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Mindful Monday: Decolonizing Our Mind w/ Susan Lopez

  • Self Help Graphics & Art 1300 East 1st Street Los Angeles, CA, 90033 United States (map)

Mindful Mondays for Wellbeing w/ Susan Lopez
Monday, June 17th, 7-9pm.
(every 3rd Monday of the month)

at Self Help Graphics & Art:
1300 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

$15 presale / $20 at door.

Decolonizing Our Mind
Using mindfulness to more skillfully and compassionately work with our thoughts by noticing conditioned patterns, recognizing distortions, examining the roots of our beliefs, and letting go of thoughts and values that aren't serving us.

Topics/Activities Include:
-Learning about the negativity bias of the brain
-Understanding our inner critic
-Understanding different types of challenging thought patterns and how to work with them
-How to drop below the level of painful stories in our minds to their emotional roots.
-Holding challenging thought patterns with compassion
-Bringing awareness to the values and beliefs that we inherit from society, our cultures, and families, and letting go of those that don't serve us.


More Info:
Mindfulness is a quality of attention and receptivity to our present moment experience. With the break neck speed of modern day life, it's so easy for so many of us to be caught up racing from one thing to the next, carrying ever growing to-do lists, dealing with stress, and living in complete disconnection from our bodies, It's no wonder we feel crazy and it's no wonder we are expert "do-ers". What we often have more trouble with is learning to just "be", and while it may seem counterintuitive, it's precisely this learning to "be" with life that can help us to "do" more skillfully and in a ways that is more connected to ourselves.

Consistent mindfulness practice has been linked to many benefits including:
-Greater calm and ease
-Reduced stress and anxiety
-Increased focus and concentration
-Boosted Immunity
-Greater presence and connection to self

Susan Lopez is a psychotherapist, attorney, and mindfulness teacher. She is interested in the intersections of social justice advocacy, spirituality, and healing. She has practiced secular mindfulness and Vipassana (Buddhist insight meditation) for six years, spending as long as 30 days on silent retreats, and she is certified to teach Mindfulness through the UCLA Semel Neuroscience Mindfulness Awareness Research Center. When she's not meditating her passions include, art, herbalism, and nature. For more information you can visit her website at

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