindfulness" anyway?  And how does it work?

Think of mindfulness as "non-judging awareness."  Learning how to access mindfulness when we're experiencing stress, pain, depression and other difficult states can be challenging.

Through a short talk and brief guided meditation experiences we'll explore some practical strategies, not just for increasing our toleration of unpleasant states, but for actually transforming our relationship with them when they do arise.

       DATE:     Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

       TIME:      7:00 to 8:00 PM

       PLACE:    Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean

For directions, click here.  Light refreshments will be served.

Following the talk I'll be around to respond to questions. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited, so we encourage you to pre-register.