The practice of mindfulness, rooted in an ancient meditation tradition, is a challenging and effective way to do something for yourself in a way that only you can do. It is a way of being fully in your life, recognizing the richness and possibility within daily routines, times of difficulty and pain, and times of joy and ease.
Mindfulness is seeing life clearly as it is right now, whether we like it or not. When integrated with attitudes such as non-judging, curiosity and acceptance, this awareness invites us to awaken to the reality of what is actually happening (including the pleasant), accept that it is here, and discern a wise response. Research supports that, with practice, our responses become healthier, kinder, more skillful and creative while less automatic and habitual.
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction—for stress, chronic pain/illness, anxiety, low moods, sleep disturbance, desire for self-care and wellness.
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy—for preventing depression relapse.
- Mindfulness for Undergraduate Students—navigating transitions, studying with clarity and focus, making skillful choices, learning about research on mindfulness.
- Mindfulness for Teens—teens between the ages of 14-18 will be invited to cultivate the practices of being present in their lives and developing the skills of attention, self-regulation of emotion, and responding to internal and external experiences with wisdom and kindness, one moment at a time.
- Mindfulness Graduate Groups—offered to those who have completed any of the above programs, to support the deepening of practice in everyday living.
Our programs are modeled after the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program founded in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
- Upcoming Classes or Groups
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness for Undergraduate Students
- Mindful Teens
- Mindfulness Graduate Groups
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Contact UsBev Klug, MA, LMFT, Director
UI Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242