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6 Week Contemporary Mindfulness Level 1: Core Skills
Feb 6 – March 13, 2018, Tuesdays: 6:30-7:30PM
Location: office near Ballas Rd & Clayton Rd
This class is FULL. To be on the upcoming class announcement email list contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindfulness, a specific systematic training, has become increasingly popular due to research demonstrating its effectivity in stress reduction, physical & emotional health, improved attention/aptitude and much more. This Level 1 Course for the general public goes beyond basic stress reduction and identifies the dysregulation cycle and the core mindfulness skills required to support emotional regulation and acceptance that can lead to inner wellbeing. Includes booklet and weekly audio files
*This class in not meant to treat abnormal mental disorders. Specific disorders require individual treatment .
1. Calming Focus
2. The Present: Being vs Doing
3. Habits vs Awareness
4. Distress & Equanimity
6. Daily Mindfulness
6 Week Mindfulness Level 2: Cultivating Joy
Spring 2018 Dates TBA
location: office near Ballas & Clayton Rd
(prereq: Level 1)
This is the heart of the ancient wisdom teaching but also, new research is showing evidence that happiness is not the result of luck or getting what you want but can be cultivated through specific mindfulness practices. Neuroscience has shown that training in mindful happiness actually changes the structure of the brain which strengthens these qualities. Stanford University, a pioneer in this new field, has a research and training program based on this aspect from the mindfulness tradition. Our course takes the Core Skills training to the next level by introducing traditional practices that support and cultivate true joy & happiness.
Private Counseling, Consultation & Personal Work
Mindfulness must be personal to be relevant. Private sessions are the best way to apply mindfulness to your specific needs or issues. Individual personal work has been the traditional manner of deepening a personal practice of mindfulness overall.
National Teacher Training & Certification
Please make sure your mindfulness teacher or counselor is experienced, starting with credible training & certified by a nationally recognized organization.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of contemporary mindfulness, states that training credible mindfulness teachers takes many years and specific training standards to achieve an embodiment of, not merely reciting, true mindfulness.
“The teaching of mindfulness is never a matter of merely teaching or operationalizing techniques. Mindfulness is a way of being in a wiser relationship to one’s experience, not one particular mental state to be pursued and attained. Thus, the non-instrumental dimensionality of the work and of the practice of mindfulness is the foundation of effective practice and teaching.” Jon Kabat-Zinn