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Course developed and implemented in November 2016 by Kenda Neilsen Myles at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, MD. This course focuses on the foundational series of 4 mindfulness & movement-based workshops, including smaller group support meetings. Content from each workshop builds from the next and includes a mind-body-focused movement “class.”

Example of Topics Covered (not complete list of topics):

  • “What is Mindfulness and How Will it Help me?” – Definition of Mindfulness
  • Types of “mindfulness” exercises vs. types of meditation practices
  • Other mindfulness-based self-care strategies – visualization, breathing techniques, gratitude journal, writing, tapping, etc.
  • The overlaps between mindfulness strategies, and mental health and brain “retraining” therapies
  • Alternative & Complementary Therapies
  • Lifestyle “medicine” – Nutrition & Mindful Movement for Daily Life
  • The importance of establishing a consistent self-directed movement and mindfulness program at home
  • Meditation vs. mindfulness? Is there a difference? How to find what works best for you.
  • Simple mindfulness and restorative exercises to relieve stress, promote daily self-care and foster a wellness mindset