Learn, Grow, and Heal
Jeanne Vargas and Mindfulness in EveryDay Living.com returns to online community to inspire, guide, teach, and connect people, ideas, wisdom, and resources to help transform lives toward greater awakening, abundance and joy.
If you want to learn how to manage anxiety, cope with chronic health conditions, and depression, Jeanne Vargas Mindfulness in EveryDay Living.com offers training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery and a support group sangha online.
Jeanne Vargas is a teacher and mentor in the awakening of individuals to their true potential and alignment to reach their highest purpose.
Teaching MBSR, Jeanne's participants learn to use mindfulness practices to build-up and fortify the strength to face and embrace the enormity of their own life experience.
CHRONIC PAIN AND ANXIETY COMMUNITY SANGHA
Overwhelming stress, anxiety, grief and loneliness is a serious problem
during the COVID-19 Pandemi. Facing the realization that we must create a new normal life we set our intention to live a well-balanced life, have a higher quality of living, and better health. Our online mindfulness meditation classes and the Chronic Pain and Anxiety Community Sangha offer the positive side effect of meeting new friends and acquaintances who can offer new lens and perspectives to the problems and challenges, the ups and down in life, we all may experience.
When we're caught up in the business of adjusting to life as it is, yet we can easily lose sight of what's most needed in the moment. It becomes easy to feel overwhelmed, and we may add to our own suffering.
We invite you to join us on our weekly sessions to cultivate spaciousness in your mind and body, explore "on-the-spot" practices that help us discern what's called for when we find ourselves stuck in automatic reactivity. Learn to practice responding skillfully, even when life is moving fast or in unexpected directions, and develop cognitive and emotional"muscle memory."
Jeanne offers a weekly mindfulness meditation session online via Zoom to support the community as we manage the challenges of living with chronic illness during the pandemic.
Jeanne encourages everyone to take advantage of the access to the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes offered online via Zoom.
Learn practices and tools to build resilience and strength, and stay grounded and centered.
We are in this together, and you are not alone.
Jeanne is offering two programs for you to participate in:
Beginning Fall/Winter 2022:
MINDFULNESS BASED CANCER Recovery Sessions - If you have received a cancer diagnosis, you know the emotional toll it takes on you. Research shows that if you learn how to manage your stress and anxiety, you can improve your quality of life and become an active participant in your own recovery and survivorship.
Created by leading psycho-oncologists, the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) program is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a therapeutic combination of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and simple practices designed to let go of fears and concerns and focus on getting well. To help you stay grounded and centered, we are offering free online programming via Zoom. You will receive the value of human connection and learn mindfulness practices and tools to help you navigate these difficult times.
This program will be offered in the Fall/Winter 2022.
AVAILABLE CLASSES NOW: MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION Program, the trauma sensitive MBSR training program is an alternative and complementary program that augments medical and behavioral health care plan. The goal is to have balance in your life, a better quality of living, better health, and the ability to find joy in living. Jeanne Vargas offers the trauma-sensitive approach to teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
This program is:
- A challenging and effective practice of engaging in your life with curiosity and care.
- Designed to introduce Mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress, and developing greater balance, ease and fuller participation in your life.
- Invites people to be active participants in caring for themselves, using their internal resources to cultivate health and well-being.
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is offered throughout the world in medical institutions, educational settings, businesses, the military and correctional systems. Scientific research supports the benefits of mindfulness practice.
NOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME VIA ZOOM! Research suggests that mindfulness practice can positively affect stress resilience, physical and mental health, academic skills, self-regulation of emotional reactivity, interpersonal skills, general well-being and happiness.
Some reasons people come to the group include, but are
not limited to:
Intentional, present-moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps you experience whatever is happening in your life as it unfolds with curiosity, non-judgment attention, and compassion for ourselves and others.
Engaging with your life in this manner helps you become more skillful and creative in your responses, while gaining insight into how to free ourselves from habitual patterns of reacting such as anxiously anticipating the future, chronically focusing on the past, or just going through the motions of living, missing what is actually occurring right now, including when things are pleasant and joyful.
Focusing on what is happening right now, cultivated by the practice of mindfulness meditation, enables you to wake up to the pleasures in your life and enhances your ability to tap into your wisdom and internal resources in difficult times.
The practice of mindfulness is accessible, universal, and can be practically integrated into your everyday living. he program is modeled after the well-known Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. in 1979.
Jeanne Vargas teaches the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cancer Recovery Program in northwest Illinois since 2016. In 2017, Jeanne founded the Mindfulness Institute NW Illinois nfp in 2017 . She taught the eight-week MBSR program at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Sterling in January 2016. Jeanne began offering weekly mindfulness meditation sessions to the public in the lower level of the United Way of Whiteside County in Sterling, Illinois in Spring 2016 . In 2018, Jeanne opened a Center for Mindfulness in Rock Falls. The need for online classes. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Center for Mindfulness is currently closed. Weekly sessions for Chronic Pain and Anxiety Community Sangha and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program online classes are offered via Zoom.
Jeanne A. Vargas, MA
Mindfulness in Every Day Living.com
804 E Humphrey Avenue
Rock Falls, Illinois 61071
Do you drive your car to the store or to work and have no memory of the journey because you are so lost in thought?
Do you often lay awake at night anxiously worrying about the things you need to do the next day, wondering if you'll be able to accomplish them at all, let alone well enough?
Perhaps you feel burdened with a sudden or chronic pain or illness. Maybe you are stuck trying to think your way out of depression, anxiety or addiction.
Do you have a nagging feeling that there should be more to life than checking things off the "to do" list, going through the motions of living?
Are the ways that you react to strong emotions such as anger, fear or sadness causing more problems for you and your relationships than the feelings themselves?
It may be you are someone who is basically healthy, happy and grateful for the many gifts of life and you want to continue to foster this attitude. The MBSR Program will show you how to integrate mindfulness into your life.
Are you ready to learn how to cultivate lifelong tools that will help you maximize your life, even when facing stress, illness and pain? The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program is for you! Throughout the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program you will be consciously and systematically working with the challenges and demands of your everyday life. Your instructor will create a safe and supportive environment for this work and learning through:
If you want to learn how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind - and if you are willing to actively engage in your own health and well-being, we welcomes your participation in the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR).
Each class is a combination of practice, instruction and group discussion in a supportive environment. Our instructors has years of experience practicing and teaching mindfulness and comes from professional fields that include education, medicine and mental health.
The MBSR Program is committed to intentionally welcoming people of all races, faiths, ethnic backgrounds, gender expression and sexual orientation. Financial assistance is available upon request.
Mindfulness meditation is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than withdrawing from the world, mindfulness can help you enjoy it more fully, effectively and peacefully.
See REGISTRATION page to register the MBSR Programming session date and times.
YOU MUST BE WILLING TO
MAKE A STRONG COMMITMENT
ATTEND ALL CLASSES and
practice daily home assignments
for eight the length of the program
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