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Weekly Mindfulness & Meditation Practice with Laurie Giannola

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Cultivate a weekly mindfulness meditation practice at Amityville Apothecary with Laurie Giannola

Mindfulness meditation practice allows us to see the way in which certain patterns of mind can lead to depressed mood, anxiety, negative thinking, impulsive behavior and emotional reactivity. As the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu said “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Our minds travel to the past and future constantly. Mindfulness is the moment. The practice of mindfulness allows us the opportunity to pause and focus our attention so that we can choose more effective actions which can lead to more positive outcomes in everyday life.

When we practice mindfulness meditation for any length of time, a number of qualities of our experience change. We begin feel more aware or energized, calmer and better able to see our emotional patterns and habits more clearly. We ultimately become more compassionate toward ourself and others. And, over time, we develop equanimity – the calm in the midst of the storm.

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Laurie Giannola is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with over 19 years of experience. Laurie began her career working as a psychotherapist at a national outdoor wilderness program for adjudicated youth. She spent almost a decade helping to develop and build programs in AZ, FL, PA, and MD where she was able to implement group therapy to include journaling, mindfulness and animal assisted psychotherapy. From there Laurie worked with diverse adult populations in various outpatient settings, most recently with Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest healthcare systems in the country.

Over the years, Laurie has facilitated mindfulness workshops to countless individuals. She offers a simple understanding of the science of mindfulness and offers practices to help increase awareness, decrease stress, improve focus and concentration and deepen overall feelings of contentment. As a result, individuals find they are better able to decrease negative thoughts and behavior and find their path to peace and wisdom.

In addition to being passionate about her work as a psychotherapist, Laurie was trained as a Reiki Master in 2007. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and certified in Ericksonian Hypnosis as well as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy because she loves animals too.

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