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ABout NowPoint

The Now Point Mission

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At “The Nowpoint” we are committed  to helping people access the best in themselves by cultivating and deepening simple mindfulness practices.

 

We teach you (individually or in any type of  group setting) how to cultivate mindful awareness utilizing mindfulness meditation and exercises. As a result, you will notice more resilience, increased well-being,  and greater access to your natural capacity for compassion, connection, creativity, clarity  and focus. 
 

Who is Nowpoint?

 

The Nowpoint was founded by Paula Reardon-Webster;  Paula has a passion for helping people, individually  and through organizations;  she particularly loves to give people tools to access resilience, increase creativity, and develop a deeper sense of well-being. How?  She teaches them how to cultivate mindful awareness, compassion-based leadership skills, and mind-body practices. Paula collaborates with other mindfulness professionals and organizations to provide skillful, relevant, accessible mindfulness programming.

 

During her twenty-five years in healthcare financial management  and raising  a family, she meditated sporadically. As the kids grew, the intensity of adolesence created  a new level of stress, and she firmly embraced regular mindfulness practice.  The impact was PROFOUND; while situations may not have changed, the ease with which she moved through them did.

 

Through regular practice Paula was inspired to earn a M.A. in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University.  Also she obtained certification as an Evidence-Based Qigong & Taiji  (EBQ) Instructor (Center for Taiji & Qigong Studies), and a 500-hour Registered Yoga Therapist (RYT500), has studied, MBSR, Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training, Calmer Choice of Cape Cod training. and is presently training with the Engaged Mindfulness Teaching Institute.

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WHY MINDFULNESS?

 

 

Good question… constant distraction, lack of focus, anxiety… and on.

what is mindulness? Quite simply, it is being fully aware of  what is happening  in the present moment. Paying attention with kindness and curiosity. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through.

 

That might seem simple, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future. And that makes us anxious.

 

This is conditioned –it’s HABIT of mind  The good news is with mindfulness training=simple practices such as focus on sound, on breath, on the body, we can create new habits of mind… of mindfulul awareness.

 

With mindfulness we  build resilience.

Studies suggest that mindfulness practices help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression. Many people who practice mindfulness report an increased ability to relax, a greater enthusiasm for life and more ease in relating to others.

Paula has taught at:

 

  • Mount Auburn Hospital

  • Motherbrook Arts & Community Center

  • The Center at Westwoods

  • The Abbott Center

  • Westwood Family Chiropractic

  • Calmer Choice of Cape Cod

Paula with Master Yang