This is an eight week course that deepens your practice and enhances your skills in mindfulness. These skills broken down and built to help you build a mindful practice that is sustainable and effective. Each module builds on one another that enables you to successfully build a non-judgmental, compassionate practice. These modules are built based on the book "A Clinician's Guide to Teaching Mindfulness" by Dr. Christine Wolf and Dr. Greg Serpa.
iRest is a simple and accessible form of meditation designed for modern day living. iRest has brought whole new levels of healing, wholeness and well-being into my life. A very empowering tool with life changing results! This model is developed through the teachings of Dr. Richard Miller taught through our readings.
Mindfulness is a way of learning to pay attention to anythingthat is going on in our lives. This awareness allows a greater sense of connection to one’s life both inwardly and outwardly. In summary mindfulness is a way of life-a basic human quality of living our lives with awareness to the present moment.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training (MBSR) pioneered by Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusettsisan eight-week programthathas a vast body of researchbehind it. Itteaches mindfulness meditation and awareness practices which have been shown todecrease stress and improve well-being for peoplewith a wide range of concerns.Some of the practices include gentle body movement exercisesto strengthen the body and release muscular tension. Thisprogram offers the opportunity to experience the evidence-based eight-week curriculum that helps you to use your innerresources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness.
More than 40 years of research supports MBSR’s effectiveness in working with variouskinds of stress; includingimproving our ability to manage psychologicaldistress such as depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia as well as decreasingsuffering from medical conditions such as chronicpain, high blood pressure, heartdisease, headachesand more. This program also offers support for preventive care and overall wellness.
If you feel inspired to live a more present-centered lifestyle then the MBSR course is for you. No prior mindfulness experience is required to participate in this class only your interest and motivationare required.