Workshop

Sun 17 June | Afternoon Workshop

Integrating Mindfulness | Anxiety

With Jill Satterfield

Not all in the Mind. Mindfulness of Mind and Body

The seeds of anxiety originate from a variety of sources: repeated trauma, an illness and /or chronic pain, hormonal or neurotransmitter imbalance, a mind caught in fear of the unknown future, and gut discordance among them. How we skilfully work with our own and the mind and body of others, when anxiety takes root, and how we work with the mind and body before anxiety has had an opportunity to blossom, can come in many equally helpful forms.

By developing mindfulness we can cultivate interoception or internal awareness to address the body before the anxiety spreads to the mind; we can cultivate kind attention and soothe the body where sensations of anxiety are being felt; intellectually, then experientially we can know and teach about how to recognise triggers and the progression of thoughts and emotions that ensue once anxiety begins. Connecting the mind and body is pivotal in working with anxiety as is being able to separate and understand the relationship and roles both mind and body play.

This weekend will offer the following skills and practical information about:

  • Interoception/internal awareness: how to cultivate self regulation
  • The ability to differentiate what might be and what currently is and how to facilitate this understanding in others
  • Experience and understand mindfulness of the body practices
  • Experience and understand mindfulness of thoughts and emotions practices
  • Practice and learn how to facilitate visualizations that empower the mind and soothe the body
  • Learn skillful breath techniques to facilitate greater awareness of the body
  • Learn kindness and compassion practices for the body, heart and mind
  • Learn and practice restorative postures as form for mindfulness practice and nervous system rest

 

Date & Time Sunday 17 June | 13.00-17.15

Price €59

Location Jan van Scorelstraat 43 | Utrecht

 

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About the teacher

Jill Satterfield

Jill Satterfield is an international mindfulness and meditation teacher, wellness program director, speaker and coach. Jill’s integration of mindfulness and embodiment practices include yoga, yoga therapy and contemplative psychology. She has been in the field of integrative healthcare for over 35 years. This dedication to health and wellness was born from having lived through (and thrived from) multiple surgeries and years of chronic pain. Jill’s direct and hard won experiences have come from knowing illness and pain, sitting over 150 silent meditation retreats and having worked on the front lines of at risk and in need communities for decades. She was named “one of the 4 leading yoga and Buddhist teachers in the country” by Shambhala Sun Magazine.

Jill is the founder and Director of the School for Compassionate Action: Applied Embodied Mindfulness, Contemplative Psychotherapy and Educational Support for Communities in Need and Those Who Serve Them. SCA trains nurses, physicians, substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, meditation, yoga and school teachers how mindfulness may best apply to: people in chronic pain and illness, those suffering from PTSD, addictions of all kinds, and at- risk youth. SCA also provides workshops on self -regulation, compassion and grief relief to best prepare and maintain good health, longevity and sanity to healthcare providers.

Jill is also the founder of Vajra Yoga + Meditation, a synthesis of meditation and mindfulness of the body practices from the Buddhist tradition, the VY+M teacher trainings, programs and workshops incorporate mindfulness meditation, somatic psychotherapy and embodiment practices as they are best applied to meet a variety of individual and group needs.

Jill has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, UK’s Yoga Magazine, Happinez Magazine of Holland and Shambhala Sun. She contributed to the book “ Freeing the Body: Freeing the Mind” by Michael Stone, and is currently composing her own book.

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