Mindfulness and Stress Resilience: Retraining the Mind and Heart
This workshop is based on the world renowned 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR®) Program, founded in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.
We will explore mindfulness and stress through practices of retraining the mind- body-heart. We will also explore stress reactivity and resilience through the lens of neuroscience. The MBSR program in rooted in practices for harnessing neuroplasticity of our brains to develop stress hardiness through training in mindfulness, kindness and self-compassion.
The MBSR Program is evidence based and has been widely researched and proven to benefit people reporting a variety of concerns:
- Stress – caused by work, school, family, financial, illness, aging, grief, and several other factors of daily living.
- Medical conditions – including chronic illness or pain, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, GI distress, skin disorders, and many other conditions.
- Psychological distress – including anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
- Prevention and wellness –including health enhancement, increased focus and creativity and learning a better sense of balance in life.
Saturday, June 17th
2:00 - 4:00pm
Geeta holds a Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR®) training from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center For Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Her workshops and classes introduce individuals and groups to mind-body practices that reduce stress and cultivate greater ease and joy in living. In addition to working with individuals from all walks of life, she has also offered training to organizations and corporate clients including Seton Hospitals, Zydus Research, UT Counseling and Mental Health Center and Austin School District Staff.
Prior to teaching Mindfulness, Geeta worked at the Counseling and Mental Health Center atUniversity of Texas at Austin. She has presented interactive workshops and trainings to over 50,000 individuals worldwide.
She is known for her “heart-centered” approach that invites participants to explore life’s challenges in a safe and supportive environment.