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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

AUGUST

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

Class Date: Saturday, August 14, 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 Huffman, Mindfulness Instructor

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.

 


Learning to BREATHE: A Summer Mindfulness Experience for Adolescents 11-14 years old, with Kate Murphy, MA, NBCT & Aviva Scully, MSW, LCSW, MSPH

Class Dates: Saturday, August 21, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

Location: New Hope Camp and Conference Center, 4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill NC 27516 (Front Pavilion- restrooms and fridge available)

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

PLEASE HAVE YOUR TEEN BRING FOOD, SNACKS, AND DRINKS!


A Time for Healing: Renew, Replenish,  & Grow, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Class Dates: Saturday, August 28, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Location: New Hope Camp and Conference Center, 4805 NC-86, Chapel Hill NC 27516 (Oak Lodge)

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

IN- PERSON RETREAT

PLEASE  BRING  A SIMPLE BAGGED LUNCH, SNACKS, AND DRINKS!

Paula Huffman, Mindfulness InstructorPaula 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.

 

SEPTEMBER

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.

Virtual Open House Dates

Saturday, September 11, 2021/10 AM EST

Join lead faculty Laura Terry and Whitney Wilkerson for a yoga practice followed by an information session to discuss the curriculum, with time for Q&A about our upcoming 200-Hour Teacher Training, which starts September 2021.

If you are not able to make one of the info sessions, contact us so that we may find a time to address your questions individually.

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.

 


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


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

Class Date: Fridays, September 24 through November 12, 2021, from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM EST

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

OCTOBER

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.

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