Mindfulness Classes Offered in San Diego
These classes happen at regular intervals; please check our calendar for the next start date.
Scheduled by Request
These classes are scheduled as interest arises, they are all also available as a series of private sessions for individuals and for the staff/members of organizations.
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation Practice
This class is a drop-in mindfulness meditation class for people who are looking to practice mindfulness meditation and engage in dialogue about bringing mindfulness into every day life. A supportive mindfulness teacher will offer you a guided practice and time for question and answer after your experience of mindfulness practice.
Six-week Introductory Training in Mindfulness (S.I.T.)
This six-week course is designed to introduce mindfulness practices in a simple and clear progression to integrate mindfulness into your life.
Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating purposeful present moment awareness without judgment to the experiences that are arising inwardly as well as outwardly. As we learn to cultivate mindfulness within we can begin to see the transformation of the things in our life that cause us stress. We begin to learn to relate to our difficulties if life with more openness, compassion, and acceptance.
Mindfulness for Clinicians
This course of classes is designed to offer the healing clinician (psychologist, therapist, physician, chiropractor, acupuncturist, coach) a way to learn to integrate mindfulness into the therapeutic setting and relationship. Mindfulness can enhance our own personal growth and ability to offer the healing work we conduct, and can be an opportunity to teach and share with our patients. This course will help the clinician to establish their own regular mindfulness practice and offer ways to teach and share mindfulness practice with their respective clients.
Class and Series Format:
The series of classes are taught in 4, four-week classes. Each class series there are CEU’s available for some theraputic professions (please email for further information). Each class series will run for four consecutive weeks and each week meets for 2 hours in duration.
Parenting our children can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling roles we encounter in our life times. And it can also be one of the most challenging and stressful roles we experiences in our lives. The way in which we experience stress and challenge can affect the types of relationships we are able to develop with our child. As well all children come with their own unique set of challenges and desires to be in the world.
Mindfulness for Youth
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
This 8-week course, originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is designed to help participants discover and utilize their own inner resources for bringing balance, health, and peace of mind to their lives through the practice of mindfulness.
During the past 30 years, over 18,000 people have taken this course at UMass Medical School and thousands more have participated at hospitals, clinics and educational centers around the world. The course has been the subject of many clinical studies for people grappling with conditions such as stress, cancer, heart disease, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, drug and alcohol addiction, sleep disorders, and more.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) eight-week program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. MBSR is enormously empowering for patients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as for psychological problems such as anxiety and panic.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy grew from this work. Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale adapted the MBSR program so it could be used specifically for people who had suffered repeated bouts of depression in their lives.
Mindfulness-Based Eating is offered in a four-week class session format. Each class is approximately 2 hours in length and is designed to deepen the practice of mindfulness through the experience of eating.
The practice of present moment awareness (mindfulness) is at heart of all aspects of healthy living, as it allows us to see clearly into the choices we make, the emotional reactions we have and the things that are most important to us. Because of the universal nature of mindfulness, while this course is focused upon food, eating and weight, the skills gained will apply to all aspects of life, including relationships, work, and physical health.