Mindfulness Workshop

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm

The benefits of bringing a mindfulness practice into all areas of one's life have been recognized and supported as a key modality for overall mental health and wellbeing. The data and research are supporting what millions of people already know: that being more present and aware in one's life allows us to see the beauty and the challenges of daily life as they arise in the moment. In turn, mindful awareness helps us appreciate the positives and respond intentionally and with grace to the difficulties that we face. 

Being mindful helps to:

  • Become more present and aware in all aspects of our lives.
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and "dis-ease".
  • Reduce the "auto-pilot" cycle of mind and negative habitual reactivity in stressful situations and in turn respond creatively- when it is called for.
  • Enhanced attention, concentration, and connection in interpersonal communication.
  • Develop a consistent practice of physical and mental self-care.
  • Experience more happiness and equanimity in everyday life.



John Abate, Teacher, Mindful Foundations

John is trained and qualified to teach MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) through the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Mindfulness and Integrative Studies. John holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University.

Along with his training and credentials John has spent time formally on silent meditation retreats and co-leads and facilitates mindfulness and meditation retreats based in Joshua Tree, CA. John teaches Mindfulness and Meditation workshops throughout the country to individuals, groups, and corporations through his organization Mindful Foundations.

Through insightful and vulnerable storytelling, John shares his personal path discovering his mindfulness practice and has spoken on several podcasts about topics related to mindfulness, meditation, forgiveness, compassion, and best practices to cultivate a daily self - care practice. 

You can find John enjoying time in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada mountains backpacking, paddle boarding, cycling, volunteering and serving others within his local community organizations, and spending with family and friends.

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