How should we respond to stress and negative emotions during the current pandemic? Sarah Sherman, Immanuel’s Music Assistant for Children and Youth, is offering a series of mindfulness meditations for your spiritual practice at home.
Mindful Medicine: Meditations on Darkness and Resilience focuses on emotional responses to loss and tragedy, using mindfulness and wellbeing practices to help handle darkness, increase emotional and psychological resilience, counter stress, and boost immunity. In her first episode below, Sarah addresses how to think about darkness. She invites the listener into a body-scan meditation to increase awareness of how our bodies carry and respond to change and loss.
“We cannot get rid of the darkness, but we can color it with grace.” – Sarah Sherman, Mindful Medicine: Meditations on Darkness and Resilience – Episode One
Sarah Sherman joined Immanuel as Music Assistant in October 2016. Sarah graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Virginia, and is thrilled to be working with the young people at Immanuel! At UVA she participated heavily in choir and mentoring youth in the arts. In her other time now, Sarah is a swim coach, preparing for a masters in vocal performance, and loves to read and study the world!” Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.