BODY-FOCUSED MEDITATION FOR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING & HEALING • GREATER BOSTON AREA & BEYOND • SESSIONS AVAILABLE IN-PERSON & VIA THE WEB

Michael Lydon

Advanced Level Realization Process Meditation Teacher

MEDITATION FOR FUNDAMENTAL WELLBEING 

A 10-Week Course at the Ipswich Town Hall

Instructor: Michael Lydon, LCSW, Realization Process Advanced Teacher.

Logistics: This course will consist of 10 classes or sessions, going from January 8 to March 11, 2020, Wednesdays, from 6:30-7:30pm. All classes will be held at 25 Green St, Room C, 2nd level. Although it is recommended that you attend this course as a complete program (i.e. all 10 classes), you may drop in on any session you want.

Pre-requisites: None. No special prior knowledge or experience is required. It is suggested that you dress comfortably.

Pricing: This course is “pay if you can.” The suggested fee scale for each 1-hour class would be $10, $15, or $20. The suggested fee scale for the whole program (all 10 hours) would be $90, $135, or $180. You can pay me at paypal.me/michaellydon, or your can bring cash or a check to the town hall on the night a given class. If you have financial concerns, you can opt to take any and all classes free of charge.

Course Details: Although it is recommended that you attend this course as a complete program (i.e. all 10 classes), you may drop in on any session that you want. Details for all 10 classes below:

1

Wed, Jan 8

6:30-7:30pm

Finding the Part of Ourselves that is Already Well. This class will introduce a method called Realization Process, which consists of many body-centered meditation practices that will help you find the domain of your own being that is already well, i.e. already free of stress, fear, and worry. This may sound controversial or perhaps unbelievable at first, but it is something we can experience directly with a little practice.

2

Wed, Jan 15

6:30-7:30pm

Aspects of Our Authentic Self. In this class you will learn techniques for experiencing the qualities of your authentic self. There are five innate qualities that we will learn how to experience as feeling-tones or “felt senses” within different areas of the body. These include: gender/sexuality, power, love, voice/self-expression, and intelligence.

3

Wed, Jan 22

6:30-7:30pm

Working with Breath and Energy. In this class you will learn how to use your breath to clear stress and tension from your body. You will learn how to feel your body’s channels of energy, along with specialized breathing techniques to increase your inner sense of vitality.

4

Wed, Jan 29

6:30-7:30pm

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety. In this class, you will learn body-focused meditation techniques to work through fear, anxiety, emotional resistance, and other factors that block us from living to our full potential.

5

Wed, Feb 5

6:30-7:30pm

Improving Our Relationships. This class will focus on how to live from the qualities of our core self in social situations, such that we can improve boundaries and become more comfortable and authentic in our relationships – whether social, intimate, professional, etc.

6

Wed, Feb 12

6:30-7:30pm

Deepening into Stillness. This class will focus on techniques to become absorbed into the underlying space of stillness and pristine, formless awareness. We will also focus on techniques to live from this dimension of ourselves, vs. experiencing it only in meditating.

7

Wed, Feb 19

6:30-7:30pm

Experiencing Fundamental Consciousness. Thoughts, emotions, feelings, energy – all of these experiences shift and move. However, there is an underlying, unbroken experience of consciousness that does not move. It is still, though it is an open stillness that is mixed with vibrant aliveness. In this class, we will learn techniques to experience this underlying consciousness as light (spiritual light – this does not require you to be any particular religion), as bliss (deep happiness, joy), and as love (warmth, sweetness, and underlying desire for the well-being of ourselves and others).

8

Wed, Feb 26

6:30-7:30pm

Empathy and Boundaries. In this class, we will learn how to become more receptive and attuned to other beings, whether trees and plant life, animals, or other people. We can do this without diminishing our sense of self or “merging” with other beings psychologically.

9

Wed, Mar 4

6:30-7:30pm

Release Techniques for Physical Pain. In this class, we will use somatic release techniques specifically for physical pain and chronic tension. Sometimes tension in the body is also related to stress. When we can work with the mental or emotional aspects of these pockets of tension held in the body, we can often provoke deeper releases.

10

Wed, Mar 11

6:30-7:30pm

Refining Our Qualities of Clarity, Love, and Power. In this class, we will put together everything we have done in past classes to do specialized exercises for cultivating mental clarity, an ever-present type of love, and innate spiritual power (not an imposing sort of power, but the power of self-confidence).

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Meditation for Fundamental Well-being at Ipswich Town Hall

Instructor: Michael Lydon, LCSW, Realization Process Advanced Teacher.

Class logistics: Jan 8 to March 11, 2020, Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm. 25 Green St, Room C, 2nd level.

Please note: any information that you provide below will be kept confidential, and will be used only to keep you updated on upcoming meditation classes. Your information will not be shared with any outside parties.