Jeanne Vargas and the MINDFULNESS INSTITUTE NW ILLINOIS

Our Story

 

Meeting the highest standards for teaching Jeanne A. Vargas offers Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Cancer Recovery online classes and individual online sessions via Zoom that are designed and delivered with the attention to build and fortify strengths participants already have, teaching self-actualization and empowerment to improve work performance, adding clarity and focus, and awakening individuals to a deep connection and meaning, abundance and joy in life. 


Jeanne A. Vargas and the Mindfulness Institute NW Illinois nfp supports individuals  and organizations to develop mindfulness, clarity, wisdom, compassion and inner sustainability through the study and practice of mindfulness in everyday living. In our Mindfulness programs participants learn to use mindfulness as a vehicle for active learning of how to face and embrace the enormity of their own life experience. Participants learn to use mindfulness practices to build-up and fortify the strengths they already have. They learn to do something for themselves that will improve their health and wellbeing, both physical and psychological. 


Through teaching and training, Jeanne is dedicated to bringing awareness to those in our community and beyond, providing training and resources on the practice and benefits of Mindfulness Meditation, while meeting the highest standards teaching the Mindfulness-Based Intervention, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Our Mindfulness Meditation Program is focused on helping to foster  better health, quality of life, and balance and well-being.

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About Us

Mindfulness Institute

The Mindfulness Institute NW Illinois nfp is founded on the belief that mindfulness, the nonjudgmental and clear awareness of one's experience, enables one to use the wisdom of the body and mind to face stress, pain, and illness. The Mindfulness Institute is a mentor and leader in the awakening of individuals and organizations to their true potential and alignment with their highest purpose, that all may live with a deep connection and meaning. We inspire, guide, teach and connect people, ideas, wisdom and resources to help transform lives toward greater awareness. 


Jeanne A. Vargas emphasizes a non-sectarian approach to mindfulness that draws on contemplative practices from a variety of religious and philosophical traditions. Jeanne's inclusive and safe educational environment fosters the training.  


The training programs Jeanne A. Vargas and MINWIL offer supports individuals and organizations in developing mindfulness, clarity, wisdom, compassion and inner sustainability through study and practice of mindfulness in everyday living. The participant in our program is not passive recipient of support and therapeutic advice. Rather participants learn to use mindfulness as a vehicle for active learning how to face and embrace the enormity of their own life experience. Participants learn to use mindfulness practices to build-up and fortify the strengths they already have. They learn to do something for themselves that will improve their health and wellbeing, both physical and psychological.

Our History in NW Illinois

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has been offered by Jeanne Ann Vargas, MA, in NW Illinois and surrounding areas since January 2016. 


It is sponsored by the Mindfulness Institute Inc. and is modeled after the well-known program developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.

About The Teacher

JeAnne Schneider Vargas, MA BSW, MBSR Teacher

JeAnne Schneider Vargas is a graduate of the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed post graduate study in Education at Northwestern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.  Jeanne completed foundational studies and mentorship in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts (CFM) and the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD)  Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MB PTI). Practiced and skilled at creating a safe learning environment, Jeanne will teach you to use tools and practices to respond rather than react to life's most difficult challenges, and to integrate mindfulness into your everyday living. Jeanne is a member of the Illinois MBSR/MBCT Teachers Consortium.  





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