An 8-Week Series
Thursdays, March 22 - May 10
+ All Day Retreat
Saturday, April 28th: 9am-4pm
Sign up before March 1st and receive 10% off.
*Scholarships are available for a limited number of people. Please contact craimondi@mindfullifepc
.com for more information.
Questionnaire: After you have registered with payment, please go to www.mindfullifepc.com
and print the class questionnaire. Fill out the questionnaire and send it to Cos Raimondi via email or paper mail or bring it to the first class.
Who is this class for?
Those who wish to improve the quality of their physical, mental, and emotional health and experience a greater sense of well-being, joy, and contentment.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the awareness that arises by intentionally paying attention to the present moment with an attitude of kindness, curiosity, and non-judgment.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR Program) was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic now known as The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Over three decades of scientific research on MBSR show that developing mindfulness skills can profoundly affect your ability to reduce physical and psychological pain and increase your over-all sense of well-being. Past participants in the MBSR Program have reported a reduction in psychological suffering such as anxiety, depression, irritability, and anger; support for your recovery program from addictions and compulsive behaviors; greater ability to cope with medical conditions and chronic pain; increased ability to manage and lessen stress; greater emotional resilience; and an increased sense of balance in their lives.
This program will teach the formal practices of:
Body Awareness (the Body Scan)
Body Movement Meditation
And the informal practices:
Mindful dialogue, mindful eating, mindful gardening, mindful dish-washing, mindful listening to music, mindful bathing, mindful body care, mindful driving, etc. - the practice of doing everything with mindfulness.
Ideas to be discussed:
The nature of the brain
Working with difficult emotions
Cultivating positive emotions
Working with difficult thoughts
The nature of stress
What stress does to the body
Mindful conflict (reactivity vs. responding)
Want to learn more about MBSR? Go to http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm
Cos Raimondi is an Indianapolis-based psychotherapist who has been practicing meditation for over 30 years. He has completed a nine-day training course for MBSR teachers offered by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and multiple additional trainings with MBSR instructors. His commitment to mindfulness practices has led him to participate in a five-day silent retreat, two seven-day silent retreats, and a ten-day silent retreat. He has recently expanded his practice to include training others in meditation and mindfulness. In 2018 he will participate in training offered through the University of Massachusetts to certify new MBSR teachers here in Indianapolis.