HEAL TO HEALTH: A MINDFUL PRACTICE TO COPE WITH STRESS                                      

Are you feeling overwhelmed by constant changes happening around you?

Does feeling anxious about the future concern you?

Do you experience significant stressors that are preventing you from making decisions or taking action?

If this sounds like you, establishing a mindfulness practice can alleviate those feelings:

  • It connects you to body sensations that alert you to internal signals and respond with open awareness,
  • It brings consciousness to how your mind and brain function so that you can take control of thoughts and emotions,
  • It embodies calm so that you can move forward with ease in your life.

If you have ever wanted to start a mindfulness practice Heal to Health: A Mindful Approach to Coping With Stress is an excellent foundation to experience a variety of practices in one program.

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally  with acceptance and curiosity

HEAL TO HEALTH is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program established by Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979. He developed it to support people living with chronic stress, pain and illness.

His early research with clients showed that:

  • Stress and anxiety fell dramatically after participating in the eight week program.
  • Lowered their threshold of pain from patients with heart disease, psoriasis, and chronic pain.
  • Subsequently, hundreds of scientific studies have confirmed, mindfulness, mediation and kindness transformed people’s lives.

In addition, this program explores the foundational components of stress theory, stress reactivity and communication by providing coping strategies and tools for managing interpersonal skills and relationships.

Eight weekly sessions plus a Silent Retreat Day include:

The program runs for eight consecutive weeks for two hour segments. At present, all sessions are virtual using the Zoom platform with the use of a web camera on your computer.

It is an interactive process that encourages participants to express their experience at each session.

Session 1

Orientation + Doing to Being

  • Paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally is the foundation of mindfulness.
  • Cultivating curiosity, kindness, and beginner’s mind will bring new awareness
  • Exploring, and shifting of attention transforms change.

Session 2

Perception & Knowing Are Different

  • Delving into the practice and working with body awareness 
  • Exploring another way of knowing and perceiving  shifts perspective of looking outside the box
  • Addressing challenges to your daily  practice 

 Session 3

Being Present

  • Using the breath as an anchor to the present moment
  • Incorporating mindfulness into everyday life,
  • Exploring pleasant experiences
  • Awareness of body sensations and its relationship to reducing stress 
  • Integrating Mindful Movement

Session 4

Stress Reactivity

  • Identifying stressors and habitual reactions
  • Exploring stress: Acute/chronic/internal/external stressors
  • Using Circle of Awareness exercise

Session 5

Stress, Mindful Awareness & Responding

  • Making responsive choices for greater self care
  • Mindful attention to stress reactivity provides a platform to notice and relate to stressors differently without reacting 

Session 6

Stressful Communications

  • Exploring difficult communication styles that are a common source of stress.
  • Identifying communication styles that increase intrapersonal and interpersonal stress
  • Noticing personal styles that bring awareness and choice about how to communicate.

Session 7

Silent Retreat

Session 8

How do I Best Take Care of Myself?

  • Some stressors can be changed, others cannot applying kindness to self
  • Mindful attention can change our relationship to stress and increase choice
  • Integrating mindfulness into our lives and how we relate to the world can increase resilience

Silent Retreat Day

Experience a 6-hour long daytime retreat using the series of meditation practices covered in the sessions. Guided and conducted in silence.

This event can be virtual or in person

Endings Are Beginnings

  • Planning your future practice
  • What you need for supporting your practice: challenges, enhancers, resources
  • Closing ceremony

What People Say......

Rani is a wonderful teacher and facilitator. She is encouraging without being judgemental.  The practice during the session is very helpful, the de-briefs are calming, and the homework is habit building

I came away with knowledge of what mindfulness was and wasn’t and habits and mindful practices that are good fits for me.

- Margie S

                              

Rani is a dedicated and well informed practitioner of all aspects of wellness. Her knowledge is empirical based. IN addition, she really cares

- Wendy L

I came to the MBSR program with no expectations but a lot of curiosity on how I might experience the program. However, I was hopeful that this might be the program that would help me manage my stress and chronic pain. I am happy to report that, while the work continues, my progress to date has been positive. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to those who are looking for an opportunity tio introduce positive change where it might be needed.

- Jane D

Who is this program for....

  • Individuals who experience ongoing stress and anxiety,
  • Living with chronic pain and illness looking for another level of pain relief without using medications,
  • Applying mindfulness to a wellness practice of their own,
  • Wellness practitioners interested in applying mindfulness to their practice with clients
  • Beginners who are curious about meditation and mindfulness.
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Rani Glick is a certified nutritionist, mindfulness trainer and stress management coach. She helps clients develop coping strategies and mindfulness practices to build resilience, reduce stress, and improve their health. Find out more about Rani.

 Connect with Rani at wellness@raniglick.com.
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Multiple Practices

Learn nine different meditation practices and their origins from Buddhist teachings. Discover the depth of mindfulness concepts that provide a strong foundation for a personal practice. 

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Stress Reduction Tools

Gain new tools for reducing stress and how to apply them in different environments.

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Mindful Communication

Evolve your ability to better communicate using positive and calming methods for acheiving effective results.