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PATTERNS of STRESS REACTIVITY. Exploring Mindfulness

November 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC

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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 24, 2020


Awareness is our first step in choosing how to respond skillfully to stress

When we practice bringing mindfulness to all aspects of our present moment experience, we are learning not to react right away – to the pleasant, unpleasant and neutral parts. Mindful awareness invites us to pay attention to our perceptions and how these shape our choices and actions, thus shining the light of awareness on the shadow of stress. By cultivating a kindly interest in these aspects of our experience, with openness and acceptance, this can help us to develop effective ways of responding positively and proactively to stressful, situations, experiences and pain

In this session we’ll explore how our perception of difficulties or pain shapes our experience of stress

We’ll explore how mindfulness supports our inquiry into our habitual patterns of stress reactivity and to understand these as part of our natural human condition

We’ll explore how cultivating curiosity and openness can help us to learn new ways to relate to both internal and external stressors

We’ll learn how to soften the resistance to experience, to reduce suffering and to recover more quickly from stressful moments

What we practice grows stronger. The more we practice directing and redirecting our attention, with kindness and openness, we are expanding our field of awareness and cultivating a more flexible attentional capacity, that opens up the possibility of greater choice in our next actions

More information: contact@elenavysotskaya.com

Event Details

November 24, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Teacher Profile

Elena Vysotskaya

Elena Vysotskaya

Registered Sep 2020

Area of Expertise

Teaching MBSR (Stress Reduction), Executive Burnout, Emotional Intelligence (Self-Discovery, Motivation, Social Skills), Workplace Stress, Well-being

Popular Mindfulness Approaches

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)