Belfast. Have you been thinking about learning the skills to change some of that everyday stress that keeps coming into your life? Want to learn powerful methods for reducing stress and bring more happiness and joy into everyday life? Twenty-five years of research indicate that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) is a powerful tool and in this course, you will have the opportunity to practice interventions that can be used in the helping professions as well as in your personal life.
The UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast, is offering “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A Two-Day Intensive on August 12 and 13 from 9 to 3 each day. The cost is $295 for the 2 day course with 12 contact hours available to participants (1.2 CEUs.)
Mindfulness is about paying attention, right here, right now to what is. Studying and practicing mindfulness provides powerful methods for reducing stress and bringing more happiness and joy into everyday life. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) is based on the work of John Kabat-Zinn and is a way of taking charge of each moment of your life, relating directly to whatever is happening as you consciously work with stress, pain and illness and the challenges and demands of everyday life.
In this course we will explore: Skillful techniques for coping with stressful situations; Practical methods for being physically and mentally relaxed; Gentle, full body conditioning exercises to strengthen your body andrelease muscular tension; and Awareness of the relationship between body andmind in health and illness.
The course is taught by Nancy Hathaway, a parent-educator and registered counselor with a private practice working with individuals, couples, parents and groups who are interested in bringing Mindfulness into everyday life of work, family, health and relationship in Surry and Westbrook, Maine and Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is a Senior Dharma Teacher of the Cambridge Zen Center and has taught meditation for more than 30 years. She interned with John Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, Stress Reduction Clinic and worked in the Massachusetts prison system with him teaching Mindfulness. She developed the program, “Being Present with Our Children, Parenting Mindfully” and is the founder of Center for Studying Mindfulness. Nancy’s writing has been included inYour Children Will Raise You, Finding Your Inner Mama, and the Best Buddhist Writing 2006, both published by Shambala Publishers. She has a radio show on WERU.org called, “Tips for Mindful Parenting.” She has a private counseling practice working with individuals, couples, and parents who are interested in bringing Mindfulness into everyday life of work, family, health, and relationship.