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

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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JANUARY 2020

 

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

Class Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Location: UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus, 430 Waterstone Drive, Hillsborough NC 27278 [HBT 10011 Training Room]

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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.


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

Class Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020

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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Creating a More Balanced Life with Mindfulness Techniques: A Mindfulness Retreat, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Class Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020

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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FEBRUARY 2020

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress & Pain Management, with Sasha Loring, M.Ed., LCSW

Class Dates: Mondays, February 3 through March 23, 2020

Time: 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

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

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Sasha Loring, M.Ed., LCSW, is a psychotherapist and meditation teacher who has been leading mindfulness programs nationwide for over 30 years. She has developed programs for major medical centers regarding Mindfulness Training for Professionals and Mindful Eating. Sasha Loring is the author of the book Eating with Fierce Kindness: A Mindful and Compassionate Guide to Losing Weight and RELIEF:  Release Stress and Harmful Habits and Awaken Your Best Self

 

MARCH 2020

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

Class Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Location: UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus, 430 Waterstone Drive, Hillsborough NC 27278 [HBT 10011 Training Room]

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

Class Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

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

Click here to Register!