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This group is a great resource for those interested in learning more about mindfulness and hearing about upcoming classes and workshops offered throughout the Greater Phoenix area. Programs have been offered in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the South-East Valley area (Tempe, Gilbert, etc).

Solution Mindfulness offers education, instruction and guidance in mindfulness meditation, mindful movement and daily life mindfulness practices for well-being, emotional balance and stress-reduction, and through evidence-based programs for physical and emotional challenges such as chronic pain and illness, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, etc.

Offering the original 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, as well as introductory classes, mindful movement classes and workshops.

Continuing Education for Psychologists and Masters Level Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers available.

For more information about mindfulness practice, the research supporting its effectiveness, the MBSR program or more details about classes, please see:

Website: http://www.SolutionMindfulness.com

Blog: http://www.SolutionMindfulness.org

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: FREE INTRO CLASS in Scottsdale!

Psychological Counseling Services

*Registration is requested if you plan to attend the Free Orientation: Use this link to REGISTER: http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/current-and-upcoming-programs You may attend the Introductory class, on Tuesday, March 26th for FREE and without commitment to learn what mindfulness is (and isn't!), how mindfulness functions to support health and healing, the history of mindfulness, and learn more about the full MBSR program. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and practice some mindfulness. THE FULL 8 WEEK PROGRAM RUNS March 26 - May 28 (no class May 7th) Please note that the class size is limited - to ensure a spot in the full 8-week program, registration for the full course is advised in advance! "The instructor - Genevieve - was the most effective I've encountered." ​ ~ David S. Scottsdale, AZ (http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/testimonials) 26 Continuing Education (CE) hours approved by APA for Psychologists and other mental health professionals offered for full program. (http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/continuing-education) The MBSR Intensive Program offers a systematic training in formal mindfulness practices in a structured and supported group format. Participants in the 8 week, 30 hour program come away with the understanding and skills to continue practicing mindfulness formally and informally in their daily lives. MBSR has clinically significant benefits for those dealing with daily life stress, acute and chronic illness, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and for many health challenges, as well as decreasing burnout for caregivers and healthcare providers. This program offers 26 CE hours for Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals and Nurses. (http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/continuing-education) After attending the course participants will: • Improve coping skills related to pain, illness, daily life stress, and stress-related conditions • Know meditation and gentle mindful movement practices, and have integrated them into their daily life • Increase quality of life, relationships, sense of personal life control and well-being ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The full 30 hour course in Scottsdale meets 8 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00PM, March 26 - May 28 Plus a Full Day Retreat (9:30AM - 4:30PM) Saturday, May 4th $395: Course fees include all materials (Book, Workbook and practice CDs) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About the Instructor: Genevieve Tregor, MS, (http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/genevieve) has an extensive and in-depth background in mindfulness practice, with over 10,000 hours of formal practice experience. She has practiced Vipassana meditation - the rigorous, systematic practice of mindfulness from which the MBSR program was developed - since 2008, and has spent over a year, cumulatively, in intensive silent retreat exploring the depths of mindfulness during dedicated practice periods of up to two months. She has studied with and been mentored by senior Vipassana teachers in the Buddhist mindfulness tradition as well as in the official secular MBSR curriculum; including Howard Cohn, a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and Bob Stahl, Ph.D., a senior instructor with the UMass Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society’s Oasis training program - through which she has completed the MBSR teacher practicum. Genevieve is also on the Faculty for Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach's International Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and mentors teachers-in-training. She holds a MS in Kinesiology, and has worked in Public Health, Behavioral Health Research and Health Education. Genevieve's life experience includes growing up with a serious chronic illness and she is familiar with the challenges of dealing with illness and pain.

One Day Mindfulness Workshop: An Introduction to Mindfulness

Psychological Counseling Services

Details & Registration here: http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/one-day-mindfulness-workshop $89 includes lunch - Registration due by April 4th $26 to receive 6 CE hrs (http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/continuing-education)through APA for Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals. Join us at Psychological Counseling Services, near Old Town Scottsdale, to unplug, de-stress and re-energize with an experiential day directly discovering the benefits of mindfulness practice. Learn to bring yourself into present-moment awareness and enjoy a deeper connection with the experience of your own body and mind resulting in more calm, ease and resilience - even in the face of stressful situations. The day will be held as a retreat & workshop hybrid; with periods of guided mindfulness practice interspersed with short informational presentations, dialogue and opportunities for Q and A. ​ The workshop is ideal for those who are unable or not yet ready to take the full 8- week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, or who are interested in an immersive introduction to the practice. As a participant, you'll have an opportunity to explore and engage with mindfulness practices in a structured and supported environment - just as they are taught in the full MBSR program - and will experience directly what mindfulness practice is, beyond mere techniques. You can expect to come away with an understanding of how cultivating a practice can break through difficult habitual patterns as well as interrupt the stress-reaction cycle to bring a sense of personal life control, enhanced sense of balance, well-being and resilience. You'll learn the theory behind the practice, how it works, and some of the evidence-based benefits of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness. ​ Participants will be guided in a range of formal meditations and informal practices such as mindfulness of the breath, sensations, sounds and thoughts; the body scan mediation; as well as mindful movement. You'll learn tools for bringing the practice into daily life, and we'll investigate working with the challenges in practice, including difficult emotions and pain. ​ Health professionals participating in this program will be able to: differentiate MBSR and mindfulness from relaxation and other distraction techniques that may seem similar but are fundamentally and theoretically different in working with challenges and enhancing quality of life; identify some of the common misconceptions about mindfulness practice; differentiate between mindfulness practice and therapy; recognize the ways that formal and informal practices can enhance the therapeutic encounter; articulate the potential benefits of mindfulness to educate clients about how it can enhance quality of life and enhance therapeutic outcomes. ​ About the Instructor: Genevieve Tregor, MS, (http://www.solutionmindfulness.com/genevieve) has an extensive and in-depth background in mindfulness practice. She has practiced Vipassana meditation - the rigorous, systematic practice of mindfulness from which the MBSR program was developed - since 2008. She has studied with and been mentored by senior Vipassana teachers in the Buddhist mindfulness tradition as well as in the official secular MBSR curriculum; including Howard Cohn, a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and Bob Stahl, Ph.D., a senior instructor with the UMass Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society’s Oasis training program - through which she has completed the MBSR teacher practicum. Genevieve is also on the Faculty for Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach's International Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and mentors teachers-in-training. She holds a MS in Kinesiology, and has worked in Public Health, Behavioral Health Research and Health Education. Genevieve's life experience includes growing up with a serious chronic illness and she is familiar with the challenges of dealing with illness and pain.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: FREE INTRO CLASS in Scottsdale!

Psychological Counseling Services

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