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What is mindfulness?

 

Mindfulness is about being more present to our lives.  It is a spacious, kind, and non-judging awareness of the present moment and includes an appropriate response instead of a reaction to the present situation.

"Presence is not some exotic state that we need to search for or manufacture. In simplest terms, it is the felt sense of wakefulness, openness, and tenderness that arises when we are fully here and now with our experience.  You've surely tasted presence, even if you didn't call it that.  Perhaps you've felt it lying awake in bed and listening to crickets on a hot Summer night.  You might have sensed presence while walking alone in the woods.  You might have arrived in full presence as you witnessed someone dying or being born.  Presence is the awareness that is intrinsic to our nature.  It is immediate and embodied, perceived through our senses". 

- Tara Brach

 

Meet Linette Bixby

 

Linette believes that each person has their own path when starting or continuing on the journey of mindfulness and self-compassion. Each person on the path will take its own form and in its own time.

It was after she took her first class in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion that she knew this was the life path for her. Not only has the practice transformed her life, it's created a space for Linette to give back to the world in a meaningful way.

 

Living a more Mindful and Self-Compassionate life has offered Linette new ways of living and she's seen the direct impact on those that she have taught and coached.  

 

She is looking forward to all of the adventures and opportunities that come her way on this Mindful and Self-Compassionate journey with you. 

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Linette Bixby a Washington State Certified Teacher, Certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools, and a Trained Mindful Self-Compassion instructor through UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Center For Mindful Self-Compassion. Her greatest joy is to create and build communities with youth, young adults, and the general public through her Mindfulness and Self-Compassion programs. 

 

Linette is also a newly published author of “Mindfulness for Teens Workbook” which offers teens new ways to cope with anxiety, stress, and self-criticism. Linette is currently completing a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield to support her personal growth.

 

She has additional training in:

  • Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness Professional

  • Non-Violent Communications/ Mindful Communications

  • Mindfulness in the Workplace

  • Stressed Teens / Mindful Based Stress Reduction

  • SEL For the Everyday Leader

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Linette is so passionate about helping others use mindfulness in their lives that the genuineness of her teaching pours out in her lessons naturally. Every time I get a lesson from her I learn something new. Her balance of her own mindfulness practice and caring for others is perfect to teach this type of work.”

- Coquille, School Counselor