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Mindful Living

"Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. It's about knowing what is on your mind."

Contact Information:

Coordinator
Leslie Wall
(530) 283-3611ext. 832

 

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Providing mindful solutions to dealing with the stressors of life through workshops, multi-week classes, and one-on-one intensive coaching.

The statistics are staggering. The number of people suffering from stress-related issues is fast approaching 100%. According to the American Psychological Association reports, 8 out of 10 people are experiencing some form of physical and/or emotional issues related to stress. Mindfulness is a powerful, scientifically proven resource for breaking free from harmful emotional ruts and mindless habits in order to live with full awareness and greater freedom.

Mindfulness is a practice in ‘being’ rather than one more thing that needs doing.

Mindfulness is a life preserver of resilience that increases our ability to recognize our internal experience of mind, body, and thought. This recognition can lead to greater clarity of thought, less chaos in our day-to-day lives, and allows us to learn to direct where we place our focus and attention.

Exploring concepts such as: acceptance, patience, non-judging, non-striving, trust, letting go/letting be, gratitude and generosity can lead to self-discovery, personal growth, and inner healing.

“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. It’s about knowing what is on your mind.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

For private sessions, please call Leslie Wall at (530-283-3611) or email lwall@plumasruralservices.org

Private One-on-One

Each of the classes offered below are available in private, live, one-hour video sessions. This allows for a personal and customized approach to your specific needs and schedule.

Each private class/session is $80.  Payments can be made using the "Private Session Payment" button below. Cash and check payments can be made when requested in advance.

 Please note, there are no refunds.

Group Class

Some of the classes offered below are also available in live, two-hour video classes, limited to 10 participants. Classes range from six to eight weeks and are scheduled for the same day and time each week.

Cost per person is $200 with payments made when you register for a scheduled class. 

Please note, there are no refunds.

Introducing the Mindful Moments Blogs

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Life is not a straight linear path.  We don't get from there to here without experiencing a few twists, turns, and major hurdles to overcome.  Our journeys often get complicated, messy, and sometimes overwhelming.  We navigate as best we can, bumping up against things that don't work well for us, and then we learn, grow, and discover ways to adapt...or we don't.  The practice of mindfulness is one of the ways we can learn to adapt and go with the flow.

No one's life is perfect.  Yet, somehow, we can also experience moments of elation, deep gratitude, and hope that propels us forward into an always expanding future. It was the mindful discovery of the moment of now that changed everything for me...and what inspires me to share the pearls I've gathered along the way. 

Since earning my Certifications in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy, I've had the unique pleasure of sharing mindful strategies and techniques with a variety of people.  From the nine-year old struggling to make sense of a newly masked world that no longer touches; to the 40-something who finds themselves suddenly without their life partner and grasping to find themselves when they are no longer who they were; to the 85 year old who is discovering themselves and for the first time professing genuine self-love. Over the years of parenting classes and private sessions, I’ve witnessed the profound personal transformation and awakened awareness in countless overwhelmed parents, grandparents, and caregivers.

When life twists, turns, and major hurdles appear, I've found my personal mindfulness practice to be a vital anchor to maintaining daily balance, grounding, and emotional awareness.  I recognize not everyone is ready for an 8-week course exploring the concepts of mindfulness, and even committing to weekly private sessions may seem overwhelming.  So, it is my hope these brief Mindful Moments will bridge the gap between 'not ready yet' and 'I need something useful right now'.  

Our lives are lived in the moments, and we can greatly enhance our ability to experience joy, contentment, and even glimmers of peace when we develop our awareness and notice those moments.  These tidbits of information are intended to spark your interest, remind you of what you already know, and validate your intuition.  They are only an introduction to a life-changing practice that is as simple as noticing this moment of now and becoming curious about the next moment, and the next. 

Begin where you are!

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course is appropriate for anyone wanting to explore mindfulness and its potential benefits in their lives.

Mindful Nurturing Parenting

These classes are best for parents, foster/grandparents, teachers, CASA volunteers, and anyone wanting to interact with children more mindfully.

Mindful Parenting of TEENS

The 7-week Mindful Parenting of TEENS class is designed to provide concrete support to parents navigating the challenging teenage years.

Mindful Co-Parenting

The 7-week Mindful Co-Parenting class is designed to provide concrete support to parents who have separated, yet are parenting their children together.

Mindful Relationships

These private weekly sessions are designed to promote healthy relationships through topical discussions, mindful strategies and the cultivation of personal awareness techniques.

Mindful Movement

This private one-on-one course is designed to support and expand on the foundational practices and techniques that were covered in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course.

Nurturing Parenting Critical Support

This program is designed to provide individual education to parents/guardians of children ages 0-18 who are referred through the Department of Social Services Child Protective Services.

Mindful Moments Blog

Tidbits of information are intended to spark your interest, remind you of what you already know, and validate your intuition. They are only an introduction to a life-changing practice that is as simple as noticing this moment of now and becoming curious about the next moment, and the next...

Mindfulness in Practice

A collection of video and audio files about mindfulness applied to the business of life.

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Leslie Wall, Mindful Living Coordinator

Certified:

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy 
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 
  • Nurturing Parenting Instructor
  • Family Teacher

Trained Peer Counselor:

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Domestic Violence Case Manager
  • Sexual Assault

Leslie has over 20 years of experience working with children, families and individuals, and facilitating small group discussions, classes and workshops. Get in contact with Leslie by email at lwall@plumasruralservices.org or phone 530-283-3611.