Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - MBSR Programs
Mindfulness and Meditation Retreats
June - August 2014


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Programs - MBSR - Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Retreats, in Southern California, Orange County, Riverside County and Los Angeles


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Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Free Lecture
Orange County, CA - June 23rd, 2014
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Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion, Free Lecture
Orange County, CA - June 30th, 2014
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - MBSR
MBSR Orange County, CA. Daytime and Evening Classes
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Mindfulness for Business / Leadership
& Workplace mindfulness training

Southern California
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Mindful Eating Workshop
Southern California
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Mindful Self Compassion Course
Southern California
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Residential Mindfulness Meditation Retreats, CA
Weekend Mindfulness Retreat July 18th - 20th, 2014
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Mindfulness Programs, Southern California.


MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction,
Orange County, CA.

Free Informational Session June 23rd, 2014
UC Irvine Campus
FREE Orientation to Mindfulness Practices on Monday, 06/23/2014 (6:30pm) will engage the UCI campus and Orange County community in a discussion on the research behind mindfulness-based stress management techniques, show a video, and walk through an introductory experiential session. Send RSVP to sscim@uci.edu.


"Mindful Eating Workshop"
Saturday, June 28th, 2014 Irvine, CA,


Mindful Eating Workshop
Mindfulness is now being applied with great effect to help people forge a new relationship with their food. Join Physician Assistant and Mindfulness Instructor, Beth Mulligan PA-C, for a day as we explore the benefits of using mindfulness to gain a deeper understanding of our relationship with food. Learn how we can use our awareness to break old patterns that no longer serve us. And learn about the cycles that keep us trapped and get a new perspective on how to take better care of ourselves around food and diet. Our day will include lively discussions, mindfulness meditation instruction and body practices including gentle yoga. Join us as we learn how to harness the mind body connection to help us make better health choices with our eating habits.


Mindful Eating Program Schedule

Saturday, June 28th, 2014.

Program 9:30AM - 3:30PM.

Location: UC Irvine Campus, Details TBA.

Facilitator: Beth Mulligan, PA-C

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Mindful Eating information and Registration

Contact: (949) 824-9278 or email; lmcaula@uci.edu


Mindful Eating Program Opportunities

If you would like to bring a Mindful Eating Program to your community please contact Beth Mulligan for more details:
Call (760) 799-7847 or E-mail, beth@mindful-way.com

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Mindful Self Compassion
Orange County, CA.

Free Informational Session June 30th, 2014
UC Irvine Campus
FREE Orientation to Mindfulness Practices on Monday, 06/30/2014 (6:30pm) will engage the UCI campus and Orange County community in a discussion on the compelling research behind Mindful Self Compassion, and walk through an introductory experiential session. Send RSVP to sscim@uci.edu.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR Classes
Daytime and Evening Classes, July - August, 2014

Monday & Tuesday MBSR Classes in Orange County

We will be teaching the Original Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction "MBSR" Program as devised by Dr. Jon-Kabat Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr Kabat-Zinn's MBSR program is the most widely researched Mindfulness intervention in the world at this point. Our Multi week MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program in Orange County runs for 8 weeks. Two hours per week of experiential session featuring mindfulness meditation instruction and body practices including gentle yoga. There will also be lively discussions on stress and health related subjects. The course also includes an All-Day retreat for a deeper immersion in the lessons and practices of mindfulness, meditation and yoga. Learn how your mind body awareness can be used to promote health and well being.

Monday Evening MBSR
Huntington Beach, July 7th - August 25th


Location: 18800 Delaware Street, Suite 1100, Huntington Beach, CA.

Class Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM.

All-Day Retreat: Saturday, August 16th, 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Facilitator: Beth Mulligan

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Monday Evening MBSR Class information and Registration

Contact: (949) 824-9278 or email; lmcaula@uci.edu


Afternoon and Evening MBSR Classes
Irvine / Costa Mesa
Tuesdays; July 8th - August 26th


Join us at the New Samueli Clinic, 2nd Floor, 1202 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. This new location is Very convenient to Newport Beach, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Tustin, Laguna and surrounding areas. right next to the 55Fwy and 73Fwy intersection in Orange County.

Location: Samueli Clinic 1202 Bristol St, Costa Mesa.

Daytime Tuesday MBSR Program 2:00PM - 4:00PM.

Evening Tuesday MBSR Program 6:30PM - 8:30PM.

All-Day Retreat: Saturday, August 16th, 9:30AM - 3:30PM

Facilitator: Hugh O'Neill

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Afternoon or Evening MBSR Classes

Tuesday MBSR Class information and Registration
Contact: (949) 824-9278 or email;lmcaula@uci.edu



Mindful Self Compassion 8 Week Afternoon Class,
Orange County, CA.

Mindful Self Compassion: an eight week program designed to bring greater ease and well being to your life; offering skills to help you make changes with kindness instead of self criticism.

What is Mindful Self Compassion? MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional wellbeing. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.
MSC can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves especially when we’re suffering—cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and free from suffering.
Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is a shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

In MSC you'll learn;

  • how to stop being so hard on yourself
  • how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
  • how to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
  • the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
  • how to become your own best teacher


  • MSC is a great follow up to any other Mindfulness program (MBSR, Mindful Eating etc.) MSC is not a meditation class, it is a compassion skills building class.

    Join us at the New Samueli Clinic, 2nd Floor, 1202 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 right next to the 55Fwy and 73Fwy intersection in Orange County.


    Mindful Self Compassion Program:

    Monday Afternoons,

    Program 1:00PM - 3:30PM.

    July 7th - August 25th, 2014.

    4 Hour Retreat August 2nd, 2014.

    Location: Samueli Clinic 1202 Bristol St, Costa Mesa.

    Facilitator: Beth Mulligan, PA-C

    Register for Class
    8 Week Mindful Self Compassion information and Registration

    Contact: (949) 824-9278 or email; lmcaula@uci.edu


    Residential Mindfulness Meditation & Yoga Retreats, California

    Weekend Mindfulness Retreat July 18th - 20th, 2014

    Join us for a weekend of Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga practice. Expert teachers to cater for all from beginners to advanced levels of practice. Historic retreat center. Spectacular landscape, Creative workshops, labyrinth, hiking trails, gourmet vegetarian food, saltwater pool and hot tub on site.
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    Mindfulness in Leadership &
    Workplace Mindfulness Training Programs


    • Bring Mindfulness to your business or workplace
    • We offer one off educational presentations on principles of mindfulness or,
    • Weekly trainings, 45 - 120 Minutes duration, Half day or all-day retreats.
    • Mindful resiliant leadership and executive programs
    • 8 Week MBSR* - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - The most widely scientifically researched mindfulness program worldwide .
    • Custom Mindfulness Programs to fit your workplace schedule
    • Addresses issues specific to your type of business and staff.
    • Learn mindfulness techniques to ease tension, conflict and overload in the workplace.
    • Mindfulness and Meditation scientifically proven to improve efficiency and clarity of mind.
    • Mindfulness practices reduce sick time by improving the immune system.
    • Mindfulness is now used by many organizations, including Boeing, Google, Aetna, General Mills, Nasa and the Department of Defence, as well as law schools, medical schools and business schools.

    • Learn more about Mindfulness in the Workplace

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      Residential Mindfulness Meditation Retreats, CA

      Weekend Mindfulness Retreat July 18th - 20th, 2014

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      Mindful Eating Program Opportunities

      If you would like to bring a Mindful Eating Program to your community please contact Beth Mulligan for more details:
      Call (760) 799-7847 or E-mail, beth@mindful-way.com

      Click here to contact.

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      The Mindful Woman
      Program in UC Irvine


      We have just concluded our most recent Mindful Woman program in Orange County. Please sign up for our newsletter to recieve notification about our next program

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      Join us for a highly experiential program, which will teach us to use mindfulness and the powerful Mind-Body connection to reduce stress and enhance our sense of joy and well being.
      Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an evidence based program known to reduce the harmful effects of long term stress on health. While it's true that everyone experiences stress, women have a unique form of stress that comes from taking care of others and putting ourselves and our self-care on the back burner. Over time this takes a toll on us and reduces our effectiveness in the world.
      In this five session program, (4 Tuesday evenings and a Saturday All-Day Retreat) we'll learn mindfulness, meditation and gentle yoga style movement to explore our relationship with ourselves, others and the world, emerging with renewed energy, sense of purpose, and joy in living. When we place self care first, there is much more of us available to give, live and love those around us.
      This program is being offered through the Susan Samuelli center for Integrative Medicine.


      Mindful Woman Program Days: TBA, th - th, 2014.

      Location: UC Irvine Campus.

      Class Time: 0:00PM - 0:00PM.

      All-Day Retreat: Saturday, TBA

      Facilitator: Beth Mulligan PA-C

      For more Information Contact: (949) 824-9278 or email; lmcaula@uci.edu
      or visit the website:
      www.sscim.uci.edu
      Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UC Irvine, CA

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      We will be adding more Mindfulness Training classes and workshops throughout the year so please check back with us, thanks.





      Refund Policy: At Mindful-Way we try and keep our classes very affordable and as a general rule we do not issue refunds.
      However in some cases we offer discretionary refunds (less a % processing fee) in cases of personal emergency or unforseen circumstances up to 8 days before Classes/Events.
      No refund for week-of cancellation or no-show.
























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