Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress & Pain Management

Hosted by the 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

 

OCTOBER  2019

 

Mindfulness Refresher, with Kessonga Giscombe, MS, L.Ac.

 

Refresh your current practice!

Class Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

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Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress & Pain Management (MSPM), with Kessonga Giscombe, MS, L.Ac.

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Class Dates: Tuesdays, October 1 through November 19, 2019

Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Location: UNC School of Social Work, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, Room 500,  27599, 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Kessonga Giscombé, MS, L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s of Science degree in Acupuncture from The New York College of Health Professions. He specializes in Japanese Meridian Therapy as well as Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.


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

Class Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

 

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

 

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

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Learning to BREATHE: A Mindfulness Experience for Adolescents (11-14 years old), with Kate Murphy & Aviva Scully

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Class Dates: Tuesdays, October 15 through November 5, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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

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Kate Murphy first studied meditation and yoga with John Orr over 20 years ago. She completed the Duke graduate MBSR course, is a nationally board-certified teacher, and since 2009, a certified yoga instructor. For 10 years, Kate taught stress reduction painting classes at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. Her work as a middle school counselor continues to inform and deepen her interest in mindfulness for teens.

NOVEMBER 2019

Day of Mindfulness, with Kessonga Giscombe, MS, LA.c.

Class Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Time: 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Location: New Hope Camp & Conference Center, 4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill, NC

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DECEMBER 2019

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

Class Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

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

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