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Building a Mindful Meditation Practice, 4-Day Series

DURATION: 30 mins

Originally Aired: TUESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 6-9 AT 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST

Anne Contreras

DESCRIPTION:

Establishing a daily meditation practice does not have to be a struggle. We will start a little at a time in order to help build a sustainable practice. The most important thing to do is to just show up and start. Taking this attitude can help motivate you and provide the inspiration needed to carry your seated meditation practice forward. Practice can be done seated in a chair or on a cushion or on a pile of folded blankets, on the floor.

Anne Contreras

Director of Programs & National Trainer

Anne Contreras, MACP, MFTi is Director of Programs and national trainer  for Pure Edge, Inc. whose work centers around supporting administrators, educators and students with self-regulation tools to equip them in dealing with the many stressors that can be part of our public education system.

She holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (focus area: global development in South & SE Asia) from San Francisco State University.

She is certified in both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Advanced Group Therapy Process and has practiced yoga for over 20 years and meditation for over a decade.  She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in International Psychology with a Trauma Services Concentration. She was born and raised in San Francisco and currently lives in the South Bay.

"I believe in everyone's ability to be "present" and gain awareness which takes slowing down. In that alone, what we do when we train others to simply take a "breath" begins the process..."