January Happiness Club Meeting – “Making Happiness a Choice”
SPEAKER: Elaine Pomfrey
DATE: Monday, January 13, 2020
TIME: 5pm to 6:30pm
LOCATION: Cypress Lounge, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach
COST: Members $25. Future Members $30. At the Door $35.
Light refreshments will be served. Valet parking.
The Science of Happiness.
Our first meeting of the new year will be an introduction to meditation and its health benefits. With the fast pace of modern life, many people feel stressed, tired and unhappy. We can learn how to make 2020 healthy and happy for us.
Meditation is a way to create happiness from within. The deep restfulness of meditation dissolves stress. You feel more relaxed after just 20 minutes. Research on a specific type of meditation, the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique, indicates a reduction in stress hormones like cortisol by as much as 30%. When meditation becomes part of your daily routine, then calmness becomes part of your daily outlook.
Not only does meditation dissolve stress from the body, but it also allows the mind to quiet down and experience the most settled state of awareness. It feels like going from the busy crowded streets of New York to a peaceful island beach. After meditation, you can think more clearly and creatively. Your perspective changes and you see solutions when before you saw only problems.
We will discuss different meditation techniques while focusing more on the TM technique because it has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety and depression. It is easy to do and celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres stick with the TM technique year after year as a way to create inner contentment.
Learn more about creating happiness through meditation from Elaine Pomfrey, M.A., certified TM instructor, who has been teaching the technique for over 30 years. Elaine has been meditating since age 15 and she incorporates Ayurveda and yoga in her daily routine to stay balanced. She recently opened a Transcendental Meditation center in Palm Beach with two other certified TM teachers, Ty and Zabrina Brodale. https://www.transcendpalmbeach.org/