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Mindfulness Programs

MINDFULNESS for Everyday Living

Mindfulness is a way to use your mind and body to do what no one else can do for you ─  take charge of your health and feel more in control of your life.  Through instruction and practice you will learn skills that can increase your ability to be less reactive, to focus and concentrate with greater ease, to improve your ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations and pain, and to enhance your ability to feel more connected to life and those you care about.  Other benefits reported have included greater energy, improved self-esteem, and feelings of well-being.

Mindfulness practice can help if you suffer from:

  • job, family, or personal stress
  • excessive worry, anxiety, or panic
  • headaches
  • depression
  • addiction issues
  • disordered eating
  • chronic pain or fatigue
  • fibromyalgia
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • heart disease, high blood pressure
  • sleep disturbances
  • grief and loss
  • balance
  • blood pressure

You will learn to:

  • recognize your signs of stress
  • communicate more effectively
  • understand how thoughts can increase or decrease stress
  • manage your stress in the moment
  • build self-confidence

Program Specifics:

  • Program is offered on Thursdays, 6:15 to 8:15 PM. Enroll anytime. 
  • Eight weekly 2 hour group sessions, at the Garfield Specialty Center 6th floor, 5893 Copley Drive, San Diego 92111
  • Set in a supportive environment in which you learn and practice simple mindfulness meditations, and gentle mindful movement.
  • Sessions include group discussion and guided inquiry to enhance awareness.

$280 for 8 session program.

Mindfulness Program for New and Expecting Mothers

Motherhood is often overwhelming as you experience sleepless nights, worries about being a good parent, unhelpful advice from everyone and everywhere, adjusting to breastfeeding, dealing with going back to work and childcare and losing opportunities to take care of yourself and connections with others. You can end up feeling alone, depleted, and sometimes hopeless.

These feelings can be hard for others to understand and difficult to communicate to family and friends.

Mindful Mamas is a four-session program that teaches mindfulness techniques that can help you accept your thoughts and feelings without being overwhelmed by them. You will learn skills that will help you slow down, breathe, and be present to enjoy your pregnancy and children.

The life skills taught and practiced in this program are particularly helpful for dealing with anxiety and depression, both of which are common to pregnant and post-partum women.

This program is open to pregnant and postpartum moms. Non-Kaiser Permanente moms are welcome.

Payment and pre-registration is required for all attendees. $20 Call to enroll 858-616-5600

Mind Over Cancer is a program designed to support you through the experience of cancer Whether you are in active treatment or recovery, the four-session program teaches mindfulness techniques that enable you to lessen the effects of worrisome thoughts and strong emotions. The program helps you learn how to be more present to enjoy to things you are grateful for in your life.

You learn these techniques in a supportive setting with others who are dealing with the similar stresses. The ability to share and practice techniques in a safe setting helps relieve feelings of isolation, enhances self-compassion, builds resiliency, and gives you additional tools to cope.  Each cancer survivor may also enroll a support person to attend with them.

$20 Call to enroll 858-616-5600