mindful

Webinar on Mindful Touching as a Means of Comfort

In this session, Irene Smith presents mindful practices of self-touch to nurture and support you in times of difficulty and uncertainty. Mindful Touching as a self comforting tool can be grounding, centering and nurturing as well as easily integrated into any daily routine.

Touching Moments: The Therapeutic Power of Touch

March 21, 2020 (9:00am - 6:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
San Francisco School of Massage - 475 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA
$175 general admission

Through lecture, discussion, personal reflection in both group and dyad exercises, participants will have the opportunity to discover and define the impact of touch as it pertains to daily caregiving. This course is for professional and family caregivers, doulas, and anyone thinking they may be in a caregiving relationship in the future. No need for previous touch training for personal integration of this day.

Instructor: Irene Smith

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Mindful Family Caregiving Course

December 14, 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
1161 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94102
$160 Benefactor / $130 Standard / $90 Student/Accessibility

Our Mindful Family Caregiving Course helps family caregivers find support and community, and shares resilience-building tools to improve their care experience.

Instructor: Roy Remer

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Learning More About Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation don’t have to be complicated. Our advice: start small, with a few moments daily where you mindfully follow your breath, and grow from there. Below are some resources to support you on your journey.

Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Created by meditation teacher Dr. Danny Penman, and Clinical Psychology Professor Mark Williams, this website gives a simple overview of mindfulness and provides resources and apps for those who want to explore further.

Full Catastrophe Living

Written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this book offers a step-by-step introduction to the practice of mindfulness and how to cultivate mindfulness in the face of stress, pain, and illness. You can find videos of Kabat-Zinn’s meditation teachings on his website. 

Insight Timer

This free app has guided meditations, a timer, and the option to show who else across the globe is meditating at the same time as you are.

Headspace App

This meditation app offers a free a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.

SF Zen Center

The SF Zen Center has in-person beginner’s introductions to meditation while also sharing videos of talks and teachings online.

Upaya Zen Center

Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers daily Zen meditation, weekly dharma talks, and programs on Buddhist teachings, art, neuroscience, and social engagement. The center also provides professional training for end-of-life-care and Buddhist chaplaincy.

Grief and the Holidays

November 23, 2019 (10:00am - 4:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
1161 Mission St, San Francisco CA
$75 Benefactor / $50 Standard rate / $25 Student/Accessibility

An opportunity for mindful grief support for those who have experienced a significant loss in their life.

Instructor: Hephzi Plotkin

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