In this interactive and experiential four-week online course, learners will gain a practice-based overview of the Integrated Mindfulness Certificate (IMC). Learners will have an opportunity to explore the basic principles and tenets of mindfulness meditation while experiencing various core practices in a virtual group setting. This innovative course combines online group learning with space and time for self-reflection between sessions. The course is a blend of asynchronous & synchronous, and includes webinars, small group work, readings and journaling
Mindfulness is much more than a recent trend; it is a way of being. The careful observation of thoughts, emotions, and sensations is part of a life-long journey to become more accepting, less judgmental, and kinder to oneself and others. Held mostly in silence, participants in this two-day core course will immerse themselves in the power and practice of being present through guided formal mindfulness meditation. Suggested pre-requisite: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice (Core Course #1).
This experiential workshop explores ethics, attitudes and values associated with mindfulness practice. The current trend of practicing mindfulness-based interventions will be explored with an emphasis on awareness of one’s values, motivations, and assumptions around mindfulness. The course will integrate current research in neuroscience to explore the need for greater compassion for self and others, increasing our ability to make better judgments. An ethical framework for promoting mindful cultures in our families, communities and the workplace will be offered. The course will blend didactic instruction, self-reflection, and meditation activities.
With increasing stress in our lives come destructive emotions that can rob us of happiness and contentment. Through mindfulness, we can learn to turn our difficult emotions into our greatest teachers and sources of strength. Deepen the application of emotional intelligence skills by assessing ourselves on six emotional brain styles. Mindfulness strategies will be presented and practiced to help enhance each emotional style and cultivate more harmonious states, characterized by greater calmness and happiness.
Bringing awareness to the direct experience of eating allows you to non-judgmentally observe your relationship to thoughts, feelings and body sensations associated with food preparation and eating, increasing your ability to slow down in this multi-tasking world. Learn how to respond rather than react to internal and external stimuli, moving away from automatic pilot. Discover the possibility of freedom from habitual, reactive patterns associated with food, and when practiced daily, hone your ability to create healthier internal and external environments.
Mobilize your own inner resources for learning, growing and healing. In this intensive training, you will learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself to find greater balance, ease and peace of mind. Participants will benefit from the well-researched and intentionally structured eight-week MBSR curriculum, led by a qualified and experienced facilitator of MBSR, trained and endorsed by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School.
This course describes the basic principles and tenets of mindfulness meditation. Learners will explore the clinical applications of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) currently being offered in medical and mental health care facilities. Various applications will be explored and practiced, including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). The role of presence and attunement will be highlighted. The importance of clinicians nourishing their own mindfulness-based practice will be discussed. Learners will be actively engaged in experiencing and exploring the practices.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empiricallybased eight-week program that teaches the core skills associated with mindfulness and self-compassion. MSC teaches core skills associated with mindfulness and self-compassion and brings mindful self-compassion from an abstract concept into a living reality, offering practical tools readily applied to the challenges of daily life. It is proven to reduce anxiety and depression and foster well-being and mental health across many domains.