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CLOSED Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (In-Person)

Michele Pola

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Every semester, Dr. Ann Friedman of The Jung Center's Mind, Body Spirit Institute will lead us on an ever-renewing exploration of the transformative, healing, and calming powers unleashed when we integrate mindfulness practices into our daily lives. Join us – as you can – for Mindful Being.

There's no shortage of stressors in difficult times. This six-week course provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices, with a view to taking the edge off. In the first three weeks, you will learn to ground your mind in your body – through your breath, sound, and body sensations, while still and while moving. The last three weeks offer specific practices for being with physical pain, emotional distress, and difficult thinking. Useful concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are included in the final class.

This program will be offered both in-person and via livestreaming. You are registering for the in-person module. Please click here to register for the livestreaming module.

In-person attendees are encouraged to wear a mask at all times, observe physical distancing guidelines, and to sign a waiver (which will be sent to you before the class begins).

About the instructor

Michele Pola

Dr. Michele Pola started her journey in 2007 into mindfulness initially through Yoga, and in 2017 became a certified Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance at Joy Yoga University. In 2018, she became a trained facilitator through Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at UCLA. Today, she serves as a facilitator/teacher of mindfulness at Mindful Being. Prior to joining Mindful Being, Michele retired in 2014 with 35 years in the public and non-profit sector of education. Dr. Pola is an active member of American Leadership Forum (ALF) and has served numerous professional organizations, both as a volunteer and as a board member. One of her passions, after studying with Mark Coleman author of Awake in the Wild, is practicing mindfulness in nature. Michele offers private mindfulness sessions in nature by appointment through Mindful Being.

General details

Date & time


January 6, 2022
05:45 PM

9 h

Number of sessions

Continuing Education Units

6   View dates


  • January 6, 2022 23:45 Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (In-Person) - Day 1
  • January 13, 2022 23:45 Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (In-Person) - Day 2
  • January 20, 2022 23:45 Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (In-Person) - Day 3
  • January 27, 2022 23:45 Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (In-Person) - Day 4
  • February 3, 2022 23:45 Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (In-Person) - Day 5
  • February 10, 2022 23:45 Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (In-Person) - Day 6



$185.00 USD


$200.00 USD

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