Foundations of Mindfulness Course Schedule
Foundations of Mindfulness: Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress & Pain Management (MSPM)
Sponsored 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
Fee: $350 UNC Affiliates | $375 General Public | $200 Repeat Participants
- Before start of 1st class, full refund minus $75.00 handling fee
- After 1st class, no refunds
Foundations of Mindfulness: Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress & Pain Management (MSPM) – May
Class Dates: Wednesdays, May 16 through July 11, 2018 (no class July 4)
Instructor: Kessonga Giscombe
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Date Change Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, June 23 , 2018, from 9-3:30pm at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF), 4907 Garrett Road, Durham, NC 27707.
Questions? email email@example.com or Phone 919-966-8586
Summer Mindfulness Special with William Frey, M.Ed. – June
Interested in Mindfulness this summer?
Instructor William Frey will teach a abbreviated session beginning on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 6-8pm at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.
If you would like to register, click here!
Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment — without interpretation or judgment.