A Mindfulness Group for Men Thursdays in May, 2018
Our intention is to create a safe and supportive environment in which men can learn and deepen their mindfulness practice. While there is nothing intrinsically male about the practice of mindfulness, we specifically direct many of our efforts toward men for several reasons. Most notably, we strongly believe that mindfulness is a powerfully transformative practice that leads us towards true authenticity, joy and effective engagement in the world. Yet, typically, the overwhelming majority of those attending events such as Mindfulness Retreats are women. Men are almost always under-represented and can be reluctant to try Mindfulness and to engage in ongoing practice.
Aggression, anger, alcohol and depression are among the familiar ways that males learn to cope with the challenges of today’s complex world. Try another approach! In a light-hearted atmosphere, men will learn skills and tools for cultivating day-to-day mindfulness, touching life’s simple joys and expanding options for action even when faced with trying circumstances.
Noblemen is a 4-session experience. You will learn both formal and informal meditation practices. Week to week support and home practice opportunities that draw from MBSR (a path for living an awakened life developed by Jon Kabat Zinn), positive psychology. Intentional Dialog and evidence-based neuroscience are central to the learning process.Reduce your stress. Join this confidential, supportive and safe dynamic circle of men.
In this very moment, no matter what your condition or situation, you have within you all the resources you need for growing, healing, and working with stress, pain, illness, and the everyday challenges you are facing. A growing body of scientific evidence supports the reality of a profound mind-body connection and now recognizes that learning and practicing mindfulness can positively affect your sense of health and well-being, physically, mentally, and emotionally, while simultaneously offering you a means of discovering a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind.
Session 1: May 3 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Session 2: May 10 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m
Session 3: May 18 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Session 4: May 24 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Teacher: Archimedes Bibiano is an inspirational teacher, fluent in three languages, and has served as a keynote address and guest speaker for a number of organizations both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Archimedes has been studying and practicing meditation for thirty years, fifteen of which have been dedicated to teaching classes, workshops and seminars at schools, hospitals, and meditation centers in the United States and in Latin America. His work teaching meditation as Mindfulness Based Intervention (MBI) has established thriving programs in New York City; notably, for two outpatient clinics at former St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Centers, currently Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West, and since 2004, working with pediatric patients in the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, teaching meditation and yoga to children and their families, to hospital staff, medical students and interns, physicians, and clinical researchers.
Archimedes has acted as a senior advisor for Sesame Street’s When Families Grieve™ Kit – a guide for parents and caregivers dealing with the death of a family member, providing a cultural-centered understanding of children’s inherent coping mechanisms while undergoing palliative care and grieving. His work with communities of educators and health care providers has allowed multi-cultural groups to efficiently build a shared ground of experiential knowledge, introducing a fresh approach to the development of interpersonal communication skills for self-regulation of affect, stress reduction, and conflict resolution.
Archimedes can be reached at email@example.com.