Classes

Family Therapy - Portland Mindfulness Therapy

Meditation Classes in Portland, Oregon
Fall 2017 — We have moved! Please note NEW location! (610 SW Broadway, Suite 306, PDX 97205)

All classes are located at our downtown location:
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
This four-week class is perfect for absolute beginners, or a wonderful refresher, even if you have a longstanding mindfulness meditation practice.  We will explore many tools of mindfulness including sitting meditation instruction and application to everyday life. We draw upon current behavioral psychology as an aid to breaking mindfulness meditation down into 4 skill sets that can be applied anytime throughout your day.

The class size is capped at 8 participants per section.  You will not be charged until you are officially signed up and pay online-you will receive a receipt via email.

If you are registered, a welcome email will come the week of the class.

(We might add a parallel, 2nd class section on an alternate day, on months in which we have over 10 registrants.)

Dates: (Thursdays)
* November 2, 9, 16, (skips thanksgiving) 30th.

Class Times:
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Instructor:
Kathleen Gleason, MA – (Insight Counseling)

Cost:
$100
By clicking the button below you can register for the class and you can also pay online.

Meditation Disclaimer

Meditation is generally considered a medically and psychologically safe and beneficial activity. It is, especially at the start of instruction, mainly an exercise in relaxation and concentration. However, as one meditates more and more over time, it tends naturally to lead to self-study and self-examination, which can be uncomfortable at times. Meditators also commonly experience some discomfort in the body due to sitting still for extended periods of time.

If you are unwilling to have such bodily or psychological discomfort, or feel you are unable to engage in this kind of self-examination, then you may wish to hold off on participating in meditation classes and consider trying a different kind of approach to address your needs and desires at this time. If you have a history of mental illness, then please consult with your health care provider before learning mindfulness meditation.

If you have concerns about medical problems such as circulation, please consult with a physician before undertaking meditation classes. Participants in our classes agree at the time of registration for class to take full responsibility for their own understanding and use of what we teach, indicating that they accept that meditation is not always comfortable or pleasant.

Mindful Mondays: Ongoing Mindfulness Meditation Group - 12:00-1:00 on Mondays At Portland Mindfulness

Portland Mindfulness now provides a weekly opportunity to come practice the tools of mindfulness. This is a wonderful way to support an ongoing home practice. To attend requires having participated in one prior activity learning mindfulness with us (or equivalent elsewhere), and an invitation to participate regularly in this group. Please contact us at [email protected] or call 503-222-2361 if you wish to attend.

This group meets from 12:00 to 1:00 pm every Monday (see this space for any cancellations before attending on a given week).

We have moved! Please note NEW location! (610 SW Broadway, Suite 306, PDX 97205)

  ***No current cancellations planned until the Winter holidays; we will not meet on 12/25/17 or 1/1/18 ***  

We assemble, practice mindfulness for 20 minutes with some guidance from the group leader, walk mindfully for 5 minutes, practice for another 20 minute session, and then enjoy an open discussion for about 15 minutes.

There is no fixed charge for the Monday lunchtime sitting group; rather, a bowl is set out for collecting free-will or “values-based” fees, whatever you choose to pay to support us in offering this group. This group offers an alternative to religious settings in which to practice mindfulness. We practice from a secular, psychology-based outlook.

Please contact us by email or call 503-222-2361 to find out more about how you can take this important step towards reducing stress and living fully or for other means of payment. 

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