About Us

Mind-Body Clinic

Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, on purpose, without needing it to be any other way. In other words, it’s living with an intention, to purposefully pay attention to the present, with an attitude of curiosity and kindness. Living mindfully allows for greater well-being of mind and body. Mindfulness is developed through the practice of mindfulness meditation.

In the Mind-Body Clinic, we offer classes, groups, workshops and retreats to teach and support the cultivation of mindfulness.

Practicing mindfulness meditation can help you:

  • Stress less
  • Sleep well
  • Relax on demand
  • Focus better when reading, writing and listening to lectures
  • Tame your inner critic
  • Develop greater trust in yourself
  • Be less confused and distracted by all the random thoughts that pop into your mind
  • Build resilience
  • Feel good
  • And be well, so you can do well!

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a mindfulness-based program that teaches students skills to manage the multiple stressors in their lives. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and heavily researched, this course combines mindfulness meditation practices, mindful movement, discussion, reflection and a teaching on the application of a mindfulness concept to everyday life.

Each class invites students to step out of the busyness of their lives and discover their inner resources for stillness, calm and resilience.

MBSR Fall 2017 will be offered Wednesdays from 4:15 – 6:45 p.m., September 29 – November 15.

On Saturday, Nov 4, there will be a full day retreat held at the Indian Creek Recreation Area for interested participants. In order to enroll, we require that you attend an information session to see if the course is for you at this time.

MBSR Interest Session

September 20: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
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Slow Down, Eat Lunch: Intro to Mindful Eating

September 27, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Come get FREE LUNCH and explore tips to improve eating habits with registered dietitian, Leslie Knapp and mind-body coordinator, Linnie Vassallo.
Counseling and Testing Center, Room 257
Only 20 spots available! Sign up today!

Let’s Chill!: Four-Week Mindfulness Course

(closed to new participants after the first week)
Mindfulness and meditation are skills that help to decrease stress, increase awareness and concentration while helping to maintain balance through times of increasing demands, change and uncertainty. This course, consisting of four or eight classes, is designed to help students calm and stabilize their minds, manage anxiety and stress and help them live a more fulfilling life. Student who are feeling pressured or stressed are invited to learn these wonderful and essential life skills!

Students will learn basic mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, moving meditation practices and awareness activities that help them cultivate a sense of presence, focus and equanimity. Through class discussions and assigned exercises, students learn to integrate mindfulness in to their daily experience.

October 24 – November 14
Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
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October 24 – November 14
Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
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October 16 – November 7
Mondays at 4 p.m.
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Mindful Mondays Meditation Drop-In Group

2 – 2:30 p.m. in the Mind-Body Clinic
Come sit for a little respite from your busy Monday! This is an opportunity to practice mindfulness meditation. No experience necessary! There is no need to sign up. Just show up. You are not obligated to attend a set number of sessions; however, the more that you practice, the better you are at minimizing stressors. Newcomers please arrive by 1:45 p.m. Just come in quietly and sit if you’re running late. There is an optional session after the meditation to discuss how to tailor the practice into your life.

Mindfulness is a tool that you can use for the rest of your life and in all areas of your life. Let us help support you in building and sustaining a practice!

For more information on mind-body services, contact Lineliz Vassallo, mind-body coordinator at 404-413-1746 or by email.