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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Free all-day mindfulness workshop in Bancroft (concluded)

Establishing mindfulness

Mindfulness has become associated with all things positive for our health and well-being. In this one-day workshop, led by Dr. Alan McAllister, we will explore the concept of mindfulness and the practices used for its cultivation.Through meditation exercises guided by step-by-step instructions, slide show presentations and discussion, you will learn how to focus your attention, to open up to what is occurring in your present experience and to apply mindfulness insights to everyday activities. The workshop is suitable for beginners and for those wishing to renew their meditation practice. 

This workshop is free and will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the offices of the Bancroft Family Health Team, 19 Oak Street, Bancroft, Ontario.  Participants should bring their lunch and a light snack. For further information call 613-334-0109.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring meditation workshop: Integrating meditation into your life (concluded)

Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, integrating meditation into daily life can be a challenge.  This workshop led by Dr. Alan McAllister will focus not just on how to meditate but on how to establish a practice that is integral to your life.  As a foundation for this practice, a five factor model of meditation (the P.E.A.C.E model) will be developed and explored.   

The workshop is sponsored by the Bancroft Family Health Team and is open to residents of North Hastings without charge.  The workshop will be held at 19 Oak Street each Tuesday evening 5:00 to 6:30, starting April 26th and running for eight weeks until June 14th. 

Call 613-334-0109 or email for further information.