High Octave Living
begins JANUARY 2024
This eight week course offers an introduction to the practice of mindfulness, along with exploring what makes humans good. Working within this unique symbiosis provides very rich opportunities for bettering one's life.
Although instruction here is for beginners, those who already benefit from a mindfulness practice know that meditating with others can always be beneficial. With the diverse types of meditation introduced, an experienced instructor, and some live music, the course should be helpful and enjoyable for most levels of experience.
The character work is based on the groundbreaking research available through the VIA Institute on Character. Each participant will start with the VIA survey to determine their personal strengths profile. From here, we work with how these core elements can be used to increase one's self-understanding, daily effectiveness and happiness/fulfillment. There has been much recent research done on how developing each strength can improve one's life.
Each participant is asked to attend all eight Zoom sessions since both the course flow and the group connection have a cumulative nature. Each session will be recorded for an emergency absence.
To get the most from this course please be prepared to spend an average of a half hour to an hour each day between sessions in short meditations and working with the materials. If you latch onto just a few favorite elements of this work, over time the rewards can become powerfully evident. The ideas and practices here have been tested throughout human history, and their benefits to individuals have been overwhelmingly confirmed by recent studies.
Before signing up then have these things in place: your motivating interest in self-development; time for study, meditation and thinking; a commitment to attend every class session; and a solid Zoom connection both audio and visual. Access to a color printer can also be helpful, plus have one raisin on hand for the first class.
To register for the High Octave Living transformational eight-week workshop beginning January 2024 please sign up below. You can also be in touch with me, Werner John, via email with any questions.
Thanks for your interest in this amazing work (also called MBSP or Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice) created substantially by Dr. Ryan Niemiec, Psy.D., science and education director for the VIA Institute on Character. I hope to share this beautiful and effective way of looking at life with many people.
To your evolution!