Choosing Mindfulness in the Age of COVID –
Designed Specifically for the LGBTQIA Community
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m ET
Live Online, Fully Interactive (Not Recorded) – via Zoom Web Conferencing
“A true home is a place where you feel comfortable and at ease. You don’t want to go anywhere else anymore. You feel so at home, so at ease. Have you found such a place?”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
With this offering, we are creating a safe, inclusive, and welcoming place to explore Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. We are inviting you to bring your authentic self, even that which lies beneath. Together we can hold a space for what happened in the past, for the feelings we harbor, and move forward with wholeness and pride.
In this program, we will:
Better understand what Mindfulness is and is not, both the science and the experiential practices
Begin to consciously and systematically work with our own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life
Help restore within ourselves a balanced sense of well-being, including an increased awareness of all aspects of ourselves
Engage in practices of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, which involve learning how we can explicitly comfort and care for ourselves in this moment
We will use various techniques, including guided meditations and small and large group dialogue and sharing.
Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Non-Binary are welcome. Allies to the LGBTQIA community are respectfully asked not to attend this group to allow for a space of shared experience.
Open to Beginner and Experienced Meditators. No special skills are required nor expected. Come exactly as you are!
Support Tier: $125
Regular Registration Tier: $100
Scholarship Tier: $75
Bryan Cadel, JD practiced law at major insurance companies for over 30 years and now teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other secular mindfulness practices to individuals and organizations that seek to improve well-being and effectiveness in work and life. Through his programs, participants learn to access and cultivate their own natural capacity to actively engage in caring for themselves and to find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.
Bryan offers mindfulness programs in workplaces, retreat centers, health and wellness facilities, centers that serve marginalized and underserved communities, and as one-on-one coaching. His programs are a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments in helping to treat a range of physical and emotional conditions.
Bryan is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, trained in MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and has extensive silent retreat experience in the Buddhist tradition. He holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He began his meditation practice in 2004 and has been offering mindfulness programs since 2012.