Mindfulness

Through mindful awareness, your world can transform, beginning from within. Science proves that mindfulness makes us happier, healthier, and live with more focus, patience and compassion for yourself and others.

Mindfulness is a shift in the way you “pay attention to the present moment, on purpose, non-judgmentally.” which is Jon Kabat Zinn’s working definition, founder of the 40-year old Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.

With recent scientific research backing the benefits of MBSR and meditation, we can’t help but turn toward this way of being in wiser relation to ourselves and others. Research has proven that our mind wanders through our daily lives almost 50% of the time according to a Harvard study. Replaying events from the past or projecting into the future; we are almost always in “doing” mode. Mindfulness is a way of waking up from auto-pilot and taking control of the steering wheel so to speak, taking back our innate, human ability to fully “be” in the moments of our lives, that can only be experienced directly in the present moment.

Offerings

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week course

Mindfulness for Beginners 4-week course

Private Individual Meditation & Yoga sessions

What is MBSR?

For more information:

Contact the facilitator, Allison Peet at apeet@dmpcc.org

Allison Peet, BA, RYT200 is a certified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Instructor trained at the UMass Center for Mindfulness where MBSR was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. Both schools are the gold standard for exceptional mindfulness training. She’s taught since 2016 and has 135 graduates of the course that have reduced perceived toxic stress levels an average of 34%. Of those graduates, 81% lowered their stress levels. She is trained through Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness to youth, K-12 and is a registered yoga instructor. She’s completed multiple week-long silent meditation retreats and has a daily practice. Allison has a personal path of living and working with chronic stress and anxiety which is why she started her own business in 2015, From Within Wellness, LLC, to benefit others. She is committed to creating a more mindful community by helping people develop pragmatic life skills in attentional strength, present moment awareness, self-compassion, and stress resiliency.