What is Mindfulness?
Bringing present moment awareness to whatever is currently being experienced can provide a refuge. Mindful awareness can help magnify one’s practical, everyday coping skills and can become a comfort in one’s personal journey.
While acknowledging the cultural and historical context of meditative traditions, my approach to mindfulness instruction is secular in nature. My teaching manner aligns with no specific religious traditions and does not aim to challenge one’s belief systems or worship practices. While not opposed to mindfulness as a spiritual gateway to explore our humanness, life, and the universe, my aim is not specifically religious in nature. Simply put, I am interested in personal awakening and the relieving of suffering where possible.
"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman
"Just Breathe" features kids speaking candidly about anger and how they cope - something for all ages to ponder...
"Release" by Julie Bayer Salzman
“Release” is a Mindful Short from Julie Bayer Salzman which focuses on stress and anxiety as experienced by middle school kids.