Join Us for the
World Renowned Program
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
August 20 – Oct. 8
Thursdays, 5:30 – 7pm
via ZOOM videoconferencing
(so all you need is a computer or a phone with internet service to join!)
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

Due to the pandemic now facing the world, we need these practices more than ever.  Typically this world renowned Mindfulness program is taught in person at the University of New Mexico, Presbyterian Healthplex, the New Mexico Heart Institute, and other facilities.

We are now offering this program LIVE ONLINE to help as many people who need the program be able to take it at a reduced cost  during this critical time.
So you are now able to join this incredible program from wherever you are with a simple internet connection.
AND we are offering it a great discount.  The normal price for MBSR with The Mindful Center is $350.
For this special class only we have reduced the fee to $175.
Our hope is that this program – in this special format and at this reduced cost – will bring huge benefit to so many people who would otherwise not be able to join us.
If you wish to begin to meditate, refresh your practice, or deepen your practice during these interesting 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 18 years and is considered the leading expert on Mindfulness in the Southwest US.

Summary of Benefits of the 8 Week Program

  • A dynamic course for profound yet easy to understand instruction on mindfulness meditation.
  • Easy-to-implement methods for a successful and disciplined practice – even if you’ve struggled in the past.
  • Time to experience and practice on your own while still under the guidance of the instructor.
  • Time to get all questions answered – even the ones you didn’t know you’d have.
  • Mini retreat – a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice.
  • Comprehensive course book you can refer back to again and again…as well as share with family and friends.
  • Set of Guided Meditations based on the internationally acclaimed program by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn

Reasons people participate in MBSR

  • Stress — job, family, financial, health, or even no known cause
  • Chronic pain
  • Illness
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Depression
  • GI distress
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches

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
  • Improved self-esteem
  • 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 Ongoing Meditation Practice

  • Physiological Benefits
  • Lower blood pressure and pulse rate
  • Increased brain activation in regions associated with positive thoughts and mood
  • Cognitive benefits
  • Increased ability to concentrate
  • Increase in ability to be non-judgmental
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Increase in positive thoughts
  • Emotional benefits
  • Increased ability to regulate emotions
  • Increased capacity for empathy
  • Increased capacity for compassion

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Aug. 20 – Oct. 8
Thursdays, 5:30 – 7pm
Via ZOOM Videoconferencing
Register Now

Settling the Mind on the Breath Meditation

Breathing can be an immediate tool for calming the central nervous system. This short meditation can be done anytime, anywhere you want to take things down a notch and ease your stress.

I hope so much it helps,

Middle of the Night Meditation

The next best thing to sleep is rest. If you can use this meditation to help you move into a state of rest, you are at least now moving in a good direction. So don't be discouraged if it doesn't put you right to sleep. Use it to put you to rest, and then see what happens.

I hope so much this helps,

Focusing the Mind Meditation

If you Google what the top ten most successful people do on a daily basis, more than half say they meditate.

When our mind gets scattered, it's hard to be efficient and effective. Try this short practice to interrupt any overwhelm and refocus the mind.

Hope it helps!


One of the most important practices
toward developing mindfulness, this
meditation increases our ability to
use the mind to relax the body.
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