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8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Class with Laurie Hallihan- Beginning on October 13, 2020

8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Class with Alpine’s own Laurie Hallihan begins on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 9PM. (Via Zoom Online)

MBSR is an evidence based program that can reduce stress, manage physical pain, decrease negative emotions, and create a healthier, happier mindset. For more information and to register please visit A collaberation with Dr. Dana Rose Garfin. The cost is $40. Limited time offer: Use coupon code FALLSPECIAL for 50% off! Got questions? Call Laurie at 619-822-0776 or email

Our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course (and other mindfulness programs) are unlike other programs you may have encountered. We help you to cultivate a different relationship between you and the things that challenge you in your life. Specifically, mindfulness helps you access the ability to be non-judgmental, compassionate, patient, present and aware. All these tools are already within you. We just help you access them. Although you have the inner wisdom and resources to change your relationship with stressful events in life, does not mean that you routinely use them. Most of us are on “auto-pilot” much of the day and tend to react without much thought much more than we mindfully respond to the decisions and situations we face. Our courses are intended to develop the innate ability to cultivate mindfulness over “mindlessness”, with which we are all familiar. Quite frequently, the moments of mindlessness contribute to much of our suffering.

Just a few examples are: eating foods that we know cause our bodies distress later; engaging with people that cause us great difficulty or emotional pain; or participating in activities that are inherently stressful, harmful or unnecessarily distracting to our well-being. Mindfulness-based groups have a large and growing body of scientific research supporting their usefulness to address the kinds of problems we have described.

MBSR is an opportunity to rediscover yourself and to access the innate strength you possess. Take a moment right now to become aware of your surroundings, any sensations in your body, the thoughts in your mind and the feelings in your heart. Are you feeling curious, excited, skeptical, nervous, hopeful or bored? Are you aware of physical sensations of tension, pain, warmth or numbness? Can you hold all of the amazing and varied things in your awareness for a moment without having to change them, extinguish them or get lost in them? Can you experience this very moment for the precious, fleeting and beautiful thing that it is? I hope you are inspired to continue your mindfulness journey with Minding the Waves.

We welcome you explore to your inner strength through mindfulness.



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