Cultivating Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing

The Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness (AACFM) offers classes, retreats, events, and drop-in meditation sessions as well as financial scholarships and mentorships for aspiring mindfulness teachers from underrepresented communities. For more information on scholarship opportunities, click here.

UPCOMING CLASSES

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Class

    MBSR is the original mindfulness class developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and is associated with reductions in stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. Read more about the course.

    A complimentary Introduction to Mindfulness and MBSR is offered prior to the 8-week course, which includes concepts, principles, and some basic practices. It is required before the MBSR 8-Week course; exceptions are possible with prior experience and/or the teacher’s approval.

    Schedule: Complimentary Introduction: Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ET
    Classes: Wednesdays, September 18 – November 6, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm ET
    Retreat: Sunday, October 20, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm ET

    Teacher: Brenda Lindsay, CPC, PRP, CPA. MBSR teacher trained through Brown University, Certified Mindfulness Instructor from AIHCP, Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200), Board Member of  the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.

    All classes and the retreat will be online. For more information or to register, contact Brenda at Brenda@mindtransformationsllc.com or visit www.mindtransformationsllc.com/upcoming-classes.

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  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Class

    MBSR is the original mindfulness class developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and is associated with reductions in stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. Read more about the course.

    A complimentary Introduction to Mindfulness and MBSR is offered before the 8-week course, which includes concepts, principles, and some basic practices. It is required before the MBSR 8-Week course; exceptions are possible with prior experience and/or the teacher’s approval.

    Schedule: Complimentary Introduction: Saturday, September 21, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
    Classes: Saturdays, September 28 – November 23, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
    Retreat: Saturday, November 9, noon – 4:00 pm ET

    Teacher: Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. A Certified MBSR teacher, I have taught over 60 MBSR classes and practice Vipassana (a Buddhist form of mindfulness) since 1979. Teacher training: U. Mass., Toronto Ctr Mindfulness Studies, & UC-San Diego. Member: Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness (AACFM) & Open Mindfulness Meditation (OMM).

    All classes and the retreat will be online. 20 MI SW-CE credits are available.  For more information or to register, contact Libby at libbyrobinson7@gmail.com or visit  www.libbyrobinsonmindfulness.com.


  • Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Care Group

    The Geriatrics Center for Social Work is offering this Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Care class to those that are 60 plus to help reduce pain-related stress and restore well-being. This class is covered by Medicare and most insurance.

    Classes:  Tuesdays, September 17 – November 5, 2024, 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Online group meets on Zoom for eight sessions.

    Teacher:  Mariko Foulk, LMSW, ACSW

    For more information and to schedule an initial assessment/orientation, please contact Mariko Foulk at 734-763-4965 or mfoulk@umich.edu.


  • Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion 4-Week Class

    Learn simple tools for responding to life’s difficulties in a kind healthier way.  Self-compassion is linked to psychological well-being and is a healthy alternative to self-criticism. 

    Class:  Thursdays, September 19 – October 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    All sessions meet online.

    Cost:  $125.00

    Teacher: Paulette Grotrian, M.A., Certified MSC Teacher, UCSD Medical School; MBSR Teacher, UMass Medical School; Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness, Board Member.

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