The Middle Path
Healing Arts Approach

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What is the Middle Path Healing Arts Approach?

The Middle Path Healing Arts approach to well-being was developed by Éowyn Ahlstrom and starts from the premise that, whatever your challenges and struggles today, the resources for responding to them in a way that moves your life toward greater ease and happiness are already with you, although perhaps hidden or dormant. A range of skillful methods and techniques can be learned and applied to support you in accessing your innate but hidden inner resources. Many of these methods come to us from the ancient wisdom traditions of the east, and others have been developed adapted by modern western science, medicine and psychology. The range of useful methods includes practices that engage your body, heart and mind in a process of healing and transformation. Because each person is unique, the starting place and progression into deeper well-being is also unique. You start where you are, and in collaboration with a skillful guide, like Éowyn, progress in your own way and time. Mindfulness, compassion for self and others, embodiment and deep listening are the basis of all the method, regardless of which aspect of you is most emphasized at any given time.

Mindful Movement & Massage Therapy

Mindful Movement & Massage Therapy

Embodiment supports well-being and happiness. The techniques involved in this area of focus range from self-care massage, to hands on work, to learning and practicing yoga-based mindful movements at home or with a group.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Learning mindfulness meditation can be a key to accessing greater resilience in times of stress, and deeper enjoyment in times of celebration. It can also support navigating the ordinary days from a place of deeper contentment. The techniques applied in this area of investigation include sitting and walking meditations as well as informal mindfulness practices explored during ordinary activities.

Mindful Relationships

Mindful Relationships

The techniques of this domain include connecting deeply with your own heart through compassion and lovingkindness meditations, and expand from there to include mindful listening and speaking practices and informal practices that can be applied anywhere, from the grocery line to the dinner table to the office.

Having Trouble Finding a Balance in your Life or Work?

You’re Not Alone. Healing and Transformation Starts Here and Now.

Are you overwhelmed by the complexities of modern living? Struggling with painful emotions as you strive to manage too many disparate concerns? Inundated by the downsides of your technological devices? Barely staying afloat in the rapidly changing environment? Feeling disembodied, distracted and disconnected? Overtaxed by too much work?

Éowyn Ahlstrom

Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Educator, Author & Developer of Middle Path Healing Arts

Born in Petersham, Massachusetts in 1971, Éowyn Ahlstrom grew up a stone’s throw from the then emerging Insight Meditation Society and a short drive from the Center for Mindfulness at UMass. After years of personal practice and professional training, she developed the Middle Path Approach to well-being.

All along the way in developing this integrative method for creating well-being Éowyn’s intention has been to learn and share practices that lessen pain, stress and suffering and support fellow humans interested in deepening happiness, contentment and health.

About Éowyn Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Educator & Author
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More about Éowyn

Éowyn holds the highest registry mark obtainable for yoga teachers from the Yoga Alliance and is a certified, lisenced massage therapist with years of experience. Embodying mindfulness, and teaching others how to do the same, is the heart of her practice and work. For over a decade, Éowyn has taught yoga for retreats at the Insight Meditation Society. She has served as an assistant director and instructor at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University and as an MBSR teacher at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass. Her master’s degree is from the American College of Education, where she studied health and wellness. She is the author of a volume of poems about mindfulness practice entitled Mindscapes: Practice Poems.

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