Mind the Moment

Upcoming Programs: Mindfulness and Focusing

This Fall, the mindfulness workshop sequence is being presented in person, for the first time in 2+ years! Classes will be held at the YWCA in Gettysburg, at 909 Fairfield Road.


These free programs are funded by the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation.

Register by calling Healthy Adams County at (717) 337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org.


Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: The Foundations

Sunday, October 2, 2022

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


This workshop will introduce mindfulness and awareness of the mind-body connection in order to shape more effective responses to stress and difficulty. We will practice some techniques of meditation, as well as awareness of body and breath. These practices can be especially helpful for people suffering from physical or emotional conditions that alter the quality of life, helping them to develop new patterns of responding and co-existing with difficulty.

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: Building Skills

Sunday, November 6, 2022

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


This workshop builds on the skills begun in the Foundations workshop but can also stand alone for those who have some familiarity with meditation. We will review the foundations briefly and then work on deepening skill in meditation with awareness of the breath. We will explore gentle yoga as a moving meditation. We will also deepen our exploration of mindfulness as a strategy for coping with stress and difficulty and introduce lovingkindness meditation as a way of shaping our experience. 

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction: Life as Practice

Sunday, December 4, 2022

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The final workshop in the mindfulness series will focus on how skills in mindfulness and meditation can play out in our everyday world to improve quality of life. New meditative techniques will include walking meditation, open awareness, and some guided imagery. We will examine how unhelpful patterns in our reactions to stress might be changed with time and practice and discuss strategies for making practice ongoing.

For questions about the course, contact julie@mindthemoment.org.



Introduction to Focusing

Focusing workshops are anticipated this coming winter. 
Focusing is an embodied contemplative practice, often done with the support of a compassionate partner, that supports exploring our inner experience in a way that shifts our relationship to it. 

If you're interested in individual Focusing lessons or sessions anytime, please contact Julie at julie@mindthemoment.org.