The Quiet Mind Style of NeuroMeditation involves entering a state of consciousness that is “pure awareness” or spaciousness, with no specific thoughts or images present. This style of NeuroMeditation can help reduce the amount and intensity of negative self-talk, resulting in mental calmness, serenity, and presence of mind. Quiet Mind can be an ideal practice to help manage stress, anxiety, and depression. This 6 week course runs from October 1 – November 5.
This 16 hour training describes specific changes in brain activity measurable after four distinct meditation practices and how each meditation style can be utilized to fashion a complete yoga practice tailored to meet a practitioner's unique needs.
Sessions are led by Angela Grace Faulk. Angela holds a master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is completing a second master’s in special education from Portland State University. She is certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists as well as Yoga Alliance (ERYT500) and has 15 years teaching and practice experience in multiple yoga modalities.
Meditation works! Research clearly shows that meditation is beneficial for a range of mental health concerns and can significantly change the structure and function of the brain. In this seminar, you will learn the science behind meditation and understand that all meditations are not created equal. Different styles of meditation require different types of attention, intention and brain activation patterns. Based on this understanding we have identified 4 styles of meditation (Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, Quiet Mind) that can be matched with specific mental health concerns. This approach allows us to individualize meditation interventions to fit the specific goals and needs of our clients.
In this workshop, we will explore five different styles of meditation practices based on the role of attention, intention, brainwave states and brain regions involved; these styles include Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, Quiet Mind, and Deep States. Based on client goals and concerns, we can identify which practices might be best suited for each individual.