This workshop will focus on the 11th Step in the recovery process: improving conscious contact with Higher Power through prayer and meditation. I have used this process in my own recovery, and have been teaching it to others for over 30 years, and meditation continues to be very helpful in improving conscious contact with Higher Power/Higher Consciousness.
In this workshop, we will explore how we might incorporate the practices of Insight Meditation as part of a 12-step program. We will take a fresh look at recovery through the lens of mindfulness and wisdom:
• Enhance your ability to live in the present moment with more confidence;
• Feel more connected to self and others;
• Develop a more compassionate, loving, and accepting attitude;
• Learn to incorporate mindfulness into your life and lifelong recovery.
This program will support those seeking to practice the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Buddha’s teachings in everyday life. It will include instruction, discussion, sitting and walking meditation and time for Q&As.
Appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Everyone -- and all recovery programs and paths -- are welcome.
George T. Mumford has taught meditation since 1986 in a wide range of environments from prisons to Dharma centers to Harvard Medical School. He is a mindfulness expert in Sports Psychology and Performance, teaching mindfulness to professional teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks, and has been called Phil Jackson's “Secret Weapon” in winning eight NBA Championships. George’s work supports elite leadership development in Global Corporations, Universities and beyond. He is the President of Ivy Child International, a non-profit devoted to universal mindfulness in education, and author of The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance.