This day of reflection will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness meditation which uses evidence-based mind-body practices, informed by ancient wisdom traditions and supported by modern scientific research to decrease distraction and stress, and help increase optimal functioning.
The day will combine brief presentations, discussions, mindfulness practices, some silence, and free time to enjoy the beautiful grounds.
“Come, not to discuss the words of others, but to listen…for in the sacredness of every moment Divine Grace is telling you alone all that is required.”-Jean Pierre de Caussade, SJ
Directed by Mark Dannenfelser, MA, LPC
Mark is founding director of the Mindfulness Center of Atlanta, whose mission is to increase the well-being and healing of those experiencing chronic stress and psychological/physical distress, as well as to increase optimal functioning in the areas of health, education, spirituality and work. www.mindfulnesscenteratlanta.com
Mark is a licensed professional counselor in private practice and an adjunct lecturer in the graduate theology program at Spring Hill College. Mark is a Center for Mindfulness (U. Mass Medical Center) qualified teacher of MBSR, a certified spiritual director, a registered yoga teacher, and a Contemplative Outreach commissioned presenter of the Centering Prayer method for the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University.
What is included in your cost: includes light breakfast, snacks & lunch, all program handouts.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled at least 14 days prior to the start of the retreat day. If within that 14 day period, you may apply this amount to another retreat offered by Ignatius House, to be used within 12 months of the cancellation. Alternatively, you may choose to donate that amount to the ministry of Ignatius House. After 12 months, any un-applied credits are counted as a general donation.
*Medical Disclaimer: The Mindfulness programs are for educational purposes only and are not intended as, nor should they be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice and/or treatment.