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8-Week Mindfulness Foundational Course for Stress Management & Life Enhancement

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

8-Week Mindfulness Foundational Course for Stress Management & Life Enhancement Online, with Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT

Hosted by the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

Friday mornings, June 28 through July 26, 2024, 9:30-11:30 AM EST.

Fee: $375 General Public | $350 UNC Affiliates | $100 off for repeat participants

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions; if you miss a session, you will be emailed a recording.

Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT.

Join our 8-week Mindfulness Foundational Course for Stress Management, led by Paula Huffman, BS, RN, ERYT, a highly experienced professional certified Mindfulness instructor and adjunct professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Paula has been teaching mindfulness for over a decade and is dedicated to helping individuals manage stress and enhance their lives.

About the Program.

The UNC Mindfulness-based Program for Stress and Pain Management offers meditation and mind-body awareness training that will teach you to slow down, set priorities, and stay calm, focused, and relaxed during a busy life. These practices can enhance your body’s natural adaptive healing ability and help cultivate the mind’s clarity and insight.

This evidence-based program is structured on the model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS, which is considered the “gold standard” in Mindfulness courses internationally. The curriculum has been widely researched, with positive outcomes for many physical and psychological issues. Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

Participation in this course will provide you with methods to slow down, step out of autopilot, slow the ruminating mind, and connect to daily life with increased awareness and insight.

Whether you’re a beginner or have regular Mindfulness practice, this 8-week course is designed for you. Your instructor is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment.

Some of what you will learn in this 8-week program.

  • What is Mindfulness?
  • Mindfulness of the Breath and Body (Body Scan, Seated Meditation, Yoga, Walking Meditation)
  • Changing Unskillful Patterns of Stress Reactivity
  • Developing Compassion for Self and Others (Loving Kindness Meditation)
  • Bringing Mindfulness into Everyday Life
  • Keeping your Practices Alive

Included in your Course.

  • Course Reading Material and Homework Assignments
  • Guided Meditation Recordings
  • On-line access to the Instructor for Guidance throughout the Course
  • A Full Day Outdoor Retreat at Camp New Hope Conference Center in Chapel Hill
  • Opportunity to attend  Saturday morning “Booster Sessions” every other month.

Research shows that practicing Mindfulness regularly can effectively improve coping with the following life situations.

  • Work, Family, and Financial Stress
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • GI Distress
  • Headaches
  • High Blood Pressure
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Sleep Problems
  • Mild Depression

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Twitter: @UNC Mindfulness   

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Hosted by the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine
Mindfulness Program


To Register:
919-323-1777 or



June 28
9:30 am - 11:30 am