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Mini lectures, innovative experiential activities, group discussions... tailored to fit your needs.

Program Topics

​​An Invitation to Mindfulness: Mindfully Stress-Less

Stop! What are you thinking right now? Dwelling on past regrets or worrying about the future?

Research findings support living mindfully as an antidote to stress and anxiety as well as offering health benefits and savoring life's joys. This program is an introduction to mindfulness and meditation practices.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

The classic eight-week series structured on the program Jon Kabat-Zinn developed at the Center for Mindfulness/University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Topics include:

  • Present-moment awareness    

  • Mindful meditation       

  • Stress management   

  • Mindful communication          

  • Mindful eating        

  • Body scan

  • Handling strong emotions

  • Silent retreat

 
Survival Skills for Healthcare Providers

Remember...you're a person, too.

The quality of care you give to your patients is related to the quality of care you give to yourself. We will explore ways to cultivate sustainable life skills for refreshing yourself throughout the day, contributing to a more balanced personal and professional life.  

Gaining Your Foothold When Things Fall Apart

Everything rises. Everything falls away.

Searching for guideposts during these shaky times of uncertainty? Totally normal! You can begin the process of transforming your life no matter what your circumstances are. Discover opportunities in living mindfully and lighten the load for insight and renewal.

Cultivating Kindness and Your Own Self-Compassion

Are you as kind to yourself as you are to others?

Research studies support the benefits of knowing how to calm and befriend yourself, especially during challenging times. We will explore ways to loosen the reins of self judgements and impossible expectations in order to cultivate emotional well-being. 

Getting Unstuck: Easing the Grip of Habits

Think you're a creature of habit? Feel stuck and realize you need to make changes?

The wisdom of mindfulness and evidence from neuroscience will help you understand how habits form as well as ways to loosen their grip. Know that you can step out of worrying, impulsivity, and develop new intentions and behaviors.

Living Your Best Life Midlife and Beyond

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige

A heartfelt exploration of the myths and realities of aging…the joys and challenges. Develop a deep appreciation of who you are right now with this experience of discovery, friendship, and support.

 
Embracing the Power of Gratitude: Vitamin G?

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. ~Willie Nelson

Research suggests that adults who frequently feel thankful have more energy, more optimism, more social connections, sleep more soundly, exercise more regularly, and have fewer health complaints. Specific tools and practices can cultivate thought patterns of awareness and appreciation of blessings.

 

Mindful Eating

Mind your middle! No diets. No counting calories or carbs.

Paying attention to how you eat is as important as what you eat. You will learn to focus on the present moment and pay attention to your surroundings, thoughts, feelings and body sensations that occur naturally during the experience of eating. Look at eating in a whole new way, guiding you into a healthy relationship with food choices and eating habits.

 

Bringing Mindfulness to School

The quality of care you give to your students is related to the quality of care you give to yourself.

This program for teachers, administrative and clinical staff demonstrates that yes, you can make a difference managing classroom energy and reducing student anxiety by modeling calmness and being mindful of present-moment experiences. Cultivate sustainable life skills for refreshing yourself throughout the day, contributing to a more balanced personal and professional life.

 

Inspiring Mindful Parenting

The quality of care you give to your family is related to the quality of care you give to yourself.

Being a parent is one of the most challenging, stressful and rewarding jobs on the planet. Parenting is influenced by so many internal and external factors that frequently we turn on “auto-pilot,” and our reactions become impulsive and habitual.This workshop will present mindfulness practices and practical tips to calm the stress and drama.

Living Your Best Life Mid-Live and Beyond

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige

Although the aging process involves losses and challenges, this time of life can also be a pathway to profound wisdom. A supportive group environment will encourage exploration and discovery of how to live mindfully and ways to handle stress and strong emotions.

Navigating Transitions

Surfing the space between then and now with meaning, purpose, and skill.

We tend to live with the illusion that we can control and predict the narrative of our lives. The reality is we all encounter transitions daily, some small; some life changing. We will examine research and personal experiences that explain how people and organizations successfully navigate the "space in between".

Grand Challenges. Creative Solutions. You are Still Creative

Stretch and refresh yourself as you learn about your creative potential and try-out ideas for problem solving, planning, and motivation, as well as steps for moving forward with your bright ideas.

 

About My Services

The services I offer use meditation as a foundational skill. Meditation entered the western mainstream in part through the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR was launched at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. Tens of thousands of people worldwide document the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness. Countless programs adapt the mindfulness model at hospitals, veteran centers, yoga studios, prisons, schools, retreats and many other venues.