Nourishing Our Wholeness: a Practice & Dialogue Course for Graduates of MBSR and MBCT

Nourishing our Wholeness

5-week Live Online Program

Tuesdays
February 20 - March 20

6:30 - 8:30pm

The Center for Mindfulness offers "You Choose" payment options for this course.

Range of Tuition Options: $475, $425, $375

For this program, you may determine your own tuition payment based on your financial means, with a minimum of $375. For those of you who can afford to, we invite you to make your payment at the higher level, which will help to allow those unable to pay more at this time to attend this program at a discounted rate.

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  • You will be re-directed to our online registration system where you will create a username and password
  • You will be sent an email to confirm your account - you must reply to this email to confirm
  • Return to the registration page and log in
  • This course is listed under Special Programs at the bottom of the list - 'Areas of Learning'

Directions to the CFM

A five-week, live-online class for anyone who has completed any 8-week MBSR or MBCT class or the 5-day Mindfulness Tools program, this offering supports greater steadfastness and investigation in practice. Together, we will consider what is being cultivated through practice and how we can bring our intention more fully to nurturing those resources that lie in each of us as human beings: Qualities such as patience, clarity, curiosity, kindness, love, and more…

As we continue to build a stronger relationship with ourselves through both formal and informal practice, we foster the ability to relate more wisely to others and to our environment. This community of practice supports sustained presence, relational skills (furthering some of the skills learned in MBSR and MBCT regarding communication), and recognizing and making wise choices in how we care for ourselves, moment to moment.

Course Objectives

  • Practice, practice, practice; grounded in formal mindfulness practices originally introduced in the 8-week MBSR course with specific consideration of practice beyond “stress reduction” to include nourishing innate capacities and resources for a more vivid experience of wholeness, aliveness, and joy
  • Practice in a community as a support for sustained presence
  • Discerning more precisely what and how practice nourishes us. This will include deepening current mindfulness practices and/or return to mindfulness practices (review body scan, mindful movement, walking practice, sitting practice, and including loving-kindness, and mountain/ lake practice and others)
  • Exploring how we can “make the practice our own” to honor and respond to our authentic needs
  • Self-reflection and sharing practice experiences with others
  • Investigating how formal and informal practices can provide a synergy for a more wakeful life

Course Outcomes

  • Re-established relationship with formal practice; the possibility to refresh commitment to regular formal and informal practice
  • A 5-week community of support where relationships can continue on independently, based on the wishes of the participants
  • The potential for new insights into formal practice, informal practice and life itself
  • The growing facility to know and articulate what is true for you
  • The recognition and honoring of one’s own innate capacities to know, act, and live from one’s values with more deliberateness and choice

Lynn Koerbel, MPHYour Instructor

Lynn Koerbel, MPH teaches MBSR and other mindfulness-based programs, professional trainings, and presentations in the various educational pathways of the Center including the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic, Oasis Institute, and the community and workplace mindfulness programs.  She brings over 25 years of body-oriented therapeutic work to her teaching and training at the CFM. Prior to coming to the Center, she co-founded “Present Moment Mindfulness,” a community-based organization offering MBSR and mindfulness programs in Northampton, MA, and she is a co-author of “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety.” 

Technology Requirements

To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, the program relies on video conferencing which has minimum requirements to work properly. That includes having a computer with speakers, microphone, and video capabilities, and a high-speed internet connection.

For the best learning experience:

  1. Review the computer set-up and requirements for the Blackboard Learning Management System 
  2. Run the browser checker for the Blackboard Learning Management System
  3. Review the system requirements for the Zoom online meeting platform
  4. Try out a test meeting
  5. Test your audio and video in the meeting
  6. Watch the video tutorial, "Joining a Meeting with Zoom," below:

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