Spring 2016       
 Greetings!

Never underestimate the wisdom found in fortune cookies. (Thanks to my friend, Mandy, for sharing this very appropriate fortune with me)

Generosity is the cement of mindfulness -- a combination of awareness, humility, gratitude, empathy and resilience, that when mixed together forms a strong base to build mindfulness. Generosity is not only what we do or give to others; it also means being generous with oneself by giving space, time, and permission to drop in to the present moment. I challenge you to find a way to be generous to YOU this month...how might you strengthen your mindfulness through generosity? I welcome your ideas and thoughts.


Wishing you time and space for generosity,
Pam
Pamela Katz Ressler, MS, RN, HNB-BC
 


In This Issue
Pam's Blog
Meditation Maintenance Schedule
Mindfulness Retreat May 21
Mindfulness and Poetry
Creating Calm in a Climate of Fear
Kids and Mindfulness
Strategies for Success
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Meditation Maintenance

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2016 Schedule

Meditation Maintenance Sessions
are a great way to give yourself a monthly self-care "tune-up" by joining with fellow meditators to discuss insights and challenges of your practice.

Our general schedule is the 2nd Wednesday (evening) and 2nd Friday (afternoon) of each month. However, there may be some months when we will meet on other W
ednesdays or Fridays. Please see the schedule below.

You are welcome to attend each month or simply on an occasional basis. You will find a supportive and welcoming respite in the midst of your busyness. 


Winter/Spring Schedule


Evening sessions meet 7-9 PM
Wednesday, May 11
Wednesday, June 8
 
Daytime sessions meet
12:30-2:30 PM   
Friday, May 13
Friday, June 10

Both evening and daytime sessions are held at Stress Resources' office (97 Lowell Rd, Concord, MA). Please pre-register for sessions as space is limited. 
Meditation Maintenance sessions are $20 per session

Register by email
 

   

 

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for updated resources and links to relevant healthcare articles and research 

Mindfulness Retreat on May 21
Join fellow meditators for our popular semi-annual mindfulness retreat day in beautiful Concord.

Our spring retreat day will be held on
Saturday, May 21 at First Parish Church in beautiful historic Concord. The day begins at 9 am and ends at 2 pm...filled with silence, walking, contemplation and reflection. Space is limited.

Learn more and register here 

Mindfulness and Poetry

Mindfulness and poetry go hand in hand. Those of you who have followed my blog know that I find poetry one way to slow down into the moment and make visible that which was previously invisible. Haiku is one form that resonates with me, but so many others forms of poetry also speak to me. I had the pleasure of meeting a young accomplished artist and poet when I was traveling in Charleston, South Carolina last month. His name is Marcus Amaker and he has recently published his second edition of poems entitled, Mantra

I met Marcus on the last day of National Poetry Month and he offered to write a poem for me. Having only met me a few minutes before, I think he nailed it...what do you think?

a poem for pam (by marcus amaker)

pam makes connections
through words and breath.
she knows that minute
is an opportunity to
be mindful, each moment
is a chance to be present.

Learn more about Marcus and his work
Creating Calm in a Climate of Fear

I am teaming up with my friend and colleague, David Ropeik, and The West Suburban Community Health Network Area 18 for an informative and interactive workshop as we investigate what scares us, what we should  REALLY be worried about, and practical strategies we can use to reduce stress and anxiety for ourselves and our clients. Join us! 
 
Pam Ressler Thursday June 9th  
10:00 am -1:00 pm (Brunch will be served)
 
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington St
Wellesley MA


No charge, but RSVP is necessary.


Click here for more info or to RSVP   
 
One contact hour CE available for nurses, social workers and case managers. 
Kids and Mindfulness
Meditation

Mindfulness isn't just for adults! Watch a toddler explore the world and you will observe mindfulness in action. However, mindfulness is often a quality that is trained out of us. How can we nurture and nourish mindfulness along with the being socialized into society? A recent NY Times piece explores how mindfulness may benefit kids of all ages.

Join me this summer!

 

Strategies for Success 

Individual Mindfulness Training

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  • Are you looking for strategies to engage more successfully in your professional life?
  • Would you like an individualized approach to mindfulness?
  • Weekly group classes don't work for your schedule?
  • Are you a "totally Type A person" and cannot fathom how meditation would work for you?
  • Do you live too far from my office in the Boston area?
Let's work together to create an individualized approach to mindfulness that will work for YOU. I work with clients across the country, no need to be in the Boston area.

  

Individual Mindfulness Training is a unique option offered only by Stress Resources that allows the individual to set the pace for training but maintains the essential framework of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in private or semi-private sessions. Either in my Concord office or conveniently by Skype.

Stress Resources' Individual Mindfulness Training
has been successfully taught to entrepreneurs, business leaders, athletes, healthcare professionals, management consultants, teachers, busy parents and students. We work together, mindfully, to meet your needs. What are you waiting for?

For more information about Stress Resources' Individual and Group Mindfulness Training, click here