Awakening to God’s Presence

February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

mindfulness, morning retreat, half-day retreat

The present moment is where we meet God. In this workshop, we will explore ways we can live more aware of God’s Presence with us. This will be an experiential learning experience. Plan to come to spend time with God. You can think of this as a mini-retreat.

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information we can use to live better. Living mindfully allows us to live more connected with God and to more effectively do what He created each of us specifically to do.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to mindfulness practices you can incorporate into your life. The workshop will be three hours long. Lunch is included too. You may also want to stay and spend time on the grounds, reflecting on the morning’s experience. Wear comfortable clothing. If you have one, please bring a yoga mat or something soft to lay on, a cushion or pillow to sit on, and a journal or paper. You may want to bring a blanket or shawl. It is not necessary to lay down or sit on the floor to participate though. Guided by Heather Alexander, MD, FAAP.

Heather Alexander, M.D., FAAP, has a passion for encouraging and empowering people to live well through being more present to their lives and living with more compassion. She sees this as her way of contributing peace to our world that is so in need of healing. Dr. Alexander received her undergraduate degree rom Haverford College. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She currently practices in Columbia, MD. She has trained with the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine Center for Mindfulness, started by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress REduction (MBSR). Dr. Alexander has also trained with the Mindful Schools program to teach mindfulness to children.

 

Details

Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $40
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Presenter

Dr. Heather Alexander

You will be entering your information for registration and payment next. If you would rather call us, please contact our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 and they can accept credit card information over the phone. You can also contact them with your information and mail a check to: 1525 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104. Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been made.

If you would like to register a group to attend this retreat, please call our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 or email Jennifer Murphy, Manager of Spiritual Development & Programs, at .

Details

Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $40
Event Categories: ,

Presenter

Dr. Heather Alexander
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