SUBMITTED PHOTO The Mindfulness Workshop is being sponsored by the St. John Gualbert Church in Port McNeill.

Mindfulness workshop to be held at the A-Frame Church

The Mindfulness Workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Did you know the A-Frame church in Port McNeill is sponsoring a workshop on mindfulness?

Deborah Murray, one of the organizers for the event that is being held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m., said she met Occupational Therapist Jane Jennings (based out of Campbell River) awhile back while she was holding a mindfulness workshop down island, “and it seemed like it would be really worthwhile holding one here for our community.”

Murray added she thinks a lot of people are kind of scattered these days, and that meditation and contemplation can help those in need. “I think its essential for our mental health today to find that quiet inside.”

According to the press release, “Mindfulness helps us live our lives with a heightened sense of awareness and intention. It provides insight into how we relate to the world around us.

“Mindful meditation actively trains our minds to be calm, to concentrate on breathing and gives us ‘space’ to observe ourselves with awareness. Ask yourself — do I need to change the way I feel about my life or the ways in which I behave? Mindfulness can help us determine to have a non-judgmental approach to life — one in which our self-respect does not depend on ‘good’ or ‘bad’ outcomes. Learn to be kinder to ourselves and in turn to those around us.”

The Mindfulness Workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and will be lead by Jane Jennings, an occupational therapist from Campbell River.

Suggest donation to attend the event — $15.

The A-Frame Church will also be hosting a Healing Pathway program in November, which is for developing the gifts and skills of energy-based healing within the Christian tradition, and to foster the development of healing ministries within faith communities, and they have Christmas concert practices every Tuesday night, with their annual Christmas being held Dec. 9 at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. Please contact Deborah Murray for more information.

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