Two New Course Offerings: Mindfulness for All!

Click Here to Register for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Click Here to Register for Mindfulness Based Substance Abuse Treatment

Jan 2018 MBSR Poster

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This practice is increasingly being used to reduce stress, improve concentration, manage difficult emotions and physical pain, and reduce unwanted behaviors. Mindfulness has been practiced for thousands of years, either by itself or as part or a larger tradition.


ABOUT MBSR

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class is an 8 week program that teaches mindfulness as a means of learning greater balance and effective strategies for an improved sense of wellness in one’s own life.

The 8 week program was first taught in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and since that time, thousands of people have participated in MBSR courses offered around the world, including at leading medical centers such as Duke, Stanford and the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.

Over the past three decades extensive research has now been done looking at the effectiveness of MBSR. Research shows that most people who complete this type of course find:

  • An increased ability to relax
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
  • Reductions in pain levels and/or an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away

MBSR is designed for anyone wishing to gain greater levels of health or general well-being. People choose a MBSR class for many reasons, such as:

  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety or depression
  • GI problems
  • High blood pressure or heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness or pain
  • Simply to improve well-being

The class is a complement, not a substitute, for regular medical care.


Jan 2018 MBSAT Poster

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?

Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. This practice is increasingly being used to reduce stress, improve concentration, manage difficult emotions and physical pain, and reduce unwanted behaviors. Mindfulness has been practiced for thousands of years, either by itself or as part or a larger tradition.

MINDFULNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

This program is not about telling participants what to do and what not to do. As a facilitator, my role is not to change participants. My role is to provide tools and coping skills to support one in reaching their self-decided goals.

I believe everyone has the ability to change themselves. In order to do this, one needs coping skills and tools which provide space to make those healthy choices that support reaching your goals. This is what the MBSAT program offers.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Mindfulness skills support participants with the following:

  • Improve coping skills,
  • Manage cravings
  • Strengthen leadership skills
  • Improve relationships with family and friends
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the impacts of drugs and alcohol

MBSAT Participants Report:

  • An increased ability to manage strong emotions
  • Reduced impulsiveness
  • Reduced stress
  • Decreased cravings to use drugs
  • Ability to observe drug cravings without reacting
  • Decreased stress
  • Increased overall well-being
  • Decreased drug use

Work With Me!

Are you feeling stuck or out of control in your relationship with food, alcohol, or drugs? Or in need of support and guidance on your path to recovery?

Are you ready to make real, powerful changes, working toward living an amazing and abundant life?

Click Here to

JOIN ME FOR A FREE SESSION!

Fill out the contact form below to receive a free coaching session. After receiving your information, we’ll get on the phone to discuss your desires and challenges. Then, if you are ready, we will consider what working together will look like, what your program will include, and of course, answer all of your questions and concerns.

I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU,

CAITLIN RENZ

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Caitlin Renz

I create healthy recipes, share natural self-care tips, provide mindfulness practices, offer private and group yoga classes, and health and wellness coaching to my amazing community of wellness seekers. I hope you'll join me on this journey to wellness by subscribing below!

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