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Mindfulness Meditation Techniques

w/Gus Castellanos
Saturday December 15, 2018
2-4:30 p.m.

Acceptance is a fundamental mindfulness attitude that allows one a to see things the way they are in the present moment and to simply acknowledge one’s experience as it is. Acceptance sets the stage for acting appropriately in one’s life no matter what is happening.

Equanimity, or mental calmness, is a state of psychological composure and stability that is undisturbed by exposure to pain and other situations that would normally cause others to lose their mental balance. It is a spaciousness, a sublime trait that brings true peace and can be cultivated in a systematic way.

 

Join us for this workshop aimed at discussing and practicing mindfulness meditation techniques that will help us to cultivate acceptance and equanimity to find balance during times of chaos, confusion and conflict. We will learn about and develop insights to see our moments of experience a bit clearer, and to know that things are impermanent, unsatisfactory and impersonal. Life is unpredictable and stressors are inevitable. The good news is that there are techniques we can use to deal with the stressors and limit our suffering.

Dr. Castellanos is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) & Mindfulness Based Attention Training (MBAT) facilitator, a mindfulness coach and mindfulness meditation practitioner. He is trained by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. He is a contributor and trainer with the University of Miami NeuroScience (Jha) Lab's M.B.A.T. program.

 

He currently teaches at a variety of facilities and venues throughout South Florida, including the Sari Asher Center for Integrative Cancer Care, University of Miami Medical School's UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, FIU College of Medicine's Neighborhood HELP, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Employee Fund, Mindful Kids Miami, and the University of Miami Neuroscience Lab (the Jha Lab). He is the mindfulness co-facilitator at South Bay Correctional Facility and has facilitated programs for the Miami Dade Fire Rescue, Jupiter Police Dept., US Army, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Jupiter Medical Center, the Hanley Center, A New Day Treatment Center, and The Wellness Center at Ultima Fitness.

 

Currently, he serves as advisor to the Integrative Medicine Department at Jupiter Medical Center and UMass CFM's outreach MBSR program at Jupiter Medical Center and is involved in mindfulness research with the Mindfulness Based Attention Training program at the Jha Lab- University of Miami Neuroscience Lab.

 

$45 per person pre-registration / $55 at the door
(Space is limited. Pre-registration is highly recommended)