Breathe Easy

We will be exploring Breathe Easy in the next CommunitySHINE workshop scheduled on March 29. One young father (we’ll call him Robert) who participated in the SHINE program shared this story of how the practice helped keep him out of jail:
In court one day, I noticed myself getting angry and agitated as I listened to testimony about me that I knew to be untrue.

Mindful Listening and Speaking

In my work at the PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs program, I’ve been guiding twenty staff through a SHINE program. Our goal is to integrate mindful awareness practices into the work of this group of diverse and dedicated clinicians. As a way of learning and practicing mindful listening and speaking, we share and use these Native American Council Guidelines in each of our SHINE sessions.

Ancient Practices Solving Modern Challenges

Mindfulness is not just a fad or a trend. It has been around for more than 2500 years. … Over thirty years of research has documented the benefits of this “inner technology” that helps us to deal with life’s challenges. … You may be curious about how this work translates from academic presentations and research projects into the lives of real people. My own work in Baltimore has continued to focus on this very practical question, as I bring mindfulness to under-served populations. Here’s a story about a young mother who participated in one of our programs last year.