Meeting Stress with Skill and Wisdom: An Introduction to Mindfulness (ONLINE)

Meeting Stress with Skill and Wisdom: An Introduction to Mindfulness

3-week Online Program

January 3,10,17

6:00 - 7:30pm
(first class 6:00 - 8:00pm)

The Center for Mindfulness offers "You Choose" payment options for this course.

Range of Tuition Options:
$175 - $125

For this program, you may determine your own tuition payment based on your financial means, with a minimum of $125. For those of you who can afford to, we invite you to make your payment at the higher level, which will help to allow those unable to pay more at this time to attend this program at a discounted rate.

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  • You will be re-directed to our online registration system where you will create a username and password
  • You will be sent an email to confirm your account - you must reply to this email to confirm
  • Return to the registration page and log in
  • This course is listed under Special Programs at the bottom of the list - 'Areas of Learning'

A gentle introduction to mindfulness for accessing the wisdom, well-being, and wholeness that reside within each of us. Course consists of 3 classes and covers 3 meditation practices: sitting, walking, body scanning. Benefits of practicing mindfulness range from the physical, such as reduced symptoms of pain and lessened insomnia, to the emotional, such as increased confidence and joy. A body scan audio file is provided to each participant for continued practice beyond the course. Intended for adults who are new to the practice of mindfulness, attendance at all 3 classes is required.

Course Goals

  • Recognize the relationship between mindfulness and stress recovery
  • Practice sitting, body scanning, and walking
  • Connect with others new to mindfulness practice
  • Cultivate a beginning practice of mindfulness

Course Outcomes

  • Develop skills for dealing more effectively with stress
  • Experience more presence and joy
  • Improve focus, resilience, and the capacity to recover from challenges

Rebecca Eldridge, MFAYour Instructor

Rebecca Eldridge has taught mindfulness to cancer survivors, people in chronic pain, medical and mental health professionals, the military, lay ministers, and monastics, and was featured giving meditation instruction in two online courses taught by Pema Chödrön: Making Friends with Yourself and How to Live with Compassion and Courage. Before joining the teaching faculty at the Center for Mindfulness, she offered the MBSR course in person and online in Coastal Virginia, and served as a hospice volunteer and co-founder of The Integrative Medicine Community of Coastal Virginia. Prior to her work in mindfulness, Rebecca taught literature and creative writing at Christopher Newport University and worked as an information developer in the tech field.

Technology Requirements

To ensure the best possible experience for all participants, the program relies on video conferencing which has minimum requirements to work properly. That includes having a computer with speakers, microphone, and video capabilities, and a high-speed internet connection.

For the best learning experience:

  1. Review the computer set-up and requirements for the Blackboard Learning Management System 
  2. Run the browser checker for the Blackboard Learning Management System
  3. Review the system requirements for the Zoom online meeting platform
  4. Try out a test meeting
  5. Test your audio and video in the meeting
  6. Watch the video tutorial, "Joining a Meeting with Zoom," below:

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