UPDATE 4/28/2020: The Online Introduction to Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety is one week away. During this time, we have received several requests from people experiencing hardships due to COVID-19 that are interested in taking our course, but are unable to cover the cost. We feel it is our obligation to provide this education for everyone who needs it, because of this we have decided to remove the cost barriers and offer this program for free.
Learn the theory and application of mindfulness skills, focused on easing stress and anxiety. Perhaps now more than ever, we can benefit from combining the ancient practice of meditation with modern techniques from the fields of psychology and neuroscience to cultivate resilience and peace. This class will teach specific methods that you can employ to calm your nervous system, change your outlook, and reduce overwhelm. We will focus on acceptance and compassion in the spirit of developing love for self, life, and all beings. Whether a curious beginner or seasoned practitioner, this class creates an opportunity to pause and be held in community as we humbly explore our individual experiences; moment by moment, together.
Eliza Carlson is a master’s level licensed mental health counselor and certified nutritionist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Bastyr University where she later spent four years as adjunct faculty. She completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Training Program with Bob Stahl, PhD who collaborated with Jon Kabat-Zinn to develop the widely researched MBSR program that is being offered in medical and private institutions of health all over the world.
Eliza practices the recommendations she gives to others in her own life and has undergone intensive study of Vipassana meditation. In addition to a daily meditation practice, she has completed over four months of silent meditation retreats in Washington, California, Massachusetts, Burma, and Thailand. As a counselor, she commonly helps her clients through anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma recovery, relationship struggles, grief and loss, self-inquiry, and personal evolution.
In Eliza’s words “With all of my heart I believe we are in this thing together. The work that we each do to understand ourselves more; to learn to love and honor ourselves, each other and the earth more; and to develop compassion for all beings is the most selfless and respectable goal to undertake. Thank you for the work you are doing. Keep it up, and I will keep up mine.” For more information about this instructor go to: www.SoundMindfulnessGroup.com