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Mindfulness for Uncertain Times: The Shelter Within Ourselves

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 9, 2018


A 6-week small group series with Ellen Abrams, LMFT


 “We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”

―Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heartfelt Advice for Hard Times


Developing and strengthening meditation practice during times of uncertainty offers us a place to land, a shelter within ourselves to experience all that is happening on the inside and outside. Together we will cultivate practices that help us through such times of great change, transition, and loss.

The purpose of this group is to have a safe place to share your experience of living with uncertainty, heartbreak, fear, and/or loss. Each week will be an opportunity to share your experience and strengthen an inner capacity to be present with yourself and others.

This weekly gathering will incorporate guided meditation and group sharing. You will receive a weekly guided meditation to practice at home.

Meetings are on Friday mornings 9:30-11 am, beginning September 28th (not meeting on October 19th). Phone assessment required. Concurrent participation in individual therapy recommended.

Cost for full 6-week small group series: $300.
Note that there may be reimbursement offered through your insurance plan.

Location: Rasa Spa’s Community Space Classroom, located on the second floor of the Cayuga Wellness Center at 310 Taughannock Blvd. in Ithaca, NY.

For more information and to register, please contact Ellen Abrams at: ellenabrams1@gmail.com or 607-387-8205.

Ellen is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#000602) with more than 20 years of experience in community mental health clinics, non-profits, hospices, and private practice. Her work is grounded in a deep faith that loss, unexpected change, and/or difficult transitions can offer opportunities for growth and change and can direct us toward living with richness and fulfillment. Currently working in private practice, Ellen has provided grief counseling at Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County and served as Director of After Trauma Services at the Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service of Tompkins County.


November 9, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Rasa Spa
310 Taughannock Boulevard
Ithaca, 14850 United States


Rasa Spa