How much time do you spend remembering things that have happened in the past or thinking about things that are going to happen in the future? What is happening now – the present moment?
Mindfulness is seeing things more clearly, and paying attention moment to moment to moment. When you are mindful, you notice what is happening—as it happens. Mindfulness creates a space, a pause in which you can respond considerately to situations, rather than to react. Creative possibilities open up; new ways of being with life’s challenges can present themselves.
Would you like to be more calm, relaxed, connected to your life and the people in it. Do you feel stressed out, tired, overwhelmed. Are you interested in learning new ways to cope and navigate your life. To feel peace, joy, and happiness.
Over the 8 week program we will work together to create a foundation in mindfulness practices, as well as mindfulness in daily life, and positive communication techniques that will help you to cope and manage everyday stresses that will extend long after the program is over.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is more than ‘Mindfulness’, it is a specifically designed stress reduction program that offers many benefits to all those who are willing to engage.’
I look forward to sharing my practice with you.
Mindfulness Instructor & Facilitator,
Sandy is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher ( MBSR) through the Oasis Institute for Mindfulness in Health Care, Medicine, and Society at the University of Massachesetts Medical School. And a Mindfulness Self Compassion Teacher through the University Of Southern California, San Diego. Following the 8 week program developed by Kristen Neff and Chris Germer.
What is Mindfulness?
The Stress Reduction Program can be thought of as a course designed to help people to recognize and mobilize their inner psychological resources for taking better care of themselves as a complement to the medical treatments they receive through more traditional health care routes. It is based on a relatively intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its applications for coping with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life which also can be compounded by a chronic illness or disease.
How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains: Sara Lazar at TEDx
How Can Mindfulness Help Me?
Stress is a common experience -- a natural component of everyone’s life, which can enhance an activity or debilitate it, bring energy or exhaustion. Today many people seem to be numb or totally stressed. It is as if our circuits are fried – burned out. The feeling of being stuck is pervasive.
When we do not respond well to stress, our personal lives suffer and the work environment loses its vitality. We are robbed of our energy and natural creativity and suffer the loss of productivity and profit.
Signs of stress can include:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs at Full Circle Health Network
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This program combines Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga into teachings and practices which can support individuals with: chronic pain, stress, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, focus, PTSD, concussion, and overall wellbeing.
This is an 8-week course which includes: 1 orientation class, 1 full-day retreat and 8 weeks of regularly occurring classes.
For more information or to register:
contact Sandy at: 613.561.9304 or