Mindful-Way is a mindfulness education, training and program development company. We teach mindfulness-based interventions—including the world-renowned MBSR program—to universities, medical centers, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. We develop and deliver custom mindfulness programs to meet our clients’ specific needs and resources.
Mindful-Way also offers mindfulness retreats, workshops, classes and a range of other mindfulness-based courses including mindful eating programs. We support mindfulness training through our mentorship and individual mindfulness training programs.
Our programs teach people how to cultivate mindfulness to reduce the effects of stress, and to take better care of themselves. This can lead to an increase in well-being, greater clarity and higher performance and improve overall quality of life. Our mindfulness courses offer intensive training in mindfulness meditation, relaxation and yoga style movement, with supportive group discussions. Our teachers are all highly trained and proficient in delivering effective and accessible mindfulness programs.
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a molecular biologist, created the mindfulness-based stress reduction program in 1979 at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He collected ancient healing practices, translated them into modern western language and brought them right into the heart of a major hospital. His goal was to utilize the Mind-Body connection to help people in treating complex health issues.
Mindfulness and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program have been the subject of many clinical studies and has consistently been found to be an effective way to increase awareness, work with stress, boost the immune system, complement traditional treatments, improve performance and overall well-being.
There are now more than 300 programs at hospitals in the US and Europe, and mindfulness is being adopted by institutions and organization throughout the world as a way to help patients, students, employees and executives.
It was featured on the Bill Moyers’ PBS series Healing and the Mind, NBC’s Dateline and ABC’s Chronicle and it is also the subject of Dr. Kabat-Zinn’s best-selling books Full Catastrophe Living and Coming To Our Senses.