2018 Course Schedule

 

 

Foundational Mindfulness Courses:

Mindfulness-Based Stress and Pain Management 

The class format includes instruction and practice of mindfulness skills, mind-body exercises, group dialogue, and daily home assignments. In this program you will receive:

  • 8 weekly classes of 2-1/2 hours each
  • One 6-hour retreat on a Saturday
  • Recordings with guided meditations and stretching practices
  • Access to extensive handouts, reading lists, home assignments, resources, etc.

Pond GuyParticipants are encouraged to practice home assignments for 30-40 minutes every day and to complete an initial questionnaire and a course evaluation. This challenging, life-affirming course requires a strong commitment for maximal benefit. Your instructors are committed to and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment.

As a student in our mindfulness course, you are invited to participate in our research on characteristics (coping, spirituality, attention) associated with mindfulness training.  For details, please access our current consent form.

Questions? Email mindfulness@med.unc.edu.

  

 


UNC Affiliates

General Public

Cost

      $350

       $375

2nd Time Participants

       $200

        $200

Tuition includes 1 orientation session and 8 weekly group sessions of 2.5 hours each, 1 all-day Saturday group session, and audiotapes and other educational materials.

Cancellation Policy:

Before Class 1..........……………………..Full refund minus $75.00 processing fee
After Class 1 ………....................................No further refunds 


UNC's Morning of Mindfulness with Paula Huffman

Come see what Mindfulness Practices are all about or refresh your current practice!

Feeling a little overwhelmed???

Come to this Morning of Mindfulness to ease your stress by taking out time for yourself as you learn and practice Mindfulness Techniques that can bring benefits to your daily life! 

These practices are also great for anyone experiencing acute or chronic health issues such as insomnia, anxiety, pain, and more. 

This Morning of Mindfulness is open to all levels of practitioners. 

We will include the following:

  • Identifying Stress Triggers, Manifestations and Coping Mechanisms
  • Using Mindful Breathing to Tame the Stress Response
  • Practice the Mind Body Connection through the Body Scan Practice
  • Seated Mindfulness Meditation with Attention to the Breath
  • The Breathing Space Practice for encouraging living life OFF Auto Pilot

Instructor Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT 
Instructor Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT, Mindfulness InstructorPaula holds a BS in Special Education, an NC License to practice as a Registered Nurse, and is certified as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher.  She studied with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts with Jon Kabat-Zinn, completing MBSR training for health care providers and the 9-day MBSR intensive. Paula is also a perinatal educator and is trained as a Doula.  She founded Whole Beginnings in the early 1990's and has been providing services to expecting families since that time. Ms. Huffman has been actively practicing yoga and meditation since the 70's.  She incorporates these practices into her classes as well as her daily life.

 


 

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress & Pain Management


New Start Date- Still Time to Register! 

Fridays: 9:30-12:00 PM, January 26 through March 16, 2018. 

Instructor: Paula Huffman, BSRN, ERYT, Mindfulness Instructor

Location: UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, 1807 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE

Tentative Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9:30-3:30 PM, New Hope Camp & Conference Center, 4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Questions? email mindfulness@med.unc.edu or Phone 919-966-8586

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Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress & Pain Management


New Start Date-Still Time to Register!

Mondays:  6-8:30pm, January 29 through March 19, 2018.

Instructor: Will Frey, CPCC, MEd., Mindfulness Instructor

LOCATION: UNC School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516, room 102.

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE

Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:30-3:30 PM, New Hope Camp & Conference Center, 4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Questions? email  mindfulness@med.unc.edu or Phone 919-966-8586

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Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress & Pain Management


 New Start Date- Still Time to Register!

Tuesdays: 6:00-8:30 PM, January 30 through March 20, 2018. 

INSTRUCTORKessonga Giscombe, Mindfulness Instructor

LOCATION: UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, 1807 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE

Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:30-3:30 PM, New Hope Camp & Conference Center, 4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Questions? email  mindfulness@med.unc.edu or Phone 919-966-8586

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Morning of Mindfulness - February

WHEN: Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 9:00am to 12:00pm

INSTRUCTOR: Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT, Mindfulness Instructor

LOCATION: UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care, 1807 North Fordham Blvd (on 15/501 in the former Borders building) Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Questions? email  mindfulness@med.unc.edu or Phone 919-966-8586


 

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Deepen your practice by focusing on: Mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind and objects

Class Dates: 

Instructor: John Orr

 Time: 6:00-8:00PM

 Location:

 Course Cost$200

 For more information about this course please refer to our left hand tab on Advanced Courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Questions?  Email us at: mindfulness@med.unc.edu or phone us at 919-966-8586.


Mindful Art for Adults

Mindful art connects the process of creating art with mindfulness practice. In this workshop, participants will draw and apply color while being guided through a number of exercises to heighten their awareness of the present moment. The participants will use line and shape for pattern making, along with markers and colored pencils. By focusing on the process with conscious awareness, students will be able to see their work with fresh eyes. In the practice of mindful art, process bears an equal, if not greater, weight to the actual product. No prior art or mindfulness experience is necessary.  Materials will be provided, though students may bring their own materials. 

Course Date: TBA

Instructor: Kate Murphy

Location: TBA

Questions?  Email us at: mindfulness@med.unc.edu or phone us at 919-966-8586.