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Day Course in Mindfulness Dec 1 2018

Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction
Thursdays
Oct. 4 - Nov. 21
5:45 - 8pm

$350.00 Learn More
Day Course in Mindfulness Dec 1 2018

Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction
Saturdays
Oct. 6 - Nov. 24
10am - 12:15pm

$350.00 Learn More

Learn to Practice Mindfulness with a True Expert in the Field

 

Michelle DuVal, MA, has been teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for over 15 years and is considered the leading expert on Mindfulness in the Southwest US.  Check out this short video 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.

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

The amazing component of the eight week session is in participants’ ability to experience and practice while still under the guidance of instructor Michelle DuVal. Many times beginning and intermediate practitioners experience set backs due to unanswered questions about distractions, posture, overactive minds, paradigm shifts, and how to effectively bring mindfulness into work and/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 find 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.

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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

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.
  • Day long retreat – a once in a lifetime experience.
  • 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
STRESS
REDUCTION
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,

Michelle
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SLEEP ISSUES
Body Scan for Relaxation

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,

Michelle
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WORKPLACE
STRESS
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!

Michelle
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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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