Mindfulness Classes – MBSR Orange County CA
Mindfulness Classes – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR Programs, afternoon and evening courses, summer session June – July 2019 – in Orange County, California
8 weekly afternoon or evening classes and a daylong retreat session on Saturday, June 20th, 2019
Afternoons, 2:00-4:00pm Evenings, 6:30-8:30pm
Conducted through the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute at UC Irvine
Mindfulness Classes – MBSR Orange County CA
June 11th - 30th 2019
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Led by Hugh O’Neill
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Join us for this Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR course in Orange County, CA. Learn simple techniques, including Mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement, to harness the power of the mind body connection to de-stress and unwind in a healthy productive way. We have afternoon and evening mindfulness classes, Tuesdays, 2:00- 4:00 pm or 6:30 – 8:30 pm
This is the original 8-week MBSR-Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, as devised by Jon Kabat-Zinn and is designed to teach participants how to understand and work with the mind body connection in order to reduce stress and improve self regulation. The program, which will be taught in the Irvine, Costa Mesa area, provides training in a variety of mindfulness techniques, including mindfulness meditation instruction, and relaxing body awareness practices and gentle yoga type exercises.
Over the 8 week series participants will learn through discussion and exploration to develop an awareness and understanding of stress physiology and the mind body connection. And become proficient in applying a number of mindfulness techniques which they can practice themselves whenever they need, to reduce stress and help with self regulation. Taught by highly experienced teachers who have trained with the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS, the MBSR-Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program is the most widely researched and highly acclaimed mindfulness program in the world. Since it’s inception in 1979, this program has consistently been shown to produce measurable effects in the areas of stress reduction, emotional regulation, pain management, hypertension, immune response, improved focus, awareness and better communication and overall quality of life. Mindfulness is now being taught at thousands of hospitals, universities and medical centers around the world and the principles of mindfulness have been embraced by a wide range of public and private organizations around the globe.
Our Mindfulness program takes place over 8 weeks, with nine sessions total, including a day long immersion, typically on a Saturday. No prior meditation or yoga experience necessary. This mindfulness program is specifically designed to be a great introduction to mindfulness practice and is suitable for people of all levels of ability and from all walks of life.
Hugh O’Neill is co-owner of Mindful-Way.com, and a certified MBSR Teacher and International teacher trainer and retreat leader. Hugh has studied and practiced meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. His many years of creative and management experience in the media industry, including significant time working in international news and documentary production, combined with his intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation programs enable him to skillfully relate the concepts and practices of mindfulness with sensitivity and compassion to a wide range of populations. His experience working in the news business in Ireland and Northern Ireland has given him personal experience with Gun Violence; combined with his training in Trauma Informed Mindfulness makes him a key part of our work with offering MBSR to Survivors Empowered.. Hugh has taught more than 100 MBSR courses and dozens of other mindfulness programs at universities, medical centers, corporations and government agencies including the US Navy. He is the lead instructor on a multi year- multi site NIH study on MBSR for Parents of developmentally delayed children. Hugh has also been a presenter at the International Scientific Conference on Mindfulness, is a regular event speaker, and is the lead mindfulness teacher in a number of clinical research projects. Hugh has trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the originator of the MBSR program, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. He has studied and lived in residence at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center under the guidance of Zen Master Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi, and is Certified as an MBSR teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.