How to Begin
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Live Online 4-week Course
Intro to Mindfulness
Enjoy learning from the comfort of home
November 16 – December 7, 2021
Tuesday evenings: 5:00-7:30pm CST
Location: Classes meet on Zoom– Virtual Live Online Meeting Software. (High-speed internet connection is required. In order to have the most supportive experience, please use a laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability.
Please, no phones.)
Minimum/Maximum: 12 / 20
Tuition: Regularly $100 per student
$75 early registration – Valid up to two weeks prior to start date.
If you’re curious about learning how to meditate and begin an on-going, personal mindfulness practice, come join this experiential educational class. Discover the healing power of mindfulness by learning various meditation and breathing techniques, mindful movement, and self-compassion. Uncover the power of the present moment to respond to life more deliberately and access your own authority and authenticity. No prior meditation experience necessary and no floor sitting is required. Lead by Allison Peet, a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor, registered yoga teacher and certified Buteyko Breathing Method instructor.
Daily home practice assignments will be offered and encouraged. We will sometimes use a free meditation app called Insight Timer, which will require you to download to your smartphone. Participants must have a smart phone to have access to this app. It is strongly encouraged that participants spend anywhere from 5-20 minutes per day practicing formal meditation on the 6 days in between our live meetings.
• Learn how to meditate and integrate a more wakeful presence in your daily life.
• Increase mental performance and emotional intelligence.
• Cultivate a sense of self-compassion and gentleness…in other words, how not to be such a jerk to yourself!
• Develop internal psychological resources for stress resilience.
• Overcome obstacles to a regular mindfulness meditation practice.
• Experience a quieter mind.
COURSE TIMES AND DATES
Discover the healing power of mindfulness from the comfort of your own home or office, meeting virtually via the Zoom classroom. Register now, space is limited. Classes offered year round. Choose from options below. *All times listed are in US Central Standard (Chicago) Time.
Learn mindfulness meditation
Lead by an experienced, certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor, you will have full access during your program to support
Experience a sense of ease
Mindfulness practice increases mental performance and allows us to respond creatively to stressors rather than react habitually.
Working with your mind
Learn how to work with difficult thoughts and emotions and tame your internal self-critic.
About Your Instructor
Allison Peet is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor trained at UMass Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. She is trained through Mindful Schools and is also a certified Buteyko Breathing Method and registered yoga instructor (RYT200). She’s taught since 2015 and hundreds have graduated from her MBSR program. Based on a pre and post self-evaluation, 84% of grads lowered their perceived stress, and reduced stress levels an average of 35%. Allison completes multiple week-long silent meditation retreats and has a regular practice. The cultivation of mindfulness transformed her relationship with stress and anxiety which motivated her to start her own business in 2015, From Within Wellness, to benefit others. She is committed to creating a more mindful community by helping people develop pragmatic life skills in attentional strength, present moment awareness, self-compassion, and stress resiliency.