Mindful Movement and Guided Meditation
Submitted by Tracy Penfield with Shelby Wood
According to the Mayo clinic – just one source of research that is now broadly-accepted – meditation is a way to reduce stress, and it offers a technique that can be learned and utilized in various settings as you go about your day. (Mayo Clinic, 2020). Adding movement can be an important way to connect our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual layers. An integrated approach can be especially powerful to healing. So many of us are feeling the impact of trauma in our lives — the shared trauma of living through a pandemic, and individual traumas that affect us in unique ways.
Helping people heal from trauma is at the heart of Tracy Penfield’s work.
Tracy Penfield grew up in Lyme, and frequents the area while visiting her parents. Since the 1980s, Tracy has been sharing and leading various movement based programs of all sorts for all ages and abilities. Sharing motion is her passion. She has studied numerous approaches to the healing arts, and has developed an integrative practice, called Tracing. She shares aspects of this approach in individual and group sessions. Always, her focus is on establishing a system of safety and trust in the practice.
If you’d like to learn more about Tracy and her approach, please visit the Center for Integrative Health’s website here. Another way to learn more is through experience:
On Wednesday, November 10th at 10:30AM CommunityCare of Lyme is excited to partner with Tracy in offering a Mindful Movement and Guided Meditation workshop. The workshop’s focus will be conscious breathing, meditation and movement.
This workshop warmly welcomes everyone, especially those who are sedentary or feel self-conscious in moving. Learn more about Tracy’s Mindful Movement and Meditation workshop. Please register to help us plan, or just come. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-795-0603.
If you cannot attend this session but are interested please let us know. If there is sufficient community interest, this could become a monthly series.
Mayo Clinic, Staff. “A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 22 Apr. 2020, https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858.
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Manager of Program Development
CommunityCare of Lyme