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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop
Sponsored by the Loran Smith Center, at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens, GA
Starts Monday, August 21, 2017. Please register by August 14th!
An 8 – week workshop, meeting Monday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m.; plus a Day of Mindfulness
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 meditation, body-scan, yoga and more. These practices lead to less stress – greater health and happiness, in your life. The workshop also includes how to be more mindful when communicating and explores ways to integrate mindfulness more fully into your life. The day of mindfulness retreat is a time to deepen your mindfulness practices, held Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9a.m. – 3p.m..
Held at the Healing Lodge next to the Loran Smith Center at 240 Talmadge Drive on the campus of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center
There has been over thirty years of scientific research at medical centers all over the world. This research suggests that training in mindfulness through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshops reduces stress, anxiety, and increases general well-being, health and happiness.
- Learn to be able to respond in difficult situations, rather than react
- Live with more balance, energy, understanding and enthusiasm
- Better manage and reduce pain levels in many instances
- Improve concentration and focus and resilience
- Gain insights into what works in your life, and what is not working
- Learn how to relax and more fully enjoy your life
- Enjoy a calm energy, peace
- Develop more compassion for yourself and others
In short, Mindfulness allows you to change your relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Lean how to be more responsive and less reactive to challenging situations. Create more clam energy or peace in your life. Gain insights into skillful and unskillful choices you may be making in your life. And deepen compassion for yourself, others, and your environment.
Who will benefit from this workshop
- Mindfulness is proven to be effective in helping with: chronic, work, family, or financial stress; anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, GI distress, chronic illnesses, pain, insomnia, and more.
- Participation is not limited to those who have or have survived cancer.
- This workshop is offered to complement traditional medical and psychological treatments, not as a replacement.
Registration fee – $225.00 includes eight weeks of instruction, a day of mindfulness, workbook and handouts, and two CDs with guided mindfulness practices.
Please register by August 14th:
There are several different ways you may register and pay for this workshop:
- Scroll down to and click on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop listing
- In the “Class Title or Event” box scroll down to and select the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workshop-Athens – click on GET RESULTS
- Click on the Mindfulness… option (in red print)
- Read the workshop details and follow the prompts to complete your on-line registration
Call 877-527-3712 for someone to assist you with the registration using a credit card
- Check payment
- Checks payable to the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support
Mail to Loran Smith Center, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
For more information contact instructor Mike Healy. He is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts and is certified to teach Integral Hatha Yoga. Please visit http://mindfuliving.org/ or contact Mike Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org
This MBSR workshop is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR program at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts.
Included in the MBSR workshop: Day of Mindfulness Retreat – October 14, 2017, Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. For people with a mindfulness practice; a way to deepen or “renew” your meditation practices. A variety of guided mindfulness practices will be offered. Please bring your own lunch and plan to eat at the retreat. The retreat is held mostly in silence, allowing you to focus your attention inward. And you will have the support of the group. Cost: $45.00. To register and for directions please call the Loran Smith Center at 706-475-4900. Held at the Healing Lodge, 240 Talmadge Dr, on the Campus of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Athens GA 30606.
Gentle Hatha Mindfulness Yoga Class
This yoga class is an on going class held at St. Gregory Episcopal Church (no affiliation necessary-open to all). Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. Only $10 per class, come when you can. For more information, please email or call details – email@example.com or 706-543-0162
Benefits: realize greater flexibility, strength, participate in your own health; find deeper relaxation and stillness.
Individual Sessions – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop
are available for those living in or near Athens Georgia. Includes workbook, individual instructions, 2 CDs with guided mindfulness practices – meditation, body scan, and yoga (or gentle stretching with awareness). Flexible schedule. Contact Mike Healy for more details – 706-543-0162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop is available using email, and Zoom, Skype or phone. Includes workbook, individual instructions, 2 CDs with guided mindfulness practices – meditation, body scan, and yoga (or gentle stretching with awareness). Flexible schedule. Contact Mike Healy for details – 706-543-0162 or email email@example.com
Free Mindfulness Practice and Discussions
Mindfulness Practice Evening meets – from 5:30 – 6:30-p.m. on the second Friday, monthly.
Who: Everyone is welcome, whether you are just curious about mindfulness or have a regular practice, please join us.
Where: Offered through Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional, this class meets in the Healing Lodge next to the Loran Smith Center, located at 240 Talmadge Dr., Athens, GA 30606 on the Piedmont Athens Regional campus. Free parking. Directions: Take Prince Avenue away from downtown, turn left onto Talmadge Dr. just past the hospital. The Healing Lodge is on your right.
More Information: Please call 706-543-0162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 706-475- 4900 or email LoranSmithCenter@athenshealth.org.
Talks and guided meditations are given by Mike Healy, Certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by the University of Massachusetts, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.
What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is awareness that arises when you pay 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 more engaged in whatever you do. You will 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.
Benefits: Mindfulness allows you to change your relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Lean how to be more responsive and less reactive to challenging situations, create more clam energy or peace in your life, gain insights into skillful and unskillful choices you may be making in your life. And mindfulness practice deeps compassion for yourself, others, and your environment.