Winter 2013 Courses for Stress & Pain Management

Mindfulness is a way of consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, or the challenges and demands of everyday life. Receiving mindfulness training can teach you how to slow down, recognize the warning signs of stress reactions, and to stay focused and relaxed in ways that enhance the body’s natural adaptive and healing abilities and the mind’s ability to choose healthy responses.

Are you or someone you know looking for a new way to deal with stress, anxiety, pain, and difficult interactions with others during and following the holidays?

Uncertain of what to get loved ones for the holidays?

What better way to say "I care" than giving a class in mindfulness-based stress relief after the "hectivity" of the holidays!  This can be the perfect gift for you or someone who is dear.   Enter the New Year with new skills for dealing with life stresses!

The UNC Mindfulness-based Program for Stress and Pain Management offers training in meditation and mind-body awareness that will teach you how to slow down, set priorities and stay 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.

This program follows Jon Kabat-Zinn's model and is offered by the Program on Integrative Medicine at UNC (Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation).

Upcoming Winter 2013 Foundation Mindfulness Courses:

1) Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 18 (required orientation on Thursday evening) through March 15, taught by Paula Huffman

2) Thursdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 17 (required orientation) through March 14, taught by Paula Huffman

Upcoming Spring 2013 Foundation Mindfulness Courses:

1) Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., beginning March 5 (required orientation on Monday evening) through April 30, taught by Paula Huffman

2) Mondays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., beginning March 4 (required orientation) through April 29, taught by Paula Huffman

3) Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - noon, beginning April 3 (required orientation on Wed. evening) through May 29, taught by Susan Head

4) Wednesdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., beginning April 3 (required orientation) through May 29, taught by Susan Head


For information about upcoming course schedules, tuition, and tuition reductions for research participation, visit our website at http://www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/pim/mindfulness-program. To register for these mindfulness courses, download and complete the registration form at the link above as well.

For detailed information about our basic foundation courses, visit the Program on Integrative Medicine website at http://www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/pim/mindfulness-program/basic-foundation-course-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction.

Questions? Contact the Program by phone at 919-966-8586 or by email at mindfulness@med.unc.edu