Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you — consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life.
In contrast, you’ve probably encountered moments of “mindlessness” — a loss of awareness resulting in forgetfulness, separation from self, and a sense of living mechanically. Restoring within yourself a balanced sense of health and well being requires increased awareness of all aspects of self, including body and mind, heart and soul. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is intended to ignite this inner capacity and infuse your life with awareness.
Reawakening to what you already are...
Fortunately, mindfulness is not something that you have to “get” or acquire. It is already within you — a deep internal resource available and patiently waiting to be released and used in the service of learning, growing, and healing.
People participate for reasons as diverse as...
    •    Stress — job, family or financial
    •    Chronic pain and illness
    •    Anxiety and panic
    •    GI distress
    •    Sleep disturbances
    •    Fatigue
    •    High blood pressure
    •    Headaches
They are sent by their doctors or they are self-referred.  Many enroll because, although they are feeling well physically, they say the pace of their lives is “out of control” or they’re “just not feeling quite right.”
A life-affirming course in conscious living...
The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and one daylong class on a Saturday or Sunday. Morning or evening courses are available. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
    •    Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    •    Gentle stretching and mindful Yoga
    •    Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    •    Individually tailored instruction
    •    Group dialogue
    •    Daily home assignments
    •    Two audio-cassette tapes and a workbook
The course is challenging and life-affirming. The instructors are accomplished and skilled at creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment.