Mindfulness Workshops and Classes
with Craig Mollins
Certified Meditation Teacher
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
Through simple practices done in a caring community atmosphere, you could suddenly relax and find yourself here and now.
Here are 3 unique trainings to help you ease anxiety, and to integrate mindfulness in your day-to-day life.
Mindfulness for Anxiety
January 18 – February 8, 2022: A four-week class on Zoom
January 30, 2022: A one-day workshop on Zoom
Reconnecting with your Source
April 9, 2022: A one-day workshop on Zoom
Natural Bravery - Natural Gentleness
March 19, 2022: A one-day workshop on Zoom
Mindfulness meditation is possibly the simplest thing a human being could ever do. And actually it’s not really ‘doing’ much all all, it’s more a practice of ‘being.’ But this ‘simply being’ can be a very powerful practice, because it cuts through the intense speed of our habitual mind, and helps us ground in the ordinary goodness and magic of the present moment.
Mindfulness helps us drop out of our head, down to our body and heart, and hence it helps us become more embodied in our full humanness. With practice we rediscover strengths and resources we may forgotten were ever there in the first place.
Extensive research shows that mindfulness:
- strengthens emotional regulation
- increases cognitive flexibility
- increases compassion for self and others
- improves ability to be aware and attentive in the present moment reduces stress and anxiety
Meditation is certainly not for everyone, but sometimes people have a mistaken idea of how it’s supposed to work. Meditation is not in any way trying to empty your mind or stop your thoughts, which are impossible anyway.
When people try mindfulness meditation they often think, “I can’t meditate, my mind is too speedy!” Yet, according to the tradition, this experience of speedy mind is actually the beginning point of the journey of meditation. Seeing our mind, exactly as it is, is where we start. From there the path unfolds and we gradually learn to settle.
Mindfulness practice teaches us how to slow down and be more fully present, for ourselves, for other people, and for society. Our distracted and busy mind is not the basic thing, rather it’s a habit that has become engrained. Mindfulness practice helps us gradually loosen up and let go of that habit.
By gently and repeatedly coming back to the present moment, the habitual mind begins to relax and we tune into the natural openness of our experience. It’s not easy, because the momentum of our speed is intense. But if we stay with it something starts to shift, and we find ourselves suddenly here and now.
About Craig Mollins
Craig has been training in Buddhist mindfulness meditation for over 40 years, and teaching for 25 years. He has taught meditation in locations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Craig developed a unique method of manual therapy that integrates mindfulness with hands-on bodywork that he has taught to physiotherapists and massage therapists for over fifteen years.
Craig is involved with peace circle education, has trained in conflict resolution, and has trained in a range of natural healing methods. His teaching style is clear, gentle, and thorough, with care to support students in achieving their learning goals.
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