“Mindfulness is about being fully awake
in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We
feel more alive and gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Medical research has shown that mindfulness-based stress reduction has significant benefits for people from all walks of life and all ages. These include:
The program will include eight experiential sessions of instruction in mindfulness meditation, including gentle yoga, adapted to your ability level. Developed through both formal and informal practice, these techniques are designed to reduce stress and nourish well-being.
Facilitator: Don Maurer, MD
Where: Hewitt Hall 1st Floor Conference Room, UCI Campus
Enrollment Fee: $395, 15% discount for UCI faculty and staff
Join us for a highly experiential program which will teach us to use the powerful Mind-Body connection to reduce stress and enhance our sense of joy and well being.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based program known to reduce the harmful effects of long term stress on health. While it's true that everyone experiences stress, women have a unique form of stress that comes from taking care of others and putting ourselves and our self-care on the back burner. Over time this takes a toll on us and reduces our effectiveness in the world.
In this five-session program - four Tuesday evenings and a Saturday all-day retreat - we'll learn mindfulness, meditation and gentle yoga-style movement to explore our relationship with ourselves, others and the world, emerging with renewed energy, sense of purpose, and joy in living. When we place self care first, there is much more of us available to give, live and love those around us.
Facilitator: Beth Mulligan, PA-C
Enrollment fee: $265, 15% discount for UCI faculty and staff