Are you in the Los Angeles area?
Sunday December 8th, 2019
FALL-WINTER Soulfulness4Life HALF-DAY MEDITATION WORKSHOP!
The Sunday Soulfulness Meditation Group is ON!
The Soulfulness4Life vision of expanding the spaces and opportunities for meditation attuned to People of Color is happening!
Two remaining Fall 2019 dates:
**Sunday November 10th, 12:00noon – 1:15pm**
**Sunday, November 24th, 4:00-5:15pm** (NEW!)
(A couple more dates will be identified for December)
(Looking toward a more regular schedule beginning January 2020 when my schedule opens up and informed by the preferences of those who attend.)
STRUCTURE: The structure for the “Sunday Soulfulness Meditation Group” will be similar to the meditations this summer at Simply Wholesome (with a few modifications and additions).
*A theme for each meeting related to health, well-being, wisdom, spirituality, relationships, etc.
*Some brief teaching on the theme, meditation strategies and processes, and how to enhance the effectiveness of your meditation practice
*Time to sit in meditative “quietude” with each other
*Guided “Soulitations” (structured meditations to facilitate soul contact and soulful experiencing)
*Open time for debriefing, talking together, sharing challenges and resources, etc.
GROUP SIZE AND SPACE RESERVATION: I ask that you please email or text me BEFORE EACH MEETING to let me know you are coming. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org / TEXT: 424-209-2223. It would be great if you could let me know at least a few hours ahead so that I can plan accordingly. However, you are welcome to just show up if the inspiration hits you in the moment to come! (But still text when you’re on your way please 😉 .) If space becomes an issue then I will let you know when you contact me if the group is at capacity. (Please also be so kind as to text if you cannot come at the last minute so that a space can be opened for someone else if needed.)
I’m thinking that the number of people will be similar to the Simply Wholesome meditations this summer (between 8-16 each week) and my meditation studio space will accommodate 20-24 people comfortably.
There is no requirement to attend all meetings, you can come to those that work for you!
SUGGESTED FEE: $20 per meeting is suggested (cash, PayPal: paypal.me/soulfulness, Venmo: @shellyharrellphd, or personal check) to support costs and future programming. (Of course, you can pay less depending on your situation, or more to support the development of Soulfulness4Life activities and initiatives.)
LOCATION: My meditation studio space near the intersection of La Brea and Centinela in northwest Inglewood, CA. I will send you the exact address when you contact me.
PREPARATION / WHAT TO BRING: Dress comfortably and feel free to bring your own cushion, blanket, meditation chair etc.. I do have a few cushions, as well as meditation chairs with back support, as well as plenty of (pretty comfortable!) folding chairs. You can bring your own water bottle but I will also have bottled water available for you there. No outside food is allowed. Most importantly, bring your open-heart and open-mind, your “whole” self, your humanity, your full presence, as well as your personal and collective/communal intentions!
I hope to see you at an upcoming Sunday Soulfulness Meditation and together co-create this special space in OUR community for meditation!
If you can’t make the Sunday Soulfulness Meditation Group, let’s talk about arranging for me come to you and facilitate meditations with a group of your friends or colleagues, a club, team, organization, etc. at a location of your choice (or at other times on Sundays at my meditation space). Also, phone and video-conference meditations for individuals and groups are in the planning stages so that Soulfulness4Life meditations can be available outside of Los Angeles! Visioning also includes special meditations for groups such as “helpers and healers”, millennials, Women of Color, and more! See below for more information about the Soulfulness approach to meditation or visit HERE.
With Peace, Love, and Soulfulness,
Dr. Shelly Harrell
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COMING SOON: ONLINE WEBINARS & CLASSES!
*Dr. Shelly Harrell’s Meditation Intentions and Principles*
*Meditation for Liberation Online Webinars*
*Soulitations: Soulfulness Guided Meditations*
WHAT IS SOULFULNESS?
SOULFULNESS = MINDFULNESS + SOUL
Soulfulness is an orientation to meditation and other contemplative practices (like journaling, creative expression, conscious movement, communing with nature, etc.) that centers contact with “soul”, listening to the stirrings and callings of soul, the whisperings of your inner voice of truth and wisdom, and being “energized within” in order to facilitate living fully, deeply, and authentically.
Soulfulness is more formally defined as “the quality of experiencing life in a deeply connected and connecting way, an enlivened inner attunement that illuminates authentic lived experience and radiates into outer expression”.
SOULFULNESS MEDITATION is “MEDITATION FOR LIBERATION”
The Soulfulness approach to meditation is fundamentally about intrapersonal, interpersonal, and collective emancipation. As a liberated and liberating process, soulfulness meditation involves healing soul wounds and restoring soul connection; discerning truth from the lies of internalized oppression, illusions of the ego, and the stories of the mind; cultivating resilience; nurturing our capacity to feel deeply, connect meaningfully and live authentically; and, ultimately, to rise to our highest potentialities individually, relationally, and communally.
Through contacting, illuminating, and listening to soul-level experiencing, soulfulness meditation cultivates deep multidimensional connectedness to body-mind-heart-soul, other living beings, ancestors, community, humanity, nature, and Spirit.
Soulfulness Meditation Programs focus on:
Listening to Your SOUL
(where you deeply know and feel truth)
Connecting to Your BODY
(to its wisdom and resources for restoration and reconnection)
Freeing Your MIND
(emancipation from mental-emotional bondage and disconnection)
Opening Your HEART
(to the power of real love, relatedness, and community)
Manifesting Your SPIRIT
(the transcendent and inspired energy to actualize your highest self)
Comments from recent workshops:
“This is EVERYTHING…Soulfulness is what we need!”. ~Tabatha J.
“Soulfulness4Life is the ‘compass’ that can guide you to who you’re meant to be- your ‘highest self’. ~Victoria M.
“Dr. Harrell is the embodiment of listening to, honoring, and following your truth as well as inspiring a genuine sense of confidence and hope that participants can also engage in this process.” ~K.N.
“It truly opened the door to my believing I can be successful with meditation for the first time in my life…I have tried meditation and taken educational session on meditation in the past. This is first time anyone has ever started with an explanation of the process and steps beyond a mere description of its many benefits”. ~Tori C.
“Soulfulness4Life helps you to unlock your truest self. The tools and practices are catered to those who want to have meditation and stress management as part of their everyday practice. So relateable and practical.” ~Iyana D.
“I’ve been blessed by this session.” ~Kecia B.
“Life changing workshop! I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to begin meditating and those with years of practice.” ~Cathia B.
“Dr. Harrell provided a very safe space to connect to the “soul”. The class was very informative, I learned about different meditation strategies to help me become more intentional, mindful, and grounded.” ~Dr Gregory C.
“Sitting together in a circle, I felt safe, respected and connected to my sisters and brothers…I’ve gone to workshops for meditation and attended group and I felt this inclusive to all cultures.” ~Susan AK
“Dr. Harrell is the most ingenious spirit I know who can conduct these workshops from the space of a sincere and tender heartspace.” ~Denise B.
“The techniques I learned will help me transition from stress to peace.” ~Nannette W.
“Sharing space with Dr. Shelly and the group was the sweet flavor I needed to bring in my birthday.” ~Jeannie S.
This page is where you can find out about our upcoming events and programs. While Soulfulness4Life is based in the Los Angeles area, Online Classes and Programs are coming soon!
We look forward rolling out more offerings and sharing more Soulfulness with you over the next few months.
Have a group of your own in the Los Angeles area? Club or Organization? Workgroup? Athletic Team? Friends? You can schedule a private class, workshop, or retreat with Dr. Harrell to teach you meditation and/or stress management. Classes at your location can often be arranged also!
Want more personalized attention? You can schedule individual meditation-focused phone coaching sessions with Dr. Harrell! (email her directly at email@example.com)
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