OpenMind Resilience, Equanimity and Mindfulness (REMIND) PracticesThis three-hour course will teach evidence-based mindfulness practices designed to help you to cope with pain, stress and difficult emotions by building resilience and cultivating kindness, acceptance, openminded presence, joy, a sense of being grounded, peace, and gratitude.
Cost:$79.00 per person
About this experience
Life is extraordinary, and yet it can bring struggle, difficulty and uncertainty. Shunryu Suzuki Roshi said, “Life is like stepping into a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink.” We know we are on a sinking ship, and that our life has a time limit, but we set sail anyway. This takes such courage and strength, and yet we do it, day after day. We navigate our sinking ships by engaging in all the tasks needed to care for it, by enjoying the incredible scenery, relaxing over calm waters, holding the course through storms, making plans for new destinations, changing course when needed, and by recruiting a strong crew to help us, especially when the ship begins to form new leaks or needs special repair. The inevitable storms that life brings can cause pain and stress but they do not have to include suffering, and they often result in growth and learning.
This course will teach you seven different evidence-based mindfulness practices designed to help you to cope with pain, stress and difficult emotions by building resilience and cultivating kindness, acceptance, openminded presence, joy, a sense of being grounded, peace, and gratitude. This course will give you background and practical instructions for using these practices in your daily life, and will also introduce the SOS method for working through emotional distress. Having lived with chronic pain due to injury, an autoimmune condition, and P.O.T.S., I created this course to help others who are experiencing chronic pain, anxiety, depression, attention and focus difficulties, chronic disease, loss, stress, and/or who want to improve overall wellbeing. The cost for the three hour course is $79.00, and it includes a free downloadable practice instruction guide.
Dr. Monica Jackman is an occupational therapist and mother of four. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Health Science degree from the University of Florida and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University. Monica has authored research papers and book chapters on topics including mindful engagement, the mindful engagement support model, occupational therapy in mental health, and teaching mindfulness to children, has developed and implemented mindfulness-based training programs for caregivers, preschoolers, and school-aged children, and has published research papers on the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions. She is the author and creator of the OpenMind Preschool Program and co-author of the OpenMind Elementary Program. She has lectured nationally and internationally on mindfulness interventions for children and adults.