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December 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 15, 2019
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely
Meditation Monday in the Park
The free weekly community meditation will be from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Pavillion at Posse Grounds Park and will be led by a member of the partner organizations. Bring a chair or blanket or yoga mat and enjoy the meditation hour.
According to Mental Health America says, “Meditation-which comes in many variations-has long been acknowledged as a tool to master the mind and cope with stress. Science is increasingly validating those claims, especially for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).” MHA was founded in 1909 and is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
Michael McGee, MD, in an online article in the journal Psychiatry, states that, “Many have suggested that meditation may enhance mental health. Literally millions of people over the past 2,000 years have come to this conclusion on the basis of their personal experiences. In recent decades, many authors have explored the use of meditation in psychotherapy. The consensus is that meditation may promote the diminishment of psychiatric illness, character change, and the resolution of neurosis when used adjunctively with psychodynamically oriented and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy.”
The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is partnering with Aumbase Sedona, Sedona International City of Peace and Spectrum Healthcare Group for Meditation Mondays.
The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley is an all-volunteer 501C3 non-profit whose mission is to build support and eliminate the stigma for individuals and families challenged by mental health issues through education, outreach, advocacy, community conversations and support services. For more information, contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.