by Krystn Ledoux
While it may seem that mindfulness is suddenly everywhere, from the New York Times to the “Today Show,” the practice is certainly nothing new. With ancient roots in nearly every great wisdom tradition, people have been practicing mindfulness — or present-moment awareness — for millennia.
The ancient practice of mindfulness entered popular culture through the courageous vision of biomedical scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1979, his work in applying modern medicine and science to the practice of mindfulness led to the development of the foundational eight-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Copper Beech Institute offers both day and evening sessions of the eight-week MBSR course with classes starting several times throughout the year. To learn more about MBSR and view upcoming course dates, visit our website.
Krystn Ledoux is the marketing manager for Copper Beech Institute.
Upcoming Programs at Copper Beech Institute
Workshop with Marcie Swift and Deborah Leonard
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Awaken to the present moment through the therapeutic sounds of the contemplative harp paired with creative guided imagery and other experiential techniques.
Day Retreat with Cheryl Jones
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Learn how mindfulness can help you create well-being in all areas of health, from body and brain to relationships and career, and create a personal plan for transforming your life.
Course with Amanda Votto
Thursdays, March 14, 2019 - April 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Learn how to cultivate great compassion for self and others that helps to reduce inner negative dialogue, bolster positive states of well-being, and improve emotional regulation and interpersonal relationships.