Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Why mindfulness program?

Mindfulness is about being fully aware of whatever is happening in the present moment, without filters or the lens of judgment. It can be brought to any situation. Put simply, mindfulness consists of cultivating awareness of the mind and body and living in the here and now. It has a variety of research­ backed impacts, including a reduction in toxic stress, and an improvement in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, focus, and executive functioning.

The central objective of this course is to introduce you to mindfulness meditation and help you cultivate a personal mindfulness practice. Both beginners and those with significant experience find this course extremely worthwhile.

This educational and experiential course is for anyone living with stress, anxiety, pain, or illness. Weaving mindfulness into your everyday life will not only help reduce stress and anxiety, it will also guide you to a life of greater compassion, health, peace, and well being.

In addition, this workbook may be helpful for therapists, clinicians, and educators who would like to bring mindfulness to their clients or students as an adjunct to therapy or education. It can also be used in the workplace to help alleviate job stress.

Mindfulness has become very popular in the worlds of psychology, medicine, neuroscience, education, and business. We hope that this course will inspire you to make mindfulness an important part of your life, as a way of being, and believe that as you grow in your own mindfulness practice, you’ll be better able to support others on this path.

Resilience can be learned

Despite considerable research into stress and anxiety and seemingly innumerable approaches to stress management and reduction, stress is an unavoidable fact of life. It’s the human condition and always has been. We all live with and cannot escape from uncertainties, difficulties, illness, aging, death, and an inability to fully control life events.

Acute and chronic stress can cause significant psychological and physiological damage, but resilience skills can serve individuals and communities for amortization of the many negative effects of stress. Resistant individuals are not only “happy cases.” Those who possess resilience possess certain qualities that can be identified and learned, among them self­ esteem, emotional control and mental flexibility.

This Practice Benefits Ourselves and Those Important to Us

We hope that this practice benefits you – and that those benefits overflow and touch others in your life: family, friends, and colleagues.

As many of you are working under stress, your skill in navigating your own emotional life is vitally important.
One of the guiding principles at Blue Coach is that the capacity to share any practice depends on one’s own practice experience. We simply cannot learn these skills outside of the laboratory of our own mind.

What this course offers

This eight­week course offers an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice and enrich your emotional life. We have integrated the latest scientific research on neuroscience with an in­ depth exploration of mindfulness practice. Sessions will guide you through different approaches to soothing the intensity of difficult emotions, thoughts and bodily sensations and explain how to gain insight and balance amidst the intensity of experience. Please join us.

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