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Stop, Breathe & Think - Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop

Tools for Peace

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM (PST)

Stop, Breathe & Think - Mindfulness and Meditation...

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Adult (early registration before 12/31/12) Ended $275.00 $0.00
Adult (on or after 1/01/13) Ended $375.00 $0.00

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It’s easy to become mired in day-to-day life filled with work, family, relationships, stress and worry. Mindfulness and meditation can help us to break out of our patterns of negative emotions, and allows us to find peace no matter what is going on around us. This workshop is open to all levels of experience; whether you’ve never tried meditation before or you’ve been doing it for many years. Our unique approach offers an enriching experience for all.


Start the new year with peace and compassion by bringing practical techniques of mindfulness and meditation into your daily life.


During the course of the workshop we will use the Stop, Breathe & Think workbook and the creation of a personal mandala to:
 

  • Learn and practice effective mindfulness and meditation techniques
  • Strengthen your sense of peace and compassion
  • Contemplate ideas that inspire positive life choices


The Stop, Breathe & Think curriculum uses the blueprint of the Shi-tro Mandala, a symbolic representation of peaceful existence that can help us conceptualize harmony within ourselves and the world we live in.


Where: Tools For Peace Headquarters 75 S. Grand Pasadena, CA 91105


When: Friday, Jan. 18th to Sunday, Jan. 20th (Friday: 9AM to 5PM; Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 6:30PM.  Yoga workshops will be in the afternoon.) 

 

Meals:  Snacks and beverages, and lunch will be provided. 

 

Dress: Please dress comfortably for this event. It is suggested that you wear shoes that you can slip on and off easil. We will be moving back and forth between the table and floor. (Chairs are available for those who cannot sit on the floor for long periods of time.)


Cost: Early registration: $275 (before Dec. 31, 2012). General registration: $375 for each participant (on or after January 1, 2013). Registration includes a workbook, specialized instruction, and all materials. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please inquire about scholarship opportunities by emailing us at events@toolsforpeace.org.

 

Who Should Attend: We invite adults ages 18 and over who have an interest in meditation and mindfulness for personal or professional development.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a retreat-like experience without having to travel too far or be away from home for a long period of time.

 

This training is not intended for those who want to start their own mindfulness and meditation program.

 

Stop, Breathe & Think Workbook


Using the Stop, Breathe & Think workbook as a guide, participants will experience the workbook content first-hand by combining training in mindfulness and meditation with artistic expression, writing, and discussion to create a personal mandala.

 

Three-Day Training Schedule

 

Friday, January 18th

9AM – Introductions/ Introduction to Stop, Breathe & Think

10AM to noon – Morning workshop*

12PM – Lunch

1PM to 5PM– Afternoon workshop*

 Saturday, January 19th

9AM to noon – Morning workshop*

12PM – Lunch

12:45PM – Yoga stretch

1:15PM to 6:30PM – Afternoon workshop*

Sunday, January 20th

9AM to noon – Morning workshop*

12PM – Lunch

12:45PM – Yoga stretch

1:15PM to 6:30PM – Afternoon workshop*

 

*Breaks will be integrated throughout the day

 

FAQs


Do I need to already have a background in mindfulness or meditation?

No!  The Stop, Breathe, and Think approach is all encompassing.  It doesn’t matter is you’ve been meditating your whole life, or if you’ve never done it before.


What type of people attend this workshop?

We welcome all adults with a professional or non-professional background. We have had many participants with different backgrounds to include teachers/professors, social workers, college students, afterschool program directors, afterschool club leaders, parents, and other youth-service providers.



What are the benefits of learning mindfulness and meditation techniques?

Documented studies have shown, that the use of mindfulness and meditation can decrease stress, anxiety and depression and helps to increase and improve emotional regulation, social skills, focus, memory, self-esteem, a sense of calmness, relaxation, self-acceptance, relationship satisfaction and quality of sleep.

 

I'm a working professional looking for tools to help me deal with workplace stress -- is this training a good fit?

Yes, the techniques you’ll learn are designed to not only reduce stress, but to help you deal with situations before they become sources of stress.


I want to learn meditation for my own personal benefit -- will this training help?

Yes.  The training is for all aspects of your life, from work, to family to personal relationships.  


Do I need to attend the entire duration of the training?

Yes.  We recommend going through the entire training as one section builds on the next.  We want you to have access to the entire toolbox.


What is the nearest airport to Pasadena, CA?

We recommend getting to Pasadena via Burbank Airport (Burbank, CA) or LAX (Los Angeles, CA).   

Meditation is hard for me because I can’t stop my thoughts, will I still benefit from this training?

Yes!  You’ll learn several kinds of meditations and mindfulness exercises where we use our thoughts to focus and guide us.  You don’t have to stop thinking to meditate!


Do I need to bring anything to the training?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to take on and off.  There will be yoga in the morning.


Is your training rooted in a religion?

While the fundamentals of our program are rooted in Buddhism, our training is intentionally secular.  You don’t have to know anything about Buddhism, and no matter what your beliefs, you can benefit from the techniques in our training program.


What are some of the other activities we’ll be doing during the training?

In addition to learning different meditations and mindfulness we’ll also be creating a personal mandala, journaling, yoga, mindful walking, and discussions.

 

Do you offer supplemental materials for your training program?

Yes, you’ll receive our Stop, Breathe and Think workbook, and we will also have recordings of our meditations available on our website for you to download. 


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

 events@toolsforpeace.org or 626.564.0700

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you’re not able to make the event, please contact us at events@toolsforpeace.org and we can discuss other options.

 

Can I update my registration information?

Sure! Please contact us at events@toolsforpeace.org or 626.564.0700.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, that is not required.


Do I need to sign any additional forms?

Upon arrival there will be a short form to fill out.

 

What is the refund policy?

We can provide a refund up to 7 days prior to the event.


Have questions about Stop, Breathe & Think - Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop? Contact Tools for Peace

When & Where


Tools For Peace Headqaurters
75 S Grand Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM (PST)


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Organizer

Tools for Peace

Tools for Peace inspires people of all ages to develop kindness and compassion in everyday life.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Providing a friendly and accessible curriculum (in-person and online) for those looking for practical methods to cultivate compassion and live more inspired, connected lives;
  • Promoting positive and concrete skill development for young people through our Stop, Breathe & Think in-school programs and mobile app;
  • Facilitating retreats for youth and adults to teach practices of mindfulness and the capacities that support social and emotional intelligence as well as academic and professional success.

Founded in 2000, Tools for Peace (TFP) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting emotional and social intelligence as well as academic and professional success. TFP has partnered with over 20 organizations, universities, and schools.

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