2013 MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAMS
Developing Present Moment Awareness: Hosted by Old St. Patrick’s Church
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An Eight Week Course in Mindfulness Meditation Practices will offer:
- Tools for living with greater ease, strength, and resilience
- The Gifts of Mindfulness; living wholeheartedly with balance and joy
- Enrichment, clarity awakening, and renewal
- Mindfulness for all: at any stage, physical shape, or place in life
TIME: Eight Wednesday Evenings, 6- 8:30pm: January 30, February 6-13-20-27, March 6-13-20; OR Eight Friday Mornings, 8:30-11:00am: February 1-8-15-22, March 1-8-15-22. Both MBSR Programs include a Mindfulness Retreat on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
PLACE: Old St. Patrick’s Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center: 711 West Monroe, 2nd Floor, #25 A-B. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. Highly respected internationally, this program supports health enhancement and learning the “how” of self-care; as well as, feeling a greater sense of balance, clarity, and calm. Mindfulness quiets the mind; and, integrates Contemplative Practice into daily life. Over thirty years of evidence-based research has shown that developing “Present Moment Awareness” can lead to greater overall health, well being; and, a deep sense of peace. Participants are asked to make a strong commitment towards practicing mindfulness daily.
TEACHER: HOLLY NELSON-JOHNSON, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CYT Holly is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Yoga Teacher specializing in Primary Care-Integrative Medicine. She has participated in advanced professional trainings under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts; and has worked with Contemplative Practices for over twenty-five years.
COURSE FEE: $475. Participants receive over 30 hours of instruction including a Mindfulness retreat, a Mindfulness Program Manual complete with meditations, practices, poetry, and resources; as well as, a set of four MBSR CD’s. Fee reduced to $450 if paid in full during a required Mindfulness Registration Session.
TO REGISTER: Attendance Required at ONE of the Mindfulness Information Sessions: Saturday, 1/19/13: 9-11:30am; or Wednesday, 1/23: 6-8:30pm or Thursday, 1/24: 6-8:30pm. Sessions held at 711 West Monroe, 2nd Floor, Room #25 B-C. Please Contact Holly Nelson-Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org for an application PRIOR to Registration. Class size is limited, early registration highly suggested
“There is in all visible things, a hidden wholeness.” Thomas Merton