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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Online Session-Evening

$275

with Mary Bitterauf, CHES, CHWC, Certified MBSR Teacher, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events.

Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).

For more information on the class and requirements, visit www.mainehealth.org/LRC.

Orientation: Tuesday, June 16th from 5:30-6:30pm

Classes run Tuesdays, June 23rd-August 11th from 5:30-7:30pm

Retreat will be Sunday, August 2nd from 10:00am-2:00pm

The class will take place through Zoom, an online video conferencing program. You will be emailed the link and instructions prior to the orientation.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Online Session-Morning

$275

with Mary Bitterauf, CHES, CHWC, Certified MBSR Teacher, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 24, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

The eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed to help you cope more effectively with both long and short term stressors. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been scientifically proven to enhance the ability to manage and reduce pain levels, and improve focus, resilience and the capacity to recover more quickly from challenging life events.

Instruction involves mindful meditation practices, discussion, gentle stretching and yoga (appropriate for all ability levels).

For more information on the class and requirements, visit www.mainehealth.org/LRC.

Orientation:Wednesday, June 17th from 9:30-10:30am

Classes run Wednesdays, June 24th -August 12th from 9:30-11:30am

Retreat: Saturday, August 1st from 10:00am-2:00pm

The class will take place through Zoom, an online video conferencing program. You will be emailed the link and instructions prior to the orientation.

Mindfulness in Education

$40

with Erica Marcus, MAT, Certified Mindful Schools Instructor, Coulombe Center for Health Improvement

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 1, 2020 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

LincolnHealth’s Coulombe Center for Health Improvement is partnering with Erica Marcus, MAT, Certified Mindful Schools Instructor, to offer a six-week course to help Lincoln County teachers create a more positive classroom culture through mindfulness techniques.

This six-week course will focus specifically on implementation of mindfulness curriculum in K-12 classrooms. It will incorporate practice time, reflection, modeling, and collaborative group work to illustrate the personal and classroom benefits of mindfulness practice. Throughout the course, participants will build their own personal practice, practice short lessons based on weekly content, and envision a plan for implementation. Participants will leave with a local professional learning community around mindfulness, so they can continue to communicate at the completion of the course. The course will use The Mindful Education Workbook by Daniel Rechtschaffen as the anchor text. The cost of the class is $40 per person and includes the course anchor text, a chime, and light refreshments.

Course Objectives:

  • Define mindfulness and explain the current neuroscience and research that supports implementation
  • Explain the basic structure and function of the brain and nervous system
  • Practice a variety of mindfulness techniques and develop a personal practice
  • Develop a personal toolkit of mindfulness practices for students and generate a plan for implementation
  • Build a professional network of mindfulness educators to share best practices, feedback, and resources

The course will take place on seven consecutive Thursdays, Starting Thursday October 1st 2020 and ending November 5th . Participants should attend all six classes.

The Coulombe Center for Health Improvement is proudly sponsoring this class to help make it more affordable for Lincoln County teachers, school administrators and staff. If there is space, the class may open up to those outside of Lincoln County (please call to be put on wait list).

Registration is required and can be completed by clicking the orange “Register” button in the upper left corner of the screen.

For more information or for scholarship opportunities, please contact Brooke Alley, at Brooke.Alley@lchcare.org or 207-563-4269. 





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