Living Mindfully in a Mindless World with Elizabeth Aleksinas

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings. At the Oliver Wolcott Library on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7:00- 8:00 p.m.
 
LITCHFIELD, Conn. - Dec. 18, 2016 - PRLog -- What is mindfulness and how can mindfulness help me? Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

By being fully present in this way – not forcing things or hiding from them, but actually being with them, we create space to respond in new ways to situations and make wise choices. We may not always have full control over our lives, but with mindfulness we can work with our minds and bodies, learning how to live with more appreciation and less anxiety.

You don't need to be religious or spiritual to learn to practice mindfulness and enjoy the benefits. For decades now, scientific research has been showing how useful these therapies are for reducing stress, anxiety and depression; helping people manage a wide range of physical conditions; and for our general wellbeing. Mindfulness can help any of us enjoy a more wakeful, healthier and happier life.

Elizabeth Aleksinas is certified in Personal Fitness Training, Reflexology, Yoga and Meditation. She is also a Master Reiki Teacher. She has been in the Fitness and Wellness Industry since 1981 and is a published writer on the topic. She owns and operates Bramasole Yoga and Healing Center of Morris that offers a variety of healing services, yoga classes and wellness retreats. Her website is bramasolewellness.com.

All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.
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