Peaceful Mind Class
The greatest gift you can give the world is a peaceful mind.”
Swami Veda Bharati
8 Sunday Classes March 1 to April 26 at 10AM Eastern
(No class Easter Sunday.)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/892378559
What disturbs you, hooks you, makes you depressed or revs up catastrophic compulsive thinking? What gets in your way of experiencing a peaceful mind?
These are hard times right now and most people are struggling. The world feels less safe. We face an immense amount of financial and emotional stress. Many children and adults feel disconnected and isolated, looking for ease in screens, video games and other addictions.
The concentration of wealth in the 1% has dramatically diminished the middle class in the last sixty years. Many families have two parents working full time, single parenting is even more difficult, and then we add in the effective of living with divorce and blended families.
The quote about a peaceful mind is from my meditation teacher Swami Veda. He was not telling us to ignore reality and think peaceful thoughts. He was not one to encourage affirmations or positive thinking. He told a story one time about someone sitting in meditation sending positive vibes while a baby is crying. Don’t be foolish – get up and comfort the baby. He taught breathing, relaxation and meditation and he trained us in maintaining equilibrium and steadiness of mind even and especially when stressed.
He said to focus on building the good in ourselves and the negative will take care of itself. He told us that when something is causing fear and distress, it will help if we don’t add the fear and chaos of our own mind to the universal energy field. Yes, do take action to help by working within our community or field of influence. Another valuable contribution is to work with our own mind.
Are you a regular in daily practice? If so, it’s free for you! Email me so I can put you on the list. firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Healing Trauma Weekly Group
6 Sundays January 26th – March 1st, 7:00pm – 8:15pm Eastern
This is a small group of maximum 8 women. By signing up for this, you are invited to be my guest for my Sunday 10AM class.
We need safe places to speak our truth. To be listened to, believed and experience the trust that grows from a foundation of kindness and respect. These classes can be that place.
Safety IS the treatment. In this experiential series of classes together we do practices to begin and deepen trust in yourself and nurture authentic kindness and compassion within. We cover the essentials of “how it works” so you understand your body, feelings, nervous system, shame, judgment and the essential role of social trust and connection. You strengthen your capacity to see through and release identification with experiences that commonly lead to core deficiency beliefs of unworthiness, unlovability – that feeling like there is something basically wrong with you. Details
Updating Our Time Stamp
8 Sundays January 5 to February 23 10am Eastern.
There is a part of us that doesn’t tell time. That is why when we do this somatic work of being present with energy in our body, we often have a sense of an age and memories come up. Trauma is stored in our body until we feel strong enough to feel and process it. It shows up as shoulders around our ears, clenched teeth and gut, or nervous energy from adrenaline pumping through our system.
In this 8 week series, we inquire into what would expand our felt sense that it is safe to feel what we have been avoiding. We practice slowing down and use powerful practices to release the intensity from memories of the past. We stay present with ourselves in this moment in time, noticing our breath and space of our body, grounded through our feet and seat. Healing disconnection from trauma happens first within ourselves. We begin to be friendly and on our own side. We help our “younger selves” realize we are now safe. Our nervous system gradually calms and we relax. Details
Lynn Fraser’s 6 month deep transformation program
Do you have trouble sleeping because of worry?
Do you make plans for better self-care only to have them all fall apart under the stress of daily life?
Are you sick of comparing yourself to that mental list of how you “should be”?
Do you say yes when you would like to say no? Maybe you feel trapped in a toxic relationship or someone you love demands your help yet again.
Does your mind torture you with what-ifs and catastrophic thoughts?
Do you wonder when all this personal work will pay off and you’ll be free? If you can relate, keep reading! Then email email@example.com to set up a time to talk privately with Lynn about the possibilities for you.