Join Us for the
World Renowned 8 Week Program
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
April 8 – May 27
Thursdays, 5:30 – 7pm via ZOOM videoconferencing.
Regular Cost: $350
Special Circumstance Price: $175
In partnership with Sage Neuroscience, this program is approved by the
NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board for 13.5 CEU’s.
These CEU’s are also accepted by the NM Board of Social Work Examiners
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is the most researched meditation program in the world and is currently taught in 42 of the 50 states, at all the major Universities, and in many of the Fortune 500 top companies across the world. The program teaches participants a variety of different mindfulness practices including those for greater rest and relaxation, focus and concentration, also breathing meditation, eating meditation, walking meditation, meditations for sleep, and more. Participants learn where stress is actually coming from and the science behind how it affects our bodies and minds…and how mindfulness can be applied to not only reduce our stress, but also increase our ability to more effectively connect with others.
We are now offering this program LIVE ONLINE and at a REDUCED COST, to help as many people who need the program be able to attend during the pandemic.
So you are now able to join this incredible program from wherever you are with a simple internet connection, at half the cost.
If you wish to begin to meditate, refresh your practice, or deepen your practice during these challenging times, join us for this special presentation of
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
with mindfulness expert Michelle DuVal, MA
(you can find her on Insight Timer, Spotify, youtube, Amazon, Mindful.org and more).
Watch this short video with Michelle to hear in her words what exactly MBSR is all about, and the very real benefit that everyone single one of us can experience through not only taking the program, but then putting the practices into play in our daily lives.
Learn to Practice Mindfulness with a True Expert in the Field
Michelle DuVal, MA, has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for 19 years
and is considered the leading expert on Mindfulness in the Southwest US.
Summary of Benefits of the 8 Week Program
—A dynamic, world renowned course for profound yet easy to understand instruction on mindfulness meditation for health, healing, and stress reduction
—Real world implementation strategies for a successful and effective stress reduction/ meditation practice
—Time to experience and practice mindfulness while still under the guidance of the instructor
—Time to get all questions answered in a supportive environment
—Comprehensive e-course book on the science, research, and context of mindfulness practice for long term reference.
—Set of downloadable guided meditation MP3’s based on the internationally acclaimed program by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Reasons people participate in MBSR
Stress — job, family, financial, health, or even no known cause
Anxiety and panic
High blood pressure
Two decades of published research indicates the majority of people who complete MBSR courses report:
Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
An increased ability to relax
Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
A helpful component of the eight week session is in participants’ ability to experience and practice mindfulness meditation while still under the guidance of instructor Michelle DuVal. Many times beginning and intermediate practitioners experience set backs due to unanswered questions about distractions, thoughts, posture, overactive minds, pain, consistency, and/ or how to effectively bring mindfulness into work or family environments – questions they didn’t know they’d have in the preliminary stages. Or they give up too soon because of misperceptions about the successful integration of the practice into our daily lives.
This eight week session is the antidote. The longer timeframe allows participants to get answers to their questions, the discipline for a truly enriching experience of mindfulness, and therefore a successful integration of the practice into where we need it most: our lives. Every participant also receives a set of downloadable guided meditations and a comprehensive e-coursebook.
Benefits of an On Going Meditation practice
Lower blood pressure and pulse rate
Increased brain activation in regions associated with positive thoughts and mood
Increased ability to concentrate
Increase in ability to be non-judgmental
Increase in positive thoughts
Increased ability to regulate emotions
Increased capacity for empathy
Increased capacity for compassion