Winooski School District

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Mindfulness in Winooski

Our guided mindfulness sessions are led by volunteer Andrea O’Connor. The sessions are free and open to the public of any age over 16. We meet every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Winooski Senior Center (123 Barlow Street) and are sponsored by the Center for Mindful Learning, Johnson, VT. For more information, visit www.centerformindfullearning.com. Our weekly sessions are also brought to you by the Mindfulness City of Winooski Project, funded by the Vermont Community Foundation and administered by the Winooski School District.

Session Date: November 18, 2016


Session Date: November 3, 2016

Mindfulness session on manifesting a desire.


Session Date: October 27, 2016

A short period of standing mindfulness and guidance in posture.


Session Date: October 20, 2016

See Hear And Feel I Community Out Mindfulness.


Session Date: October 13, 2016

Drumming and mindfulness.


Session Date: September 22, 2016

A guided mindfulness session to review the day so that tomorrow is even better.


Session Date: September 15, 2016

A guided meditation to change a belief or pattern.


Session Date: September 8, 2016


Session Date: September 1, 2016

A guided mindfulness technique to notice what we see, hear , and feel.


Session Date: August 25, 2016

A guided meditation on comfort in the body, peace in the mind, stillness in the emotions.


Session Date: August 18, 2016

A guided mindful session that focuses on feeling rest in the body. And on spontaneously feeling great. Or invoking feeling great. Or trigger feeling great by listening to uplifting music, etc.


Session Date: August 2, 2016

A guided mediation to explore who am I? And then be presented with some possibilities that might change your perspective.


Session Date: July 26, 2016

A guided mindfulness session on increasing happiness and completing the process of sadness.


Session Date: July 19, 2016

Guided meditation on telling our Steves stories in our minds and also letting our minds test from those stories.


Session Date: July 12, 2016

Using the breath to find relaxation in the body.


Session Date: July 5, 2016

3 techniques to bring you back to your breath.


Session Date: June 28, 2016

A guided session on groundedness and compassion.


Session Date: June 21, 2016

Community mindfulness. A journey of concentration through the chakras. Use your focus to sense these energy centers of the body to create balance.


Session Date: June 14, 2016

Community Mindfulness – a way to review your day in a way that can make a difference for the future.


Session Date: June 7, 2016

Tonight we will explore breathing in depth. We will follow breathing in different parts of our bodies. Do you think you can feel breathing in your hands? Find out.


Session Date: June 2, 2016

A guided mindfulness session with music. Designed to stimulate visualization or relaxation in the body. Or some of both!


Session Date: May 26, 2016

Tonight we will focus on “feel rest” and equanimity. Find your own definition for that wonderful word. There are lots of ways to feel it.


Session Date: May 19, 2016

Tonight, we will focus on the relaxed attention of see, hear, feel with the option to use labelling or not! Notice how you are: You may find out it can be pretty great.


Session Date: May 5, 2016

Tonight we will practice a relaxation and manifestation technique. Simple.


Session Date: April 28, 2016

Tonight we will focus on a tiny task that has been on your list for awhile but hasn’t gotten done. See how mindfulness can help!


Session Date: April 21, 2016

Tonight we’ll do a technique called “crazy labelling” and there will also be our usual component of relaxation. So relax! it won’t all be crazy! Don’t miss this fun and funny technique.


Session Date: April 14, 2016

Guided Mindfulness tonight, March 31, will focus on awareness of darkness and light. Come find out what you’ve been experiencing every 24 hours since you were born! Curious?


Session Date: March 24, 2016

Tonight we will explore a breathing exercise and then the practice of Tonglen which is a well known technique of accessing deep love from the infinite source and sending to ourselves and others. The word Tonglen means “giving and taking”.


Session Date: March 17, 2016

In tonight’s meditation, we will explore of the blank screen behind our eyes, as well as the sounds we hear in our heads and in the environment. And ah yes, there will be time for focus on relaxation in the body too!


Session Date: March 10, 2016

Tonight we explore the fascinating difference between complacency and equanimity. Believe me – this will change your week. Yoweeee!


Session Date: March 3, 2016

Guided mindfulness in Winooski for this week. 20 minutes of practice in breathing and awareness. Mindfulness is focused relaxed attention. Come practice with the group Thursday’s at 6:30-7:30 pm at the Winooski senior center on Barlow street. Or listen here. Led by volunteer Andrea Oconnor and brought to you by the Center for Mindful learning www.centerformindfullearming.org.


Session Date: February 25, 2016

We will do a breathing guided meditation into the belly, lower ribs and collar bones, and it’s done lying down!


Session Date: February 18, 2016


Session Date: February 12, 2016

In tonight’s mindfulness session, Denise Casey leads our meditation. She is a former Center for Mindful Learning resident currently doing mindfulness teaching as well as voice and dance performance related to growth and spirituality.


Session Date: February 4, 2016

In tonight’s meditation, we explore feeling emotions in the body and also a visioning technique of you making the world a better place.


Session Date: January 28, 2016


This week we practice a simple relaxation and breath as well as the “do nothing” technique which allows anything to arise and be noticed


Session Date: January 21, 2016

Mindfulness is relaxed focused attention. In this 24-minute guided mindfulness session, you will settle in and then practice two techniques.

The first is to be generally focused on what you feel, see or hear. Feel in your body or emotions. See behind your eyelids or images in your mind if your eyes are closed or in the environment if your eyes are open Hear thoughts in your mind or sounds around you.

You are guided to used the labels – aware, accept, allow as you experience any images, sounds or feelings. You can choose not to use these labels.

In the second technique, you will hear a bell rung at irregular intervals. You will be guided to listen fully, intently to the bell. That’s all. Don”t try to breathe in rhythm with the bell. If you choose, you may use the labels and say “Listen” to yourself on the inhale and “Listen” to yourself as you exhale. You don”t have to use these labels.