Welcome to the Mindful Living Center


The Mindful Living Center provides mindfulness-based programs that can help you realize greater health and happiness. Develop greater balance, control, and participation in your life.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop

An 8 – week workshop

Plus a 6-hour mindfulness mini-retreat

Starts Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Athens Regional
Mind Body Institute

Nearly thirty years of scientific research at medical centers all over the world suggest that training in mindfulness through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshops reduces stress, anxiety, and increases general well-being and overall happiness.

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. Being fully present in the moment is the heart of this workshop. Learn practices that will enable you to be more present and engaged in whatever you do; learn how to show up for your life in a new way. Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.Ancient wisdom and modern science are blended in this workshop, creating one of the most effective programs for healthy and happy living available today. Learn how to reduce your stress, change your relationship to physical or emotional pain, and cope better with everyday demands. Deepen your relationship with yourself, others, and your world. You will receive guided instruction in mindfulness practices – meditation, body-scan, yoga and more, leading to less stress – greater health and happiness, in your life. Be more mindful when communicating and learn to integrate mindfulness more fully into your live.

Classes meet Mondays, starting September 22, 2014; 6 – 8 p.m.; Registration: $225 – Includes eight weeks of instruction, a mindfulness mini-retreat, a workbook and handouts, and two CDs with guided mindfulness practices. The mini-retreat is a time to deepen your mindfulness practices.

To register call 706-475-7330 or email mbiprograms@armc.org or visit http://www.athenshealth.org/mbi for more information. Classes will be held at the Mind Body Institute, Athens Regional Medical Center.

Instructor: Mike Healy is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts; and is certified to teach Integral Hatha Yoga. For more information about mindfulness or MBSR please visit http://mindfuliving.org/ or mfhealy@bellsouth.net

This MBSR workshop is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR program at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.

Please share this opportunity with a friend. Hope to see you there.


Mike Healy



“Mike is very knowledgable about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I like how he drew out the experiences and specific needs of the participants.”

“Instructor was warm, caring without being too intrusive. He was able to keep alive the idea that if you keep doing this you will “get it” and it will help you.”

“The class was excellent — very centering and helpful to me. In dealing with current issues, I grew a lot in my understanding of myself and my response to stress/trauma.”