NEWTON — Gale Library in Newton is pleased to offer “Emotional Self-Defense: Building Resiliency Through Mindfulness” on Wed., June 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn the simple practice of mindfulness which builds the skills of self-awareness, empathy, compassion and the foundation of resilience. This practice is not about getting rid of our thoughts, any more than life is about getting rid of all our challenges. It is about working with our thoughts skillfully, seeing them for what they are and being able to use them to respond to our life with choices that support our happiness and well-being, even under difficult conditions.

Some topics will include: Being with what’s difficult without getting swallowed up; Putting things in perspective; See the difference between avoidable and unavoidable stress; and Accepting, adapting and appreciating change.

The workshop will include sitting practice, guided meditation and discussion. No experience necessary. Everyone is welcome. For planning purposes, please call 603-382-4691 to register.



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