Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

Mindfulness Instruction for Stressful Times

In response to this time of heightened stress and isolation due to the COVID–19 crisis, I am offering online meditation instruction. These live practice sessions are held on Saturdays for 45 minutes and are free to all. The programming is hosted on Zoom and will feature a brief talk and guided practice. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A at the end. The meeting invitation is created on a monthly basis.

Dates and Time:

There will not be a meeting on May 30. Sessions will continue in June.

Saturdays in June
June 6, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
June 13, 2020 11:00 AM
June 20, 2020 11:00 AM
June 27, 2020 11:00 AM

Join Online Meeting

If you are interested in joining the next Zoom meeting, please email me at carolyn@carolynmcmanus.com and I will send you the invitation link. To receive announcements about future meditation sessions, please sign up on my email list.

Donation Opportunities

If you are inspired to make a donation for this service, please consider contributing to United Way of King County Community Relief Fund: COVID-19 or to an organization providing support to those in need in your community. Even small donations of $5 or $10 add up and can make a direct difference in someone’s life.


The Body and the Four Elements | 39:33

Kindness | 44:44

Meditative Practices for Dealing with Difficult Emotions | 35:47

Additional videos can be found here

General recommended reading for those who are interested:

  • Chodron P. How to Meditate. Sounds True. 2013.
  • Chodron P. Welcoming the Unwelcome: Whole-Hearted Living in a Broken Hearted World. Shambala, 2019. 
  • Chodron P. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Shambala. 1997.
  • Makransky J. Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness. Wisdom Publications. 2007.