It seems the holidays start earlier and earlier every year. Before the vague sugar-induced hangover of Halloween has even gotten a chance to lift, ads for Black Friday abound, mountains of red and green candy appear in vast piles next to twinkling lights and signs screaming SALE, BUY BUY BUY, shout at us from every grocery aisle, gas station, social media feed, and shop window. It can all be a little overwhelming.
Thoughts may race. Distress ranging from mild anxiety to full-on panic may arise. How to navigate all the choices and demands! What cookies to bake, parties to attend? What to wear? How can we manage to keep everyone in our work, social and love/family lives happy and having the best holiday possible? Data indicates that somewhere between 38% to 54% of us feel an increase in stress levels during the holidays. Thankfully, we can learn to significantly dial down the stress with a few tips straight out of the meditation playbook.
In this interactive, experiential class you will learn how to reduce stress by learning how to:
* Pause the merry-go-round of the mind
* Let go of expectations
* Generate greater compassion for yourself and others
All you need is yourself, and your desire to reduce stress. This holiday season, we can really experience more peace on earth and good will for all.
When: December 13, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 1839 S Halsted St. (Free street parking, easy CTA