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Why Therapy?

Judaism is not often seen as a pathway into presence. Yet the sacred writings of Judaism speak of a template for radical presence, contained in the Hebrew word “Hineini,” meaning “Here I am,” or perhaps, “I am present.” Answering the call to be fully present is the call of the Divine.  

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of being fully present without judgment.  Join us in this two-hour workshop where we find ways to connect our spiritual growth to the practice of mindfulness meditation. 

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As the darkness of winter moves into the light of spring, this 8-week class will shine the light of our awareness on the heart’s capacity to identify, accept, and express emotions whether they are pleasant or unpleasant. From that foundation, we will explore compassion and forgiveness for self and others.


We will begin each class with mindfulness meditation. Devoting two weeks to each topic using guided practices, exercises, and inquiry, will help incline us toward these natural capacities of the heart. Familiarity with mindfulness practices highly recommended.


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Falling Awake: Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety

202 E. Washington Suite 201  Ann Arbor,  MI 48104   

734.332.3365

Sunday, September 17, 2017

1:30pm - 4:00pm


Location:

The Yoga Shelter

108 S. Main Street, Suite B

Royal Oak, MI 48067

(above Leo’s Coney Island)


$20.00 per person; $30.00/two people


Please register by September 10


Contact Rabbi Aura to register or for more information

Aura@shitikvah.org

Next Class Dates TBD

Give yourself the gift of mindfulness this holiday season.  Join us in this 2-hour workshop where we will experience formal and informal mindfulness practices.  After each practice we will discuss ways mindfulness can help you participate full this holiday season, with more presence and less stress.

Deepening Mindfulness:
an experiential exploration of emotions, compassion and forgiveness

Saturday, November 18, 2017

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please register by November 15


510 S. Maple, Ann Arbor

All fees go directly to The Women’s Center

Suggested tax-deductible donation: $50.00


Contact Lynn at 734-332-3365 to register.

or contact

lynnsipher@gmail.com for more information.


The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan

Mindfulness-based practices are proving to be an effective approach for addressing depression and anxiety.  This 8-week class is intended for people who have had one or more episodes of depression or live with anxiety.  You can participate whether or not you are taking medicine or are currently in psychotherapy or have had therapy

in the past.


Each week you will learn new skills to help you change your relationship with anxiety and depression so that they interfere less in your life. Discover that you can live more fully and in the present moment.

Topics:


Awareness and Automatic Pilot

Living in Our Heads

Gathering the Scattered Mind

Recognizing Aversion

Allowing/Letting Be

Thoughts are not Facts

“How Can I Best Take Care of Myself?”

Maintaining and Extending New Learning

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Wednesdays, October 4 - November 22, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Orientation: Wednesday, September 27

6:00pm - 7:30pm


Day of Mindfulness retreat (part of class)

Saturday, November 11, 9:00am - 3:00pm


Location:

Friends Meetinghouse

1420 Hill Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104


$400 (includes workbook with CD and Day of Mindfulness)


Contact Lynn at 734-332-3365 or

lynnsipher@gmail.com for more information or to register

Co-facilitated with Rabbi Aura Ahuvia of Congregation Shir Tikvah (Troy, MI)