September 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Downtown Mindfulness
67 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
$200 for Students | $300 for Non-Students

October 24th, Saturday is Silence Retreat from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

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Mindfulness, A Way of Living Skillfully

Mindfulness is a practice & way of being fully present & alive to each moment with kindness & curiosity
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About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Since then more than 100 academic studies have examined the physiological, psychological, and inter-relational benefits of mindfulness. There is much evidence to show the structural and functional changes in the brain that take place after this eight-week program for better focus, problem solving, and empathy among other benefits in the participants.

MBSR is Not

  • Relaxation, although you may start living with more ease
  • Religious, although it could deepen your relationship with your religion
  • Positive thinking, although you may start noticing all the positive things in your life

This Course Includes

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  • This course is an educational program based on experiential learning in a safe environment. It includes:
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching & mindful movement
  • Group dialogue & discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • A small dose of multimedia to support learning
  • Daily home assignments
  • Downloadable audio instructions & a home practice manual
  • A day of retreat on October 24th
  • Ongoing support in private group in MindfulUniverse.com

About The Facilitator

Shalini Bahl has been practicing meditation for over a decade & got her professional training to teach MBSR including Practicum, Teacher Development Intensive, & MBSR In Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
Shalini has a PhD in marketing & has taught MBSR & mindfulness programs to diverse groups including MBAs & corporate clients. You can learn more about her here.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please attend a free class on: June 8th, Monday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, June 11th, Thursday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm or email Shalini@RemindingProject.com to go over the program if you can’t make it for the orientation class.

Please RSVP If You Would Like to Attend The Free Introduction Class Or Get More Information Via Email To Shalini@RemindingProject.com

People taking the MBSR program are required to attend one introduction class or go over the program with me. If you are interested or have questions about this program or other forthcoming programs please contact shalini@mfactor.org.

Course Fee

$300 to be paid on registration and balance to be paid after the 8-week class based on benefits received and ability to pay. Students need to pay $200 upon registration and balance, if able to pay, after the 8-week class. This is an inspired pricing model to make this program accessible to all and trusts in the generosity of people to pay what they can afford. The sliding scale for the MBSR classes in this area is from $350 to $725.

Please pay Commitment Fee using the link above to reserve a spot for the upcoming class

Parking & Location

Please note that these classes are taking place in our new office, Downtown Mindfulness at 67 North Pleasant Street in Amherst, next to Starbucks and above Monkey Bar Bistro. There is street parking, which is free after 6:00 pm; parking behind CVS on the opposite side of the road and the Amherst public parking garage behind this office that is free after 8:00 pm.
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How to be mindful in the real world

Mindfulness is a super power that empowers us to see clearly and act intentionally . 

Join me to receive insights and disoveries to be mindful in politics, work, relationships, and in the community

Thank you for your interest in mindfulness!