Mindfulness Seeds (classes)

 

Start planting mindfulness seeds… available “to go”!

NEW! THESE CLASSES CAN BE SCHEDULED ON REQUEST, AND MOST CAN BE HELD AT WHY NOT SPROUT OR AT YOUR LOCATION!  CALL if you are interested, and we’ll work something out with you!

Ever wonder why you act the way you do? Are you curious about how you might approach something in your life a little differently? With the intent of stimulating your thinking and offering a different perspective, each “Mindfulness You Can Use” seed explores and applies a learning from positive psychology, mindfulness, and other related fields. Tools and strategies for positive growth are offered in a way that is fun and engaging.  Each class lasts around ~90 minutes.

 

Mindfulness You Can Use SEED CLASS Descriptions (in alphabetical order):

 

Are You Playing Whack-A-Mole with Your Thoughts & Feelings?

 

Try to stop thinking about something – I dare you! What happens when you don’t deal with an uncomfortable feeling or thought? It pops up somewhere else! Discover some mindful ways to think about your thoughts – and cope with distressing feelings. And play a rousing game of Whack-A-Mole in the process (literally!)

 

 

 

 

 

Get your “but” out of the way!

 

The words we use matter. Three very small words in particular are very powerful – in very different ways. In this workshop, we’ll address how some words can shut down a conversation, and other words can open up worlds. We’ll practice some mindful speech and mindful listening – and work to get your “buts” out of the way as we explore the power of “And”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Full is Your Bucket?

Who says playdough is just for kids? We’ll make our buckets – and then fill them up! In the process, you will find out just how much you can learn from someone in a short conversation when you listen mindfully. And how important it is to know how to fill your OWN bucket. Research shows that directing our attention to the “positive” in ourselves and others is essential to well-being and resilience. Leave with a full bucket – and a full heart.

 

 

 

Is THAT Your Porcupine?

In this fun and off-beat workshop, explore some mindful strategies for coping with the prickly people in your life. Find out what might be underneath their behavior and learn about how keeping healthy boundaries can protect you from their quills. You will even go home with a Porcupine of your very own!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s this “Mindfulness” Stuff About?

In this very BASIC introduction, we’ll explore what mindfulness is – and what it isn’t.  We’ll talk about “the mind” and the challenges scientists have with deciding where it is located in the body.  We’ll do a quick review of some of the research demonstrating the benefits of becoming more mindful.  And you’ll be offered some practices and tools that can help you live more mindfully – starting now.

 

 

 

 

Seed Program Investment Details

  • If you are coming to Sprout, the space is “cozy,” so class size is capped at 8
  • Call and register to secure a day and time for your group (online or call)
  • The investment varies, and can go as low as $10 per person if held at Sprout