Present and calm in the moment…
Mindfulness meditation is a secular form of meditation with its roots in one of the most ancient meditation practices taught by the Buddha and practiced for over 2,500 years. It is designed to help us overcome our suffering so we can achieve true inner peace and happiness. Meditation helps us develop mindfulness so we can become aware of the sources of our suffering, and ultimately transcend it.
This is a completely different approach to happiness than what most of us are familiar with. We generally think of happiness as feeling good: that is, sensory pleasure or emotional gratification.
The problem with seeking happiness in this way is that the feelings are fleeting and temporary. For example, we enjoy a well-prepared meal for just the few minutes that we’re eating it. When it’s gone, the sad or painful feelings creep back in and we may say to ourselves, “What’s next…?”
Through Mindfulness Meditation, the sources of suffering are revealed. Slowly, you learn to sit with them in meditation, and like the clouds passing through the sky, those thoughts and feelings will eventually pass, leaving you with a sense of peace and tranquility.
Is Mindfulness Meditation Right For You?
Do you want to live a joyful and more fulfilling life?
Are you willing to prioritize time in your day to your practice?
If you answered “yes” to these two simple questions, then Mindfulness Meditation is definitely worth a try.
You have nothing to lose, and so much to gain.
Let Sherry Help You With Your Meditation Practice
Meditation Coaching with Sherry is designed for any level. Whether you’ve never meditated before, or tried it only to find it difficult and discouraging, working together, I can give you a clearer understanding of the practice, guide your approach and expectations, provide effective techniques for you personally, and the kind of generous, supportive time to practice that will ease your comfort and command of the process.
Benefits of a Daily Mindfulness Meditation Practice
I have enjoyed and appreciated a daily meditation practice in my own life for over 30 years. When I started, it was as new and mystifying to me as it may be to you, but the benefits of investing in and becoming comfortable and adept in the practice have been undeniable.
Reduce chronic pain
Lower blood pressure
Strengthen immune system
Increase blood flow to your heart and reduce cardiovascular problems
Maximize athletic performance
Improvement for asthma suffers
Emotional and Psychological
Reduces stress and anxiety
Create a sense of inner peace and calm
Accelerate the psychotherapeutic process
Reduce the desire for alcohol and other substances
Increased success in smoking cessation and weight management
Help diminish fear and control negative emotion
I offer individual, private personal instruction to help you start your practice, reinforce your daily practice, or provide your meditation with deeper insight.
I offer a 5-week program for groups of up to 30 people. I am also available to come to your community or workplace, to guide a single meditation class. Contact me for more information.
Sherry received lay vows in 1992 through the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, a Theravada Buddhist community. Through the years she acquired many hours in mindfulness studies and is in the process of receiving certification in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program.
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