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Katie Hammond Holtz
has more than two decades of hands-on experience in mindfulness meditation practice and instruction, sitting meditation, guided meditation, mindful movement, deep relaxation, body scan, eating meditation, and mindfulness practices for daily living. Since 2010 she has trained more than 300 health care professionals in mindfulness.

 

Through Mindful Provider Services she offers private mindfulness meditation instruction, mindfulness classes based in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and the mindfulness teachings of the renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and one-day mindfulness retreats with a focus on custom-designed events to promote the well-being of healthcare professionals and health care delivery. An important part of her work is to provide the resources and support to help those she works with "continue the retreat" and practice mindfulness in their daily life.

 

Join Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Ordained Member in the lineage of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and Licensed Psychologist Katie Hammond Holtz in exploring the many evidenced-based benefits of mindfulness meditation:

  • ♦ an overall sense of well-being

  • ♦ increased concentration and mental clarity

  • ♦ decreased feelings of anxiety and stress

  • ♦ decreased rumination

  • ♦ increased self-learning

  • ♦ less emotional reactivity and improved relationships

  • ♦ strengthened compassion towards self and others

 


What is
 
Mindfulness Meditation?

Mindfulness Meditation is a concrete practice, not abstract. It is bringing our heart and mind to the here and now, conscious of our breath, while knowing what is going on inside us and around us. Simply put mindfulness is our true presence. It is about being aware of our breathing in all activities of daily living. It is an art and a skill. We can devote time to formal mindfulness meditation practices, such as those described above, and we can practice informally by introducing mindfulness practice into every aspect of our daily life.

Mindful Breathing: A baby’s first breath is a momentous occasion, a cause for celebration. When a loved one dies, if we are present with them, we are aware of when they took their last breath. Mindfulness meditation is remembering to pay attention to the breaths of our life in between these important events. Why isn’t every breath a cause for celebration and awareness? Because you are breathing, you have a sanctuary to practice in that is always available to you. When you become aware of your breathing, the door to the sanctuary opens.

Consistency and Continuity: Through stopping and pausing to take mindful breaths throughout your day, you can create the connection to foster continuous awareness of your breath. With this connection, you can become your own vibrant portable mindfulness sanctuary, wherever and whenever, no matter what position you are in. Anything can turn into a mindfulness activity.

The consistent practice of mindfulness meditation leads to a calmer mind, lighter heart, greater happiness, greater depth of love and kindness towards yourself and others, deep presence, restoration, and an openness to freedom. The mind can become a calm lake reflecting the sky above without distortions. Mindfulness Meditation is something that can be practiced both formally and informally 24 hours a day. Let's move into the new "24/7" of our times.

 

Mindfulness Provider Services

April 15, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA

The Practice of Mindfulness: A Retreat to Promote Self Care for the Nurse Educator and Leader, to Understand the Role of Mindfulness Meditation to Enhance Delivery of Nursing Care
sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

  

Contact Katie for details on any of these services

Mindfulness (Private Sessions)

Mindfulness Classes/Retreats

and Consultation

 

 

  

 

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