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Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction (Hybrid)

Michele Pola

Event details

There’s no shortage of stressors in difficult times. This six-week series 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 and experience grounding (focusing) your mind in your body – through breath, sound, and body sensations, while in stillness and while moving. The last three weeks offer specific practices for being with physical pain, emotional challenges, and difficult thinking. Join us as we explore the benefits of mindfulness practices: decreases in stress and anxiety, improvements in attention and the ability to regulate our emotions and behavior, and increases in our general well-being.

This program will be offered both in-person and via livestreaming. Please use the registration form to select which way you plan to participate. If you register to attend online, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!

This class will NOT be recorded.

All times are CDT. Please contact with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

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


Five Tuesdays
Oct 18 - Nov 22
5:45 - 7:30pm CT
No class Oct 25

8.75 h

Number of sessions




$175.00 USD


$190.00 USD

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For more than sixty years, The Jung Center has served as a nonprofit forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and spiritual topics. Our mission is to support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression, and psychological insight—individually, in relationships, and within the community. The Jung Center provides pathways to find deeper meaning in everyday life.

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