MINDFULNESS AND AGING
This presentation will address how mindfulness and self-compassion practices may enhance life in our elder years.
The presenter will define mindful self-compassion and describe how the practice of mindful awareness can reduce stress and deepen our appreciation of the present moment.
As we move into the mature years the challenges of aging can be met with a self-compassionate awareness that allows a reduction of the stress. The felt experience of the preciousness of life often becomes more vivid as we age. The presenter will accentuate how mindful attention can gently deepen our capacity to live each moment or our life with greater harmony. As our external activities may become more naturally limited with aging we can discover the joy and power of simply being alive in a more conscious manner. Rather than overly focusing on what we are no longer able to do we can more deeply appreciate our inner life and meaning filled moments.
As we begin to experience health and personal losses mindful self-compassion may assist us both in the grieving process and at being more joyfully at peace with the transitory nature of all life.
Light Snacks will be served.
Please arrive at 8:45 so that you can settle in by 9:00!
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Luis Morones, MA.,LMFT.
Mindfulness Instructor, Marriage and Family Therapist
Luis Morones,LMFT, is a senior teacher at the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. He teaches courses in mindfulness based stress reduction, and mindfulself-compassion. He also provides presentations and is developing classes on Mindful Aging that explore how mindfulness skills can offer support in our maturing years. Luis has a masters in educational counseling from San Diego State University and also a masters in Counseling Psychology from National University. He is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion based therapy. He has since
1980 provided counseling in crisis centers, community clinics, and migrant youth programs. Luis currently has a private practice in San Diego ,California and also works
as a meditation facilitator at an integrative psychiatry center.
As a bilingual and bicultural therapist and mindfulness stress reduction teacher he has also developed and
presented programs that serve the Spanish-speaking communities in California and Mexico.
This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of CAMFT, PCE #58. This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for MFTs,LCSWs,LPCCs, LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science.
A refund will NOT be given if an attendee is unable to attend the event. A refund WILL be given if an attendee pays an erroneous amount for the event.