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Friday, December 1, 6:00 - 7:30PM
ME, MEDITATE? OH MY!
With Claire Casselman
Meditations on the Season with Claire Casselman followed by Breathe's Open House Holiday Party, 7:30-9pm. This evening will be a donation based, with funds going towards our annual holiday season recipients, The Ann Arbor Safe House.
Meditation. You’ve likely heard about the benefits; probably heard testimonials from others who meditate; and maybe have even tried or started to meditate yourself. And as you also likely know, there can be a long list of barriers to learning and practicing meditation (starting with finding time).
Essentially, meditation is the act of observing thoughts and sensations at any given moment. It’s “paying attention with purpose.” It can be practiced for hours or brief meditative moments;
while seated or while moving. This First Friday offering includes an overview of various approaches to mediation; ideas for starting, establishing and sustaining a practice; resource suggestions; and a guided meditation experience. In addition, Claire will also furnish us with a beautiful set of affirmations - one for each day of December - that we can use to help us maintain a connection with our calm center throughout the holiday season. We hope you'll join us.
About Your Instructor
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Guided Imagery Clinician
The first thing you notice about Claire Casselman is her voice. Always calm, always low. It sounds like navy blue: solid and reassuring, rich and full of depth.
It's the perfect voice for guided imagery, a technique that combines visualization with breathing exercises to foster relaxation, a sense of empowerment and positive changes for well-being. Casselman, who previously served as manager of social work services in the Cancer Center, is now focusing full time on helping people access their own internal resources for coping through guided imagery.