Focus + Calm
4 Week Mindfulness Course
This course is an excellent introduction for anyone who is curious about meditation and wants to take it a step further. The presentations are enjoyable, well thought out and easy to understand. The setting is beautiful and very calming and the opportunity to connect with others on the same road is invaluable. Highly recommended!
– Jim, Course Participant
January 9 - 30 from 7-8:30pm
At Pause Studio | Tuition = $250
This course is sold out.
February 3 - 24 from 7-8:30pm
At Pause Studio | Tuition = $250
Ryan Kenny, LCSW
Mental Health Professional
Ryan is a clinical social worker, mental health therapist and qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor with over twelve years of meditation experience. He holds a masters degree of social work with a focus in mental health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studied neuroscience at the Center For Healthy Minds and trained with the Center for Mindfulness at the UMASS medical school. He has brought mindful awareness into schools, hospitals, nonprofits, and corporate settings as well as to adolescents, seniors, leaders, teachers, veterans, and health professionals in the US.
Focus + Calm
In this course, you'll learn the foundations of mindfulness meditation and explore key practices to begin a meditation practice or elevate your current one.
Learn tools and strategies to create a sustainable home practice
Feel calmer and less stressed
Hone your focus
Develop greater presence
Integrate daily mindful habits
How This Course Can Change Your Life
Through simple daily practices, you will begin to cultivate the following qualities within yourself:
Improve your concentration and capacity to live in the moment with what's most important to you
Begin training your mind to lower stress levels and calm anxious or depressed mind-states
Learn to slow down, find your center, and respond to the waves of daily life with greater ease
Learn to disengage autopilot and shape the life you want with purpose and direction
Tune-in to what is happening in each moment of your life with greater awareness and connection
Who Will Benefit From This Course
People who want to reduce stress and anxious feelings
People who want to increase their ability to focus and be more effective at work and in relationships
Suitable for ages 18 and older
People of all backgrounds (this course is accessible and understandable to everyone and applicable to any belief system)
4 educational and experiential 90 minute classes
31 days of ongoing, supported meditation + mindfulness practice
Expert meditation instruction from mental health professional
Custom guided recordings for weekly home practice
Digital course platform with readings and exercises
Ongoing mindfulness coaching + feedback
Community interaction, accountability, and support
You'll Also Receive These Special Bonuses
Total added value of $189!
Choose a black or aqua cushion.
Value of $65 - yours to keep!
Value of $100
For learning and practice reflections.
Value of $24
PAUSE STUDIO UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP FOR TWO
"Our networks of attention are our foremost means to shaping our lives; these networks give us extraordinary ways to master ourselves and our environment, offering the key to growth, connection, happiness.”
- Maggie Jackson
Focus + Calm: The Science
Evidence of Attentional Expertise in Long-Term Meditators
When MRI brain scans were taken of long-term meditators, the results showed that their brain regions associated with sustained attention and concentration were more activated than those of novice meditators. Read Full Study
Meditation Can Reduce Anxiety/Stress Reactivity and Promote Calm
One mindfulness study included 93 people with generalized anxiety disorder. This disorder causes exaggerated worry and tension over many different things, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it. At the end of the study, consistent meditation practice was associated with a significantly greater reduction in anxiety. Read Full Study
Mindfulness and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Changes in trait (or baseline) mindfulness are evident in pre- to post intervention studies of mindfulness training suggesting that mindfulness training may be a useful complementary tool for improving ADHD. Read Full Study
Advanced Neuroimaging and Focused-Attention Meditation
Neuroimagery and other technologies have helped scientists understand the cycle of events that unfolds in the brain during the practice of focused-attention meditation and specifically which areas of the brain are activated. View Diagram
Pause News + Events
6 WEEK MINDFULNESS COURSE
Check out Portland Monthly's article featuring Pause in the January Fitness and Wellness issue
interview with Pause co-founder
Mindful Tools for Modern Life
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