29 Jan

Meditation: The Calm in the Chaos

Anxiety, Couples, Emotions, Families, Fitness, Individuals, Lake Zurich IL, Mental Wellness, Self-care, Stress, Teens, Uncategorized, Vernon Hills IL By

Experiential Meditation Workshops

Thursday, February 18th 6:00-7:30 pm and/or

Saturday, February 27th 9:30-11:00 am

Meditation positively affects the body, mind, and spirit.  It helps to:

  • Reduce stress and tension by calming the nervous system
  • Increase energy and vitality
  • Improve physical and mental well-being
  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Balance emotional wellness

In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn different meditating postures for your body, how to identify and work with your breath, and techniques for how to quiet your mind, all from the comfort of your own home. If desired, you will also learn how to set up and commit to a daily practice in your home. There will be time at the end of the session for Q & A.

Cost: $30 per session or $50 for both.

Location: Zoom. Camera can be off or on – you choose

Guidelines to set up your space before we meet: comfortable chair or mat on which to lay down if preferred. Door you can close for privacy and to minimize interruptions. Extra layer or blanket in case you get cold. Pen and paper if you’d like to take notes or write down questions. Water or other form of hydration.

The group will be led by Susan Short, MA. Focused on treating the complete body, mind, and spirit, Susan Short began meditating fifteen years ago. Susan believes the success of counseling, and ultimately life fulfillment, can be enhanced significantly when breath awareness, meditation, and mindfulness are part of the treatment. Susan has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, and has completed a year-long deep study in Meditation Teacher Training. She continues to study at Touching Earth Mindfulness Center in Chicago. You can learn more about Susan and her work at her website: Touching Sky Meditation.

Please contact Susan Short at 847.217.8987 or to register and ask any questions.

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Michelle Schaefer

Michelle Schaefer

Michelle Schaefer, LCPC, PMH-C, has experience working with adults, couples, teens, families, and groups. Michelle has an advanced certification in Perinatal Mental Health and specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and families. Michelle strives to create a secure client-therapist alliance in order to support people as they navigate life challenges and heal relationships.

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