Sue griffin, MS
What is Mindfulness?
Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.
Jon Kabot- Zinn
Everyone's experience with mindfulness is uniquely their own and like everything else your commitment to practice will directly effect the outcome. What makes mindfulness different from other things you may have tried is that there is nothing to attain. You are experiencing the moment and noticing what is happening physically, mentally (thoughts) and emotions. The absence of an evaluative component is probably unlike anything you have ever attempted. This is why it is beneficial to have some type of guidance. As you learn to allow the thoughts and feelings to settle in the stillness, you are able to see life with greater clarity.
I offer individual and small group sessions at Building Bridges or at a location that works for you.
After 20 years as a middle school counselor, I retired from my position as Guidance Department Coordinator at Springton Lake Middle School in June 2017. I have lived in the Media area for the past 33 years, raising my family and later working for the RTM School District.
I earned a B.S. in Education at SUNY Oswego and an M.S. in counseling at West Chester University. I trained to teach mindfulness at The Penn Program for Mindfulness.
I have worked with young adolescents individually and in small groups throughout my career and have successfully used meditation as part of anxiety treatment plans. I have practiced yoga for over 20 years and have attended yoga and mindfulness retreats, including a five day silent retreat in Lake Tahoe in 2016. I see the opportunity to share my passion for mindful living with others as the next phase of my career. This also allows me to enjoy hiking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with my family. I have two grown children, Matt and Jackie.
I am grateful for the positive effect mindful living has had on my own life and I am excited to work with others who are interested in experiencing their own mindful practices. The first group starts June 6!