Mindfulness in Healing

A SANGHA FOR WELL-BEING

Don't Ignore Your Suffering

Don’t Ignore Your Suffering – Thich Nhat Hanh

Compassionate listening and loving speech are the foundations of our sharing practice. As mindfulness deepens awareness of our experience we find new ways to enhance our own well-being. We become able to transform our suffering and find freedom in the present moment, embracing a feeling of wellness.

We offer guided meditation and relaxation exercises  to help promote a calm, clear mind and a peaceful, loving heart. This energy supports us in accepting our challenges just as they are and leads to increased well-being and wellness.

Join us for a drop in support group that enhances well-being.

Support groups have been shown to increase wellness and prolong life.

WHEN?

Wednesday evenings – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE?

Pine Street Clinic
124 Pine Street
San Anselmo, CA 94960

COST?

Free, but donations accepted for the Pine Street Clinic

INFO?

Contact us!

FACILITATORS

Jerome Freedman, Ph.D.,  is a cancer survivor since 1997. He brings to these sessions more than 35 years of teaching relaxation and mindfulness experiences. His purpose is to inspire people to take charge of their own well-being and actively participate in their healing.

Carolyn de Fay, L.C.S.W. is an experienced psychotherapist, group leader, and mindfulness practitioner. Her therapeutic approach to health issues incorporates mindfulness practice as a proactive path to healing and well-being.

PARTICIPATION

This group is open to all people free of charge, who want to experience the path  to well-being. No prior knowledge or experience is needed. Access to the web site permits us to continue sharing when outside of sessions.

HISTORY

The Mindfulness In Healing Sangha was founded by me, Jerome Freedman on the summer solstice of 2009. This is my effort to give back to the community for all the support I had received as a cancer patient since 1997. I invited Carolyn de Fay to co-facilitate with me from the very beginning. We had participated in two other local sanghas together since 2001.

At first, we met to support people who were going through some health crisis. They could be patients or care givers, and we would sit them down in the comfortable environment of the Pine Street Clinic. They would talk about their concerns and we would listen. We would then come up with a guided meditation which could ease their suffering.

This model worked quite well for many years until another sangha in San Rafael, California needed to disband due to the leader changing jobs. We absorbed the other sangha into Mindfulness In Healing and morphed into the meditation sitting group that we are today.

We sit for thirty minutes followed by a short stretch break and tea offered by the clinic. This is followed by a program of some sort such as a reading, dharma talk, dharma sharing, dharma discussion, guided meditations and the like. In summer months, we might even do walking meditation in the neighborhood of the Pine Street Clinic. We end with bows to the community and the world.

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Comments

  1. Carol Mohalley says:

    I. Would like to join the group on Wednesday night. Are you still meeting?

    Many thanks,
    Carol

  2. Jeremy and Caroline are you interested in writing a guest article for my mindfulness blog? Thanks Mary

    • Mary:

      I would love to write for Mindfulness For Healing! Would you like to write for Meditation Practices and/or Mindfulness in Healing?

      Metta,

      Jerome

  3. I live in Colombia. I would appreciate if you could send me the 9 minute meditation. I am living in very stressful situation and deppresed. Please.help me.

  4. Brigitte McCulloch says:

    I would like to join your Wednesday evening support group next week, hoping you will be there.

    By the way, the Mailing List for your 9 Minute Meditation is not active.

  5. Eamon Durkan says:

    Hi,

    I have been practicing in the Plum Village tradition for half a decade, and have had the good fortune of finding local Sangha’s at each place that I find myself.

    I’m currently working at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, and am interested in joining the Sangha. However, I do not have a vehicle of my own.

    I would like to know if anyone is coming from Woodacre, or further up Sir Francis Drake Blvd, and would consider doing a rideshare.

    I appreciate your response.

    With warmth,
    Eamon

  6. Michie Shiota says:

    I would like to join your group on Wednesday nights. I wanted to verify you are still meeting.

    Thank you,
    Michie

    You are welcome to join use every Wednesday evening 7:00-8:30 at the Pine Street Clinic, 124 Pine Street, San Anselmo, CA 94904

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