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8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course with Amy Hephner

Are you new to mindfulness or experiencing difficulty establishing a regular mindfulness practice?

Are you looking for more structure or variety with your mindfulness meditation practice?

Are you curious to discuss what comes up when you meditate or practice mindfulness?

Join us for the original 8 week mindfulness meditation course that started the mindfulness revolution in the US.

It is the most evidence-based program in the world. Offered at Fortune 500 companies and medical institutions.

We will meet weekly on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 in October beginning on 10/3/19, ending in November on 11/21/19.

Sessions will include:

  • Instructor lead mindfulness meditation practices, seated and/or with movement - walking meditation, Qi Gong, light stretching.

  • Exploration of different topics such as stress reduction, difficult communication, resiliency, etc.

  • Group dialogue and discussion to enhance daily awareness

  • Daily home assignments

There is a daylong class on Saturday, 11/9 from 11am-5pm between weeks 6 and 7. This session is intended to effectively establishing the use of mindfulness across multiple situations while preparing you to utilize mindfulness far beyond the course.

Amy is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor through University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.

She came to mindfulness meditation in 2006 seeking tools to assist with her health and well being.  Long hours at the computer and self-imposed demands of being a perfectionist were taking their toll. Amy was dealing with chronic low back pain from an assault in college, insomnia, hypothyroidism (her thyroid gave out from work stress which resulted in her gaining over 30 pounds within 3 months) and the final straw, chronic neck and arm pain.

Amy dabbled with meditation in her 20s to help with sleep issues, but MBSR was different.  The formal course gave her the means necessary to build a long term, sustainable mindfulness practice.  She has experienced first hand the benefits of increased coping mechanisms, decreased pain, and a more positive outlook on life.  She is proof meditation works!

Amy feels she is truly utilizing her Master’s in Public Health, decades later, by sharing the gift of mindfulness with others.

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