Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
The UNC Chapel Hill NC Mindfulness-based Program for Stress and Pain Management offers meditation and mind-body awareness training that will teach you to slow down, set priorities, and stay calm, focused, and relaxed during a busy life. These practices can enhance your body's natural adaptive healing ability and help cultivate the mind's clarity and insight. This evidence-based program is structured on the model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS, considered internationally as the "gold standard" in Mindfulness courses. The curriculum has been widely researched, with positive outcomes for many physical and psychological issues. Mindfulness is 'the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. Participation in this course will provide you with methods that can help you learn how to slow down, step out of autopilot, slow the ruminating mind, and connect to daily life with increased awareness and insight. This 8-week course is suitable for beginners and those with regular Mindfulness practice. It is an educational program, and your instructor is committed to and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment.
Some of what you will learn in this 8-week program · What is Mindfulness · Mindfulness of the Breath and Body (Body Scan, Seated Meditation, Yoga, Walking Meditation) · Changing Unskillful Patterns of Stress Reactivity · Developing Compassion for Self and Others (Loving Kindness Meditation) · Bringing Mindfulness into Everyday Life · Keeping your Practices Alive Included in your Course ·
Research shows that practicing Mindfulness regularly can effectively improve coping with the following life situations. · Work, Family, and Financial Stress · Chronic Illness and Pain · Auto-Immune Disorders · GI Distress · Headaches · High Blood Pressure · PTSD · Anxiety and Panic Attacks · Sleep Problems · Mild Depression
Date & Time
Weekly on Tuesday
Jan 23, 2024 through Mar 12, 2024
6:00PM - 8:00PM