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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation for People with Aphasia
Join Mindfulness Meditation for People with Aphasia. MMPA meets most Thursdays from 8 am – 8:45 am PST, 11-11:45 EST. The sessions include explanations of the principles of mindfulness meditation, guided meditations, and discussion among the participants. Each week there will be suggested activities to explore, and participants will be encouraged to daily practice short meditations on their own.
Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries by Buddhists. It took hold in this country in the 1970s. Perhaps the most influential proponent has been Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., who founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The sessions are lead by Seth Brunner. Seth is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Aphasia Association and a long-term meditator. Seth experiences aphasia as a result of a stroke more than 35 years ago.
No prior meditation experience is required but the ability to comprehend the main points will be needed to benefit from the course.
Recordings and highlights of the seven week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation for People are available to participants. Download the materials here.
If you have any questions, or to participate in the program, email Seth at [email protected].