Events

Drop-in Meditation Sessions

CCFW is pleased to offer free monthly drop-in meditation sessions. A different instructor will lead each month’s session so that participants can experience different mindfulness practices and instructor styles. These sessions are also intended to support participants from previous mindfulness courses in strengthening their home practice. All levels of experience are welcome.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Drop-in Meditation Sessions
Blair Carleton
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  »  CCFW, 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Drop-in meditation sessions are free. Register here

About this Session

Qigong is an ancient physical art and a moving meditation that can be a powerful tool for self-healing.  It is easy to learn and can be done anywhere – standing, sitting, or lying down. Qigong combines mental focus, breathing techniques, and body movements to promote balance and healing at the physical and emotional levels. It can be easily adapted and beneficial for people with limited mobility. This session is called “Mostly Qigong” because although we begin and end with qigong, we may add in additional mindfulness techniques. People from all experience levels are welcome.

About the instructor

Blair Carleton is a Recovery Coach trained by Washington State and the Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). Blair received her B.A. from Yale University. She received her MSC Teacher Certificate from UCSD's Center for Mindful Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. Blair has also studied Shame-Resilience with Brene Brown, and went on to teach the curriculum. Blair credits her mindfulness practice to her teachers: Dr. Keesha Ewers, Ajayan Borys, Sylvia Boorstein, Joel and Michele Levey, and her friend and colleague, Yaffa Maritz, who was her instructor for the MSC course Blair took at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being.

Monday, December 9, 2019
Drop-in Meditation Sessions
Diane Hetrick
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  »  CCFW, 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Drop-in meditation sessions are free. Register here.

About this Session

We can actively cultivate qualities in our meditations that help provide us the resilience to keep returning to our meditation practice, as well as face whatever arises for us as we meditate. In particular, we will be working with:  setting stability as our intention, using spaciousness for our awareness, and generating warmth as our attitude.
 
Come experience this nourishing meditation as the darker nights of winter set in. 
 

About the instructor

Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. Her more than 30 years of experience as a Physical Therapist working with patients with chronic pain and/or illnesses lead her to explore various body and movement practices, including yoga, dance and qigong, and to explore the area of Mindfulness meditation, in order to help people with stress, pain or dysfunction find more ease, and well-being in their lives.

She completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area. More at: http://www.dianehetrick.com/