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Penn Program for Mindfulness Spring 2013 Course Offerings

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management program that teaches individuals how to use meditation as the primary tool for long-term stress management.  Mindfulness meditation is taught in a completely practical way as a powerful tool to manage the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress.  

Beginning in April:

Workshops

  • Introduction to Mindfulness:  Apr 22nd  in University City;  Apr 24th in Radnor, PA
    These 2-hour workshops will give you an overview of mindfulness and how it could potentially improve your health, happiness and quality of life as you reduce stress.  
  • Foundation Stress Management Program: 8-week courses starting week of Apr 29th - 12 Classes in 10 Locations in PA & NJ
    This highly-acclaimed 8-week program course will teach you a variety of meditation techniques to help you to cultivate relaxation, clarity and stillness in your day-to-day life.  You will learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress, to find more effective ways to respond to stressful situations, and discover how to use your own inner resources to find greater health and well being.  Eight 2-½ hour weekly classes and one full day Saturday or Sunday session.  (CE Credits available)
  • Mindfulness Meditation & MovementLearn how to apply mindfulness meditation to the tangible experience of physical sensation during movement. Movement will be followed by sitting meditation. Open to the public, no experience required.

Advanced Programs (Experience Recommended)

  • One Day RetreatsOur advanced weekend programs for 8-week foundation course graduates, explore a variety of topics and are designed to deepen your ability to apply mindfulness to life. 

Special Programs

  • May 10: 2nd Annual Living from the Heart Award: an Evening Honoring Sharon Salzberg. The Penn Program for Mindfulness will honor Sharon Salzberg with its 2nd annual Living from the Heart award. We bestow this award on individuals who have paved the way for mindfulness practices to take root in our culture. Please join us as we celebrate the many ways that Sharon has helped to make a difference in our world.  Sharon will give a brief talk about mindfulness and lead us in a guided meditation.
  • May 11: Meditation: Tools for Awakening Courage, Faith and Compassion. This workshop focuses on the practical tools that help us go beyond our constricting habitual patterns, such as fear and denial. Awakening the inner capacities we all have, meditation allows us to transform our worldview from one of isolation and confusion to one of connection, clarity and compassion. Especially in times of uncertainty, meditation opens us to the power of faith and courage based on seeing things just as they are.
  • Learning From Mindfulness: This half day retreat for educators, counselors and school personnel will teach practices to rest, refresh and renew, including:  mindful breathing, walking, eating, and total body relaxation. There will also be a short talk on mindfulness practices for youth, and the opportunity to share and learn from each other’s insights and experiences.
  • MindfulMe! 4-part series for teens that teaches tools to reduce stress, worry, and anxiety, while increasing feelings of well-being. Teens will learn highly effective mindfulness techniques that can be used in and out of school to address the many stresses teens face. If you are or know a high-school student looking for positive ways to “chill out”, this program is for you!

For Healthcare Professionals

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