MEDITATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: MEDITATION WORKS!
Research evidence 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 workshop, you will learn the science behind meditation and come to understand that all meditations are not created equal. Different styles of meditation involve different types of attention, intention, and brain activation patterns.
Based on this understanding, we have identified 4 styles of meditation (Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, and Quiet Mind) that can be matched with specific goals and mental health concerns. We will explore these styles in depth, with an emphasis on individualizing meditation interventions to the goals and needs of each person.
This workshop will provide a brain-based approach to understanding the 4 styles of meditation (Focus, Mindfulness, Open Heart, & Quiet Mind) and how they can be matched with specific goals and mental health concerns. 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.
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Drop-In Meditation Classes
Learn the Four Styles of NeuroMeditation in our weekly Drop-In Meditation Classes!
NeuroMeditation is the application of brain based principles to meditation practices. Based on the way attention is directed, based on our intention during the practice, and based on the way it impacts the brain, all meditations generally fall into one (or more) of 4 categories: Focus, Mindfulness, Quiet Mind and Open Heart. Choose your NeuroMeditation Style to best match your specific needs. Rejuvenate, recuperate, and advance your skills, drop in for any or all classes- no prior experience necessary.
Classes are Co-Led by Jeff Tarrant Ph.D. and Erika Patterson Ph.D., are held every Wednesday from 12:10-12:50pm, and are subject to cancellation.
Cost by Donation.
Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Rewire the Brain
Mindfulness works! Learn how to bring it into your personal and professional life NOW. Join Dr. Jeff Tarrant as he connects the dots between the actual practices of mindfulness and the direct impact on the brain and daily functioning. Through active exposure to targeted mindfulness-based tools, as well as live demonstrations, you will leave with practical methods that can be used to help manage anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic pain, OCD and personality disorders.
Learn how and why certain mindfulness techniques are more effective than others at addressing symptoms of mood, anxiety, attention and “disorders of the self.” This seminar will go beyond traditional meditation practices to include mind-body strategies that intersect with other therapeutic approaches, such as biofeedback, mindfulness-in-motion, and nature-based strategies. You will leave with an expanded mindfulness-based toolbox to share with your clients or students, strategies to help you begin or sustain your own personal mindfulness practice, and the ability to synthesize and prioritize these tools to enhance their effectiveness.
- Define key concepts related to meditation including mindfulness and MBSR.
- Explain how meditation changes the structure and function of the brain.
- Describe 5 different types of meditation.
- Distinguish which mindfulness practices might be ideal for certain mental health concerns.
- Apply mindfulness skills to movement-based interventions.
- List three ways that nature enhances health and well-being.
Meditation & Relaxation Through Sound!
Vibrations generated by specific instruments, such as crystal bowls and gongs, can shift states of consciousness, alter brain wave patterns, and calm the nervous system. Energy Psychology, Qigong, and Yoga approaches also suggest that these frequencies can help cleanse and stabilize the subtle energy body. Sound Meditation is a technique that often leads to a number of positive benefits, including feelings of deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Sound Meditation classes will include instruction in breathwork, gentle yoga, and grounding.
September 6 Class featuring Guest Teacher Kevin Kraft of Soundshala!
Location: NeuroMeditation Institute 873 NW Grant Avenue Suite A, Corvallis, Or
Quiet Mind NeuroMeditation 6 Week Class
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 September 11 – October 16.
In these 6 Meditation classes, you will learn:
- How Quiet Mind NeuroMeditation affects the brain
- A variety of seated and movement-based practices
- Meditation tips, tools, and techniques
- Using technology to enhance awareness
- Quiet Mind lifestyle strategies
Instructor: Jeff Tarrant, Ph.D., BCN is a Licensed Psychologist, is Board Certified in Neurofeedback, and is the founder of NeuroMeditation Institute. His clinical work emphasizes the use of technology such as EEG biofeedback to train the brain. Dr. Tarrant is a long-term Meditator, as well as a Qigong and MBSR instructor. His first book, “Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain,” is available for purchase from Amazon.
Cost: $150 per 6-week series of meditation classes