Mindfulness Breaks™


What is a Mindfulness Break?

If you work for a company, you possibly take a coffee break every hour. You most likely take a lunch break. You may even take a cigarette break (at least, you will breathe deeply during this).

What would happen if you could also take a mindfulness break?

What is mindfulness and what is a mindfulness break?

Mindfulness is bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction defines mindfulness as

“Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally”

A mindfulness break is a period of mindfulness, a period of living life deeply in the present moment which can be practiced anywhere, any time from a moment, to a minute, to ten minutes, to a couple of hours, to a weekend, to a week, to several months or years.

Do you want to take a mindfulness break right now?

Ok. This will only take a minute or two.

If you have an office, please close the door.

Sit up straight in your chair in a comfortable position. Try to have your feet on the floor. Use headphones if you have them handy.

After you press the play button, close your eyes.

Bring your attention to your breathing.

When you are breathing in, know that you are breathing in.

When you are breathing out, know that you are breathing out.

When the bell rings, you mindfulness break is over.

That’s all!

You can return here whenever you want a one minute mindfulness break.

How did it go for you? Please write your comments below.

Now show this to your boss so that he can arrange a mindfulness break for your whole group that will last from 2 hours to a full weekend.

A Mindfulness Break in Your Home


OK. Now that you understand what a Mindfulness Break is, you can now experience it for yourself in your home or workplace.

Do you want to experience relaxation, healing, connection, well-being and deep  peace right in your own home or workplace?

Do you need help coping with the situation in the world today with the new administration in the United States, immigrants being rejected, elephants being slaughtered, climate change,  and more lies from the military/industrial complex?

Then you need to take a Mindfulness Break to take it all in and come up with your own way of handling the situation.

Whether you are a single mom or dad who works hard to keep your kids in school and getting good grades, a working family with two incomes, a senior citizen (like me) with time on your hands, or a single millennial with questions about your future, this guided meditation process is for you and your loved ones.

When you order a 30-45 minute Mindfulness Break in your home, you will be guided into a peaceful, restful state of mind and learn to return there whenever you wish. This Mindfulness Break will include instructions so that you can do it on your own. You will also receive an audio recording of your session1.

During the session, you will learn to bring about the relaxation response to counteract any feelings of stress, anxiety or sorrow. The relaxation response was investigated by Harvard professor, Herbert Benson and it is just the opposite of the fight or flight response which is the result of anxiety, stress, tension, and all sorts of other conditions. Anytime you do a Mindfulness Break, you are activating neural connections in your brain and contributing to your own you will be guided into a peaceful, restful state of mind and learn to return there whenever you wish. This Mindfulness Break will include instructions so that you can do it on your own. You will also receive an audio recording of your session1.

During the session, you will learn to bring about the relaxation response to counteract any feelings of stress, anxiety or sorrow. The relaxation response was investigated by Harvard professor, Herbert Benson and it is just the opposite of the fight or flight response which is the result of anxiety, stress, tension, and all sorts of other conditions. Anytime you do a Mindfulness Break, you are activating neural connections in your brain and contributing to your own neuroplasticity..

Questions You May Have

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Ready? Lets begin…

 


1Your cost will depend on where you live and how we interact. Go back.

Money Matters


The Law of Reciprocity

The law of reciprocity states that giving and receiving are mutual acts of kindness. It means to return in kind what is given or even to give something else in return. You’ve heard the expression, “I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine.” The law of reciprocity simply explains that that when someone gives you something you feel an obligation to give back and this is true in EVERY culture on the face of the earth.

The most common method of reciprocity in the Western world is giving money for goods and services rendered.

When I first began teaching this method , I charged $5, and this was back in 1973. I taught these mindfulness breaks in my home in San Francisco to several hundred people and gave 10% to my mentor. He has long passed, but I still intend to donate 10% to organizations which preserve and improve the lives of people, animals and plants.

Money Matters

The basic fee for a mindfulness break session is $120. If your session is in your home or workplace, there is an additional charge for transportation.

If I have to travel to your location, you will be charged a modest travel fee for the time spent between my location and yours. This fee will be calculated based on Google Maps and added to your bill.

In most cases outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, using Skype / FaceTime / WhatsApp is recommended.

Sign Me Up!


To apply for a Mindfulness Break, please fill out the following form and watch for instructions in your email. The basic donation for a Mindfulness Break session is $120 $75. The donation applies to appointments in my office and Skype / FaceTime / WhatsApp calls. An additional donation for travel to your home or workplace will be added, based on your address.

Enter your name, email address and postal address to receive your instructions. After we process your application, you will be able to make your donation.