Mindfulness-based program for stress and pain management

Ever feel like you're too self-critical? Check out these upcoming mindfulness courses and see how mindfulness can help make the difference in your life!

This course offers training in meditation and mind-body awareness that will teach you how to slow down and set priorities while remaining calm, focused and relaxed in the midst of a busy life. These practices will enhance your body's natural adaptive healing ability and will cultivate the mind's clarity and insight. 

  • Mondays, Feb. 1 – March 28, 6 - 8:30 p.m. with William Frey @ N.C. Women’s Hospital, Pediatric Conference Room 3 (PARKING COSTS WILL BE COVERED FOR THE DOGWOOD DECK) 
  • Tuesdays, Feb. 2 – March 29, 6 - 8:30 p.m. with Sasha Loring @ UNC School of Social Work 
  • Thursdays, Feb. 18 – April 14, 6 - 8:30 p.m. with Kessonga Giscombe @ UNC School of Social Work 
  • Thursdays, April 14 – June 9, 6 - 8:30 p.m. with Paula Huffman @ UNC School of Social Work 
  • Fridays, April 15 – June 3, 9:30 a.m. - noon with Paula Huffman @ UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care 
  • Tuesdays, April 19 – June 7, 6 - 8:30 p.m. with Paula Huffman @ Carolina Wellness Institute in Hillsborough 

Mindful Parenting 
Participants will explore themes such as parenting on “automatic pilot,” beginner’s mind parenting, responding vs. reacting to parenting stress, conflict and parenting, and love and limits. In addition, topics of self-compassion, vulnerability and wholeheartedness will be presented. Participants in the program will practice new ways of being present during joyful as well as stressful parenting moments. Mindful parenting is an approach to parenting that can allow for deeper connections with our children, creating more peaceful, healthier and happier relationships. 

  • Tuesdays, April 5 – May 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with Caroline Hexdall @ UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care 

Mindful Self-Compassion
This course brings together the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion: Mindfulness teaches us to be present with difficult emotions, and self-compassion helps us to respond to these emotions with greater kindness and self-care. 

  • Tuesdays, Jan. 19 – March 8, 9:30 a.m. - noon with Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips @ UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care 
  • Wednesdays, Jan. 20 – March 9, 6 - 8:30 p.m. with Karen Bluth and Laura Prochnow Phillips @ UNC School of Social Work 

Register on our website! http://www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/pim/mindfulness-program/mindfulness-course-schedule 

For more information, email us at mindfulness@med.unc.edu 

UNC School of Medicine, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program on Integrative Medicine

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