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Jon Kabat-Zinn's 8-week course - Opening to Our Lives

Jon Kabat-Zinn's 8-week course - Opening to Our Lives

Are you interested in learning about establishing a strong, disciplined mindfulness practice and the various ways meditation can benefit your daily life?

Are you contemplating making significant changes to enhance your life? Do you have an interest in exploring the impact of living in the present moment on your life? How can you establish new ways of being in a wise and nurturing relationship to your own life? Mindfulness meditation has been found to reduce symptoms of stress and improve self-awareness of the mind, body, and spirit. If you are interested in an online course with Jon Kabat-Zinn's 8-week course - Opening to Our Lives would be a good fit for you.


In this foundational learning course, the instructor teaches techniques for establishing a disciplined mindfulness practice and explains the various benefits of meditation in everyday life.

 Jon has been teaching these methods through the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School for 40 years. During this time, he has treated over 24,000 people for various conditions, including severe anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

You now have the chance to learn from a highly respected teacher in the mindfulness movement and apply these techniques to your everyday life.

Jon will provide guidance over the course of eight weeks to help establish a more harmonious relationship with all aspects of your life. Whether you have prior knowledge of meditation or not, Opening to Our Lives offers training skills from a highly experienced teacher that serve as the basis for a lifelong practice.

Jon Kabat-Zinn offers over seven hours of audio teachings and additional video content to teach you methods for opening to a lifetime of:

Learn how to navigate day-to-day stress to achieve spaciousness and ease.

Developing heightened resilience can help individuals maintain a sense of grounded presence, enabling them to navigate challenges and setbacks.

Discover scientifically proven strategies for improving physical health.

Everyday empowerment involves actively participating in the progression of your life.

Are you looking for a way to make positive changes in your life? Opening to Our Lives provides a strong framework for achieving that. Whether you are unfamiliar with mindfulness meditation or have extensive experience, Jon Kabat-Zinn is widely regarded as an exceptional teacher of these methods.

This program includes

Through eight sessions, Jon will provide guidance and encouragement for establishing a strong and consistent mindfulness meditation practice, with the hope that it will continue to develop and flourish throughout your life.

There are four previously recorded Q&A sessions with Jon Kabat-Zinn have been recorded, where he addresses past student questions regarding their meditation practice and focuses on their most pressing concerns.

Throughout the course, Jon will provide you with guided practices such as sitting meditations, body scans, and mindful movements that are easily accessible.

The course materials will include written reflection questions and a guide to mindful yoga poses to supplement Jon's audiovisual teachings.

Additional Teachings:

  • The audio session titled "Lovingkindness Meditation" guides you through a meditation practice that helps cultivate kindness and appreciation for the well-being of others as well as yourself.
  • A new video titled "What to Do in Difficult Times" explains how these methods can assist in overcoming the significant challenges we currently face in society and around the world.
  • The two-hour audio program examines the application of mindfulness meditation for chronic pain management.

What you’ll learn

Learn effective techniques to manage daily stress and create a sense of spaciousness and ease in your life.

Illuminate the nature of your thoughts and emotions and their connection to the world and your personal journey through life.

Remain open and embrace the present moment, even when confronted with “the full catastrophe” of the human condition.

Discover the benefits of mindful hatha yoga and movement practices that support overall health and well-being.

You can join Jon Kabat-Zinn in his new 8-week course - Opening to Our Lives - and develop a sense of embodied presence, enabling you to navigate challenges and setbacks wisely.

Learn how to effectively manage stress and anxiety to experience a greater sense of calm and ease in your daily life.

Developing heightened resilience can help individuals navigate challenges and setbacks with wisdom and an embodied sense of presence.

Gain a better understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and sense of self, and how they connect to the world and your individual journey in life.

Learn about mindful hatha yoga and movement practices that promote health and well-being at every level in the Habits for Flourishing program.

Increase self-discipline by creating or enhancing a regular meditation practice that suits your individual needs and desires.

The practice of everyday empowerment involves embracing and accepting the present moment, even when faced with “the full catastrophe” of the human condition.

Gain a deeper understanding of how your personal awareness and choices can positively impact the world, promoting justice, equality, and ethics.

About the author

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is a professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic in 1979. Additionally, he established the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the medical school. He has authored 14 books that are available in print in more than 40 languages, which include popular titles like Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go, There You Are, Coming to Our Senses, and Mindfulness for Beginners. His work has had a significant impact on the integration of mindfulness into various mainstream institutions, including medicine, psychology, healthcare, neuroscience, K-12 schools, higher education, business, social justice, criminal justice, prisons, the law, technology, government, and professional sports.

Who is this course intended for?

  • This course is designed for individuals interested in learning the most effective methods of mindfulness meditation.
  • This course is suitable for anyone looking to make significant positive changes in their life.
  • This course is suitable for individuals at all levels of familiarity with mindfulness meditation, whether you are a beginner or have years of experience.
  • This course is designed for individuals interested in developing a more positive and harmonious relationship with various aspects of their life.
  • This course is designed for individuals interested in enrolling in a transformative course.



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