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Fundamentals of Mindfulness 

Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well-being?  Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

Join Erick for an accessible in-depth training in mindfulness. This series is a great way to get started with mindfulness training. The 4-week (5 meeting) Fundamentals of Mindfulness class is based on the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training*, offering essential learnings and practices in a shorter time frame.

Research over the last ten years has shown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to reduce chronic pain and boost the immune system; to address painful mental states like anxiety and depression; to promote well-being and reduce emotional reactivity; to increase attention and focus; and to enlarge the brain in the areas of decision-making, flexibility and empathy.


Course details:

This multi-week course in mindfulness promotes stress reduction, health, self-awareness and well-being.  This is a highly participatory, experiential and practical course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • Home assignments

You will Receive:

  • A Certification of Completion. 
  • 8 Yoga Alliance CEU hours.
  • An extensive training manual compiled by Erick
  • A list of recommended reading and resources
 

*This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMASS Medical Center.