What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention on purpose to the present moment. Mindfulness can be practiced formally through different forms of meditation and informally as we go throughout the day. Observing our thought patterns and cultivating our attention on purpose, allows us to gain clarity that enables us to live with intention, reduce stress and be more present.
We offer the following mindfulness workshops:
- Mindfulness Essentials (Check back for more dates.)
Detaching from judgment.
Creating a pause between what is happening and how we respond.
Mindfulness meditation helps us to develop a clear mind, compassionate heart, and greater sense of well being. Meditation offers us time and space to step away from our busy schedules, to develop awareness of our sensations, feelings, and thoughts as they arise and to accept ourselves just as we are. This workshop will introduce you to the practice and benefits of mindfulness, and through a variety of learning experiences learn how to begin creatively and kindly incorporating mindfulness practices into your daily lives. You will leave this workshop with the tools and understanding to begin your own personal practice.
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Express (Check back for more dates.)
Mindfulness isn't just a buzzword: the practice is proven to help reduce stress, chronic pain and a range of other life issues. Stress can become overwhelming, and when left unmanaged it can compromise your overall health. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaches proven techniques for living in the present and reducing the worries and fears that cause unnecessary stress. Learn the science and application of mind-body medicine to promote resilience and healing. Based on the highly acclaimed program of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, this streamlined version of MBSR will give you all the essential lessons in 8 two hour classes. It will help you improve focus, combat stress, and become more resilient to unpredictable life events. This course gets rave reviews from participants!
- Self-Compassion Essentials (Check back for more dates.)
Slow down and put yourself first for a change...and learn why that’s so important! Learn tips for better self-care and mindfulness techniques to help you practice self-compassion. No meditation or mindfulness experience necessary.
This is for you if you:
Are curious about the practice of self-compassion;
Want to learn about more about mindfulness meditation; or
Have too tight a schedule to attend a longer program.
Please sign up for the mindfulness email interest list to keep up-to-date on the latest offerings.
The Innerwork Center is honored to share the most highly qualified and experienced staff of mindfulness teachers in the Richmond area. All of our facilitators have certification from reputable institutions in the field of mindfulness and years of experience in teaching and coaching. Many of our teachers have advanced degrees and all have a rigorous personal mindfulness practice.
VCU OCPE and THE INNERWORK CENTER
Build emotional resilience, reduce stress, improve your relationships and craft a more meaningful life - these are just some of the benefits of a regular mindfulness practice. VCU and The Innerwork Center are proud to join together in bringing evidence-based mindfulness programming to the Richmond area. Through our partnership, we strive to cultivate a wiser and more compassionate RVA with a rich offering of classes to help you learn more about mindfulness - what it is and how to start a practice. Through our courses, you will learn about the science of mindfulness and compassion as well as practical tips and advice to bring these concepts into your home, your work and your life.
All workshops are held at the The Innerwork Center, 213 Roseneath Road, Richmond, Virginia (Grove and Roseneath). Street parking is available in the front, and a lot is available behind the building. Upon arrival, please enter through the front door on Roseneath Road.
Additional scheduling and custom training options are available for groups. Please contact Jennifer Sisane at email@example.com or (804) 828-1322 for more information.
Cancellation and Refund Policies
You may cancel your registration up until one week prior to the start of the workshop and receive a full refund minus a $35 processing fee. Cancellations must be received via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. After this period, no refunds are given.
In the unlikely event that a workshop is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including change or cancellation charges to include but not limited to airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.