Monthly Meditation Group

 

Join us every second Wednesday of the month as we learn the simplest methods to ease stress and find peace in our daily, and usually, tense lives.

 

Meditation and mindfulness as practiced through sitting, calm abiding meditation and contemplation, may be studied as a way to enhance our understanding of our own minds and to develop an open understanding of how we create happiness and how we create suffering in our own lives. Also through these practices, we learn to gently train one's self to respond with kindness and compassion toward ourselves and others.

 

This group is open to anyone who is interested, whether you are new to meditation or have been practicing for years. Our topics of discussion are applicable to any level or experience and the sitting, calm abiding meditation in this group setting is beneficial to everyone.

 

+ Led by instructor, Renee Pitts, MSEd, LPCC-S, CDCA

+ Every Second Wednesday of the Month | 5:30pm-7:00pm

+ Held in person & via Zoom. Click here for event details.

+ 330-282-4301 Call for more information

 

Renée Pitts, MSEd, LPCC-S, CDCA has earned a Master of Science in Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Youngstown State University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. Renée is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She is a Certified Mental Health and Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP). She has worked in mental health treatment providing therapy as a residential and outpatient counselor. Her distinctive background includes the study of meditation techniques for over 25 years under several teachers in the United States. She has also traveled to India, Nepal, and Tibet to study ancient traditions of meditation. With a strong understanding of western science, combined with her practice in mind/body experiences, meditative techniques, and the study of nutrition and integrative medicine, Renée blends these as modalities into her counseling practice. She is also able to share a practical understanding of applying mind, body and spirit to bring about a greater level of wellness and health into the lives of her clients. Renée provides instruction at a monthly meditation group she holds at Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. and she assists in EMDR trainings. She also has taught at Youngstown State University and other sites around the local area on meditation and mindfulness. The focus of her clinical work utilizes EMDR Therapy, mindfulness and meditation, nutrition and integrative medicine and she specializes in trauma, substance abuse and addiction, spirituality and religious values, and wellness with adults and adolescents.

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TO BLUE STAR FAMILY COUNSELING SERVICES

 

Mindful Awareness for Children and Their Parents:

In this four week course children and their parents are taught the basic practices of mindful awareness. The focus of this class is to develop an awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and awareness of the things that are around us and happening in the moment. An emerging body of research has indicated that mindfulness can help children to calm, improve their attention, improve personal emotional awareness, and help them to make better decisions. Research also indicates these same outcomes with adults. In this course, children and their parents can learn together how to develop, easy to learn, daily practices to increase wellness for all members of the family.
Offered by
Renée Pitts; MSEd, LPCC-S, CDCA

Mindfulness and Meditation, Developing and Deepening Your Practice: Mindfulness and meditation are practices of self-exploration and discipline that can lead to a sense of wellbeing and an open acceptance of life. Through this progressive 8-week course, you will learn the basic concepts in meditation, along with various practices, from sitting meditation to guided meditation and visualization practices. You will also gain a conceptual understanding of how to apply these practices in your life. With a unique blend of Eastern thought and western science, this course will challenge you to break down your old habits of thinking and interacting with the world, allowing you to develop open awareness and adopt a relaxed responsiveness to your life.
Offered by
Renée Pitts; MSEd, LPCC-S, CDCA

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP):

This eight week, after care program, integrates the cognitive-behavioral based relapse prevention with progressive instruction on mindfulness and meditation practices. The class is designed as an intervention to help manage or prevent relapse for individuals struggling with addictive behavior and process addictions. The strategies learned are designed to assist with alcohol, nicotine, and other substance use and behavioral disorders by teaching methods to cope with urges, cravings and triggers that result in relapse.

Offered by Renée Pitts; MSEd, LPCC-S, CDCA

Beth Piper, EYT200

 

I have been practicing and studying yoga since 2005 and started sharing the practice in 2011. I have had unique trainings including a 200hr basic certification course through h3 yoga, a 200hr Yoga Therapies course through Paramanand Ashram in Indore India, and a 900hr course at The Yoga Institute in Mumbai India. I have also participated in Kripalu’s Karma Yoga program, Living at the yoga educational center and helping with programming for 8 months. The Agama Institute in the south of Thailand was also a place of great transformation and learning where I lived and studied for a month intensive program.  Each of these places along with many other wonderful teachers,

has helped shape my practice and teachings.

I hope to be able to pass along the benefits of

and the wisdom that is yoga. 

 

Offering classes in:

 

Essential Relaxation

Enjoy all the benefits of Restorative Yoga while

being pampered with mini massages, reiki

treatments, aromatherapy, and various spa

treatments. This class will leave you feeling

renewed, refreshed, and smelling divine.  We use

Young Living Essential Oils and products, the

most trusted company with the Seed to Seal

promise ensuring purity and quality for ultimate

benefits.
At only $45 for two hours of pampering, this is a

fraction of the cost of going to the spa.

Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

 

Restorative and Reiki

Restorative Yoga brings you into a state of being not doing. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels as there is minimal movement and effort. Props are used to support the body in comfortable, relaxing poses enabling the mind to clear, the breath to deepen, and the body to easily relax into balance. Restorative yoga relaxes the nervous system, optimizes energy flow to the organs, boosts immune function, and enhances the process of digestion. Reiki and gentle massage are optional offerings intended to deepen the experience of healing, relaxation and coming into balance.

This two hour class costs $25 and is offered once per month.  Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

 

Weekly Class Sessions

Classes are held weekly on Wednesday evenings.  Styles vary throughout the year from Beginner and Gentle to flowing and energetic.  Check ExperienceYogaWithBeth on Facebook for current offerings or call 330-720-7248 to inquire.  Buy a session of classes at a discounted cost or drop in to a class for $12.

Check out her Facebook page for upcoming events.

What is Reiki?

 

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is offered by laying on hands and working directly with the energy centers (chakras) in the body. Many report feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, similar to receiving a massage. The energy works to heal the client on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Reiki can easily be administered to, and learned by anyone.

Demi Jacobs is an Advanced Reiki

Practitioner & Teacher in the Usui/Holy

Fire III Reiki tradition.

Demi received Level I attunement in 2013.

After 5 years of continued education and

practice she pursued her Advanced Reiki

Teacher certificate in 2018. Her experience

with reiki, addiction recovery by way of the

12 steps, and continued personal

development through yoga and meditation

helps her offer a unique experience

of compassion, insight, and healing for both

students and clients.

 

To book a session, or information on upcoming trainings visit www.demijacobs.com

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