MBSR 8-week course AND
Teacher Foundations Training
with Janet Curry

Fully recognized by the Mindfulness Center at Brown University
This training is a special opportunity to deepen your practice, use mindfulness with greater skill and precision in your work, or take the first step along the pathway to teaching MBSR.

All sessions will be held on the Zoom online video conferencing platform, enabling individuals from diverse geographic regions to participate.

This Foundations program combines participating fully in the MBSR program with engaging in the 10- week Foundations seminar, held on the day following the weekly MBSR class. The program begins with a "Foundations Opening" session one week before the MBSR course begins.

Fall MBSR Course Begins Sept. 30

  • an ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations, both short and long-term 
  • lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • decreased levels of pain, and an increased ability to cope with pain that may not go away
  • an increased ability to relax
  • increased emotional stability
  • greater sense of energy and well-being and enthusiasm for life

From Janet:

While life on this planet has never been stress-free, it's fair to say that never before in our lifetimes have stressors been so global, acute, and threatening to safety, livelihood, and well-being. And it's not just the pandemic, and the layers of loss, financial crises, illness, and uncertainty that have come in it's wake. 

It's also the way in which the lowered volume of busyness has allowed for seeing more clearly than at any time since the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, the violence and suffering that come with social injustice. 

It's the way we're being called to engage proactively with our own blindnesses regarding privilege and the dire consequences in terms of healthcare, safety, and sustainable work for those without it. We're being called to reflect, consider, and educate ourselves so that when we take action, on a local or global level, it's in the service of minimizing harm, and maximizing well-being for all human beings across categories of race, gender identification, sexual orientation, and income levels. 

It's the way we're being called to listen. To open our minds and hearts to others' experience that is different from our own. To learn and grow in our own understanding of all forms of oppression, and affirm that we stand in support of dignity and justice for each and every one of us. 

All this in the midst of a viral scourge that is changing where and how we work, socialize, connect with our families, and support ourselves and one another. 

Could there be a better time to learn skills for steadying our minds, for befriending ourselves?

Right in the midst of the chaos and confusion of our times, it's not only possible, but may be critical to cultivate our deep internal resources for clarity, kindness, and durable well-being. 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction(MBSR) is a means of doing just this. An 8-week, evidence-based, experiential training, MBSR was designed precisely for coping more effectively with the vast array of challenges, demands, and both ordinary and extraordinary stresses of daily living. It offers intensive training in mindfulness meditation and mindful movement, and in integrating course learnings into everyday life.

Research consistently shows that mindfulness practices result in significant short and long-term benefits, including increases in self-awareness, compassion, and emotion regulation, reductions in anxiety, depression and chronic pain, and positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments. 

The MBSR curriculum integrates trauma-informed guidelines that reflect current 'best practices' in the field. These guidelines have grown out of the recognition that many of us are, on any given day, coping with traumatic stress arising from events such as sudden loss, diagnosis of disease, accidents, assault, or military combat, as well as from on-going encounters with systems of discrimination, violence, and marginalization. 

The intention of this course is to bring every possible benefit that mindfulness offers to all participants, including those who have experienced the full range of joys and sorrows that accompany our being human. 
Please join us in exploring how mindfulness might support you in living with greater ease and well-being, right in the midst of the difficulties now present. 

Questions? Please contact Janet at: janet@stillpointmindfulnesstraining.com, or 
Dear friends,

At the Rocky Mountain Mindfulness Center, we believe every child has a right to be educated in proven mental fitness practices that can support health and wellbeing, compassion, and emotional regulation. The covid-19 pandemic has put the brakes on a deeply-troubled system, and opened the doorway to the opportunity to re-imagine education like never before.

We need to act nowand to mobilize an army of parents, teachers, and community leaders as strong, vocal advocates for safe classrooms, and for supports that include faculty, staff, and administration in a whole-systems approach.

A contribution to our SafeWithin program will fund the piloting of this curriculum; and widespread implementation of secular, trauma-informed mindfulness education in Colorado schools. Also, your gift is tax-deductible, and an opportunity to help us expand the impact of this work exponentially. In joining our efforts, you will be supporting the development of a SafeWithin train-the-trainer program for educators and community leaders working with marginalized and at-risk communities throughout the U.S. and beyond.

We know resources are limited right now, and that the challenges you are facing are very real. We are so grateful for your support.

And just in case you need to hear it, take a full breath all the way in and all the way out, and say to yourself: "You're doing a great job. Keep going. You are enough. You are worthy of care and attention."

We appreciate your kindness so very much.

Cindy Garner, Executive Director

Rocky Mountain Mindfulness Center www.rockymountainmindfulness.org