Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 06:00 PM onwards
Venue: KPMG office, 60 South Street, Boston, 02111.
Admission: Members: Free I Non - Members: $25
Attire: Business casual
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.
BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS
Increase one’s ability to concentrate, yielding improved decision making, thoughtful speech, and greater effectiveness of action
Improve relations with others
Promotes empathy and kindness
Strengthen immune system
Reduce anxiety, stress and tension
Improve self awareness, increasing one’s ability to manage cravings and addictions
Broaden comprehension and improve one’s ability to focus
Increase appreciation of the individual moments of one’s life
Enhance overall sense of wellbeing and cultivating resiliency
How to develop a regular and consistent meditation practice
Practical skills to improve the ability to handle stressful situations
Social and emotional self regulation and control
Methods for being physically and mentally relaxed and at ease
Stress tolerance and impulse control
How to face change and difficulties with greater ease
Founder and Mindfulness Instructor at Mindful Presence
Christine O'Shaughnessy is the founder of Mindful Presence(www.mindfulpresence.net), which offers mindfulness meditation training to corporations, groups, and individually. Knowing the effects that stress can play in people’s health has inspired her to focus her interest in incorporating mindfulness meditation into daily life as an integral tool for stress management, relaxation training, addiction, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain and long-term illnesses. She has practiced Insight Meditation and yoga for more than 19 years, teaching for 18 years, and is RYT200 certified.
Christine brings the depth and knowledge from her previous career as a corporate executive intoher mindfulness trainings, guiding individuals to become more mindful leaders in the workplace. She has worked as the Managing Director of a search and consulting firm; the Director of Sales for a software company; and as a Vice President and Senior Credit Analyst at Loomis, Sayles & Co., an investment management firm in Boston. She holds a BA in Finance and an MBA from Babson College. Christine has completed intensive training programs and attended silent retreats at Insight Meditation Center, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, and BCBS. Christine offers Yin Yoga Intensive Teacher Training programs and is also the co-creator of Harvard Pilgrim’s online instructional yoga videos and an iPhone App called Present: Guided Meditation.