Monthly Pause Meditation Workshop

Pause Meditation, a local Portland Meditation studio, has invited me to teach a monthly “Meditation Deep Dive,” where I’ll endeavor to drop a level beneath the surface, and offer something interesting & powerful relating to meditation.

Registration for all Pause workshops found here.

All workshops on Sunday from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
August 2 – Touching Emptiness
September 13 – The Nature of Thinking
October 11 – Transforming our Subconscious Views
Nov 15 – Emotional Awareness
Dec 13 – On Love
Jan 10 – Overcoming Pain

Description for the upcoming workshop:

Overcoming Pain: A Meditative Deep Dive

In this experiential & educational workshop, you will learn how a scientific study showed mindfulness meditation reduced pain symptoms 27-44%, without drugs, and in just a few minutes time. We’ll cover the key mindset shift involved in this approach, as well as the most beneficial ways to apply mindfulness to pain, including three specific techniques:

  • Relaxed engagement with pain
  • Transforming our reactions to pain
  • The healthy pain-break

We’ll also address the difference between meditation and avoidance, and how mindfulness can help us take proactive action (instead of passive resignation). Our focus will largely be on acute & chronic physical pain, but the same principles could also be applied to emotional & mental pain.

All experience levels welcome!