Hosted by the Mindfulness Center at the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

The UNC Mindfulness-based Program for Stress and Pain Management offers training in meditation and mind-body awareness that will teach you how to slow down, set priorities and stay calm, focused and relaxed in the midst of a busy life. These practices will enhance your body’s natural adaptive healing ability and will cultivate the mind’s clarity and insight.

This evidenced-based program is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s model that teaches Mindfulness is “the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” It enables individuals to step out of ‘automatic pilot.’ and to connect and respond to daily life with increased awareness and self-control.

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.

Participants 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.

Questions? Email mindfulness

 

SEPTEMBER

Introduction to Mindfulness online via Zoom, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Class Dates: Fridays, September 11 through October 30, 2020, from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees 

Click here to Register!

Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Paula has worked as a professional in Health and Education services for over 40 years. Her experience in providing wellness services to both patients and students is vast. She has taught with UNC’s Program on Integrative Medicine, Mindfulness program for 10 years. 

 


Free online Morning of Mindfulness, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Class Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 10-12PM EST

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

Click here to Register!

Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Paula has worked as a professional in Health and Education services for over 40 years. Her experience in providing wellness services to both patients and students is vast. She has taught with UNC’s Program on Integrative Medicine, Mindfulness program for 10 years. 

OCTOBER

Mindfulness Refresher via Zoom, with Sasha Loring, M.Ed., LCSW

Class Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

Click here to Register!


Mindfulness Practices for Stress Relief in the Time of COVID, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

NEW MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP!

Please join Paula’s workshop on Saturday, October 17 & Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10-12PM EST

CEU Credit of .30 hours is available for Healthcare Professionals

Life is full of unknowns right now. It is natural to feel stress, anxiety and worry as we face this time of uncertainty and general disruption in our day to day lives.

In order to have the resiliency to face these difficulties large or small that to some extent are out of our control, we need to develop the capacity to find and nurture the positive parts of ourselves and our situations. It is also important to realize that we may need new tools in addition to our trusted coping strategies that have worked for us in the past. Practicing mindfulness can provide us with simple and reliable strategies to enhance life quality both now and in the future.

Mindfulness Practices included in this Workshop:

  • Body Scan Meditation to enhance the Mind Body connection
  • Seated Meditation for Long Term overall Health Benefits
  • Meditations on Working with; Thoughts, Positive Emotions, Difficult Emotions, Challenges
  • Mindful Breathing for De-escalating the Stress Response
  • Loving Kindness Meditation for Developing Self-compassion and Gratitude
  • Simple Mindful Movement that can be done from a chair

This workshop will be based on the teachings of Jon Kabat Zinn and Sharon Salzberg.

Class Dates: Saturday, October 17 & Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10-12 PM EST

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees 

Click here to Register!

Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Paula has worked as a professional in Health and Education services for over 40 years. Her experience in providing wellness services to both patients and students is vast. She has taught with UNC’s Program on Integrative Medicine, Mindfulness program for 10 years. 

 

 


Foundations of Mindfulness, online via Zoom, with John Orr

Class Dates: Wednesdays, October 21 through November 11, 2020, from 6-8PM

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees 

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After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

John Orr is an an ordained Theravada Buddhist monk and guiding teacher of the New Hope Sangha, this course is for practitioners who have already taken the Basic/Foundations Mindfulness course and are interested in deepening their practice with a master teacher.

 

NOVEMBER

Mindfulness Refresher via Zoom, with Sasha Loring, M.Ed., LCSW

Class Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

Click here to Register!

DECEMBER

Mindfulness Refresher via Zoom, with Kessonga Giscombe, MS, L.Ac., MSW

Class Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

Click here to Register!