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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-Based Stress & Pain Management, via Zoom, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Class Date: Tuesdays, September 21 through November 9, 2021, from 6-8 PM EST

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

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.

 


Lead With Compassion Yoga Teacher Training 2021-22

Hosted by The UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

Balance Through Movement Lead With Compassion Yoga Teacher Training program offers an inclusive and compassionate approach to Hatha yoga with a foundation in contemporary anatomy, neuroscience, and research backed mindfulness tools. We place emphasis on body mechanics, modifications to adapt the practice, and modern knowledge of the body and mind to offer a comprehensive scope of yoga. Balance Through Movement Lead With Compassion is a Yoga Alliance certified training.

Ready To Join Us?

Upcoming open houses, schedule and tuition details can be found here. Please fill out an application to begin the process. Ready to make your deposit? Payments can be made through UNC’s website.

 

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Dates & times

SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2021  

OCTOBER 16-17, 2021

OCTOBER 23-24, 2021

NOVEMBER 20-21, 2021

DECEMBER 4-5, 2021

JANUARY 22-23, 2022

JANUARY 29-30, 2022

FEBRUARY 12-13, 2022

MARCH 05-6, 2022

MARCH 26-27, 2022

CLASS HOURS:

Saturday, 9-3:30 pm EST 

Sunday, 9-Noon EST

We are passionate about helping others discover the yoga tools that are appropriate for them through the exploration of biomechanics, neuroscience, mindful self-compassion, and the brain/body connection. Our visiting faculty are listed here.

Laura Terry, Yoga Instructor

Masters in Physical Therapy, BA in Exercise and Sport Science, Yoga Educator, and Balance Through Movement Founder

Laura Terry is a Physical Therapist since 1998 and a yoga instructor since 2008, Laura Terry combines the science of Physical Therapy and the mind/body integration of yoga in her teaching. Laura has her own private practice of Yoga and Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill. Learn more here about Laura and her practice.

 

 

Whitney Wilkerson, Yoga InstructorNBC-HWC, E-RYT 500, Yoga Educator, and Balance Through Movement Founder

Whitney Wilkerson With a focus on behavioral change and compassion-based interventions, Whitney is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness coach working in leadership development. She supports clients to build and maintain physical, emotional, & spiritual health through cognitive inquiry, mindful awareness, and somatic exploration. Discover more about Whitney here.

 

OCTOBER

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress & Pain Management, via Zoom, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Class Date: Fridays, October 8 through December 10, 2021, from 9:30-11:30 AM EST

Friday, November 26 will be skipped due to Thanksgiving Holiday

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions


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

Class Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon EST

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

DECEMBER

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

Class Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon EST

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

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.

 

 

 

 

Please visit our website, www.pim.med.unc.edu

FACEBOOK: @UNCPIM   https://www.facebook.com/UNCpim/

Twitter: @UNC Mindfulness    https://twitter.com/UNC_PIM

For more information, email mindfulness@med.unc.edu