Classes

Family Therapy - Portland Mindfulness Therapy

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

Coming Soon —
Mindfulness Meditation Classes in Japanese!
日本語でマインドフルネスを学びましょう!

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 teachable/learnable skill sets that can be applied anytime throughout your day.

This class serves as good preparation for any of our other classes; it or equivalent training elsewhere are strongly suggested as prerequisite for our intermediate course, our Day of Mindfulness retreat, and our Tuesday evening mindfulness meditation group.

The class size is capped at 10 participants per section. You will be sent to a webpage if you signup on a full class and we will work with you to get you into a class no matter what. You will not be charged until you are officially signed up and get the official PayPal receipt via email. (We might add a parallel, 2nd class section on an alternate day, on months in which we have over 10 registrants.)

Dates: (Thursdays)
* June Class Cancelled due to no registrants

Class Times:
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Instructor:
Kathleen Gleason, MA

Cost:
$100
Pay by clicking Paypal button below, or call us to register or to use another means of payment.

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)

  ***MEDITATION GROUP CANCELED ON MONDAY, MAY 1st, as well as May 29th and June 6th.***  

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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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.