Cultivating Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing

UPCOMING CLASSES

  • Mindful Communication Workshop

    November 4th and 5th, 1 – 4:30 pm

    Virtual Event on Zoom

    with Oren Jay Sofer

    Oren teaches mindfulness, meditation, and nonviolent communication. He is a graduate of IMS-Spirit Rock Vipassana Teacher Training and a current member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. He is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, a practical guidebook for having more effective, satisfying conversations and the forthcoming Training the Heart. Oren is also co-author of two books on teaching mindfulness to teens and adolescents. His teaching is known for its clarity, warmth, and its emphasis on embodiment and has led workshops at large corporations such as Apple and Kaiser and at small start-ups.

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  • Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Care Group

    Online group meets on Zoom for eight sessions.

    Fridays, September 9 – October 28, 2022. 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET.

    The Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Care Group is designed for those age 60 plus who have been struggling with chronic pain. Fees are covered by Medicare and most insurance. The course is offered online by Mariko A. Foulk, LMSW, ACSW through Michigan Medicine Geriatrics. To schedule an initial assessment/orientation, please call Geriatrics Social Work at (734) 764-2556.

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  • Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion Online

    • Effectively manage stress and anxiety.
    • Develop skills to work with difficult emotions.
    • Learn to live with more ease in daily life.

    Six 75-minute sessions, September 15 – October 20, 2022.

    12 Noon – 1:15 pm ET Thursdays

    This Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion is on Zoom. $150 fee includes six sessions, recorded meditations, and handouts. $100 fee for repeat participants and those with limited resources.

    Registration and more information at www.mindfulnesswithpaulette.weebly.com.

    Read more about the course.

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  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Fall 2022 Virtual Class

    MBSR is the mindfulness class developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn which has been extensively researched and found helpful in coping with stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. It started the current wave of mindfulness-based strategies for coping with a wide range of human problems. The class focuses on practicing mindfulness—compassionate awareness of the present moment—in the class and between classes.

    Meeting weekly for 2.5 hours for 8 weeks, participants learn through guided meditations, discussions, daily mindfulness practices, and a half-day retreat. The course fee is $300 (scholarships available), which includs recordings of guided meditations, handouts, and the retreat.

    Class Schedule:

    Free intro: Saturday, September 17, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
    MBSR course: Saturday, September 24 to November 19, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
    Retreat: Saturday, November 5, noon – 4:00 pm ET

    Teacher: Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. A certified MBSR teacher, I have taught over 55 MBSR classes.
    Teacher training: U. Mass., Toronto Ctr Mf Studies, & UC San Diego
    Founding member, Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

    All classes and the retreat will be online. MI SW-CE credits available. For more information or to register, contact Libby: libbyrobinson7@gmail.com; 734-476-3070; https://www.libbyrobinsonmindfulness.com/.

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  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

    For relapse prevention of depression and anxiety.

    Eight Tuesdays, October 25 – December 13, 2022. 2 pm – 4 pm.

    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is a course for relapse prevention of depression and anxiety designed for those age 60 plus who experienced depression or anxiety in the past. The course is covered by Medicare and most insurance. It is offered online by Mariko A. Foulk, LMSW and Halla Motawi, LMSW through Michigan Medicine Geriatrics. To schedule an initial assessment/orientation, please call Geriatrics Social Work at (734) 764-2556.

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