With Dr. Paul Norton
September 16-18, 2022 (Friday 7:30 pm through Sunday 11:30 am)
Tuition by Donation, meals and lodging additional.
We all experience states of mind that cause us distress, such as anxiety, fear, anger, and despair. Paul Norton will lead a weekend retreat on both Buddhist and neuroscience perspectives on how to handle difficult emotions. The title comes from a famous Buddhist story. We will find out how we are programmed to have a negativity bias which feeds this energy, as well as why these common events are similar to addiction. There will be talks, practices, and time to share.
This retreat is given to raise funds for the Christine Center. Suggested donation is $100. When you register online, your registration fee includes housing, and meals (Friday supper through Sunday lunch) and you will have the option to include a contribution for the Christine Center.
Dr. Paul Norton teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings, including schools, prisons, and for various groups at Milwaukee Mindfulness Center. He is certified to teach Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, as well as various other modes of meditation and awareness practice. He is the guiding instructor and one of the founding members of the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee. The Community was founded as a nonprofit in 1998. He is a core member of the Order of Interbeing, an organization founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese monk, that is devoted to supporting mindfulness practice.
He was a pediatrician who has worked extensively with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since beginning his residency in 1978, up to his retirement from clinical practice in 2016. Most of his work was in general pediatrics, but the last 10 years was devoted exclusively to developmental behavioral pediatrics.
He has lived in Wisconsin since 1974 and has two adult children. He is presently learning Spanish and improving guitar skills.
He is available to counsel on matters relating to mindfulness at firstname.lastname@example.org