This workshop will provide a brain-based approach to understanding the 4 styles of meditation (Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, & Quiet Mind). We will explore the link between brainwaves and states of consciousness, identify which meditation styles help with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, & PTSD and discover ways to deepen or expand our practice. Workshop participants will learn a variety of tips and teaching strategies to use immediately.
In this three day workshop, we will explore four different styles of meditation practices based on the role of attention, intention, brainwave states and brain regions involved; these four styles include Focused Attention, Open Monitoring, Automatic Self-Transcending and Loving-Kindness/Compassion. Using this information, we can identify which practices might be best suited for particular goals. In this way, it is possible to link each style of meditation with specific mental health concerns as a therapeutic intervention.