Upcoming Classes 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 looking for a new way to deal with stress, anxiety, pain, and difficult interactions with others?

Do you want to learn how to slow down and enjoy your life?

Mindfulness can make a difference!

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 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.

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 Foundation Mindfulness Courses:

Fall 2012
1) Tuesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 12noon, beginning Sept. 4* (*required orientation is on Tuesday evening) through Oct. 30, 2012, taught by Mary Love May at UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont

2) Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm - 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 4 (required orientation) through Oct. 30, taught by Mary Love May at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg (UNC School of Social Work)

3) Wednesday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., beginning Oct. 3* (*required orientation is on Wednesday evening) through Nov. 28, 2012, taught by Susan Head at Chapel Hill Doctors Integrative Health Center

4) Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm - 8:30 p.m., October 3 (required orientation) through Nov. 28, 2012, taught by Susan Head at the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg (UNC School of Social Work)

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.