Mindfulness Programs

In partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network Center for Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an innate human capacity to be fully present, and aware with an attitude of curiosity.By participating in our programs,you will learn what mindfulness is and how it can help you live with more contentment. Mindfulness lets us enjoy and appreciate the wonderful things about being alive that we sometimes miss. It can help us cope with life’s challenges and prepare us to treat ourselves and others with compassion. It is also a foundational skill for effective communication. Mindfulness is like a muscle that gets stronger with practice. We offer a variety of programs to help you to develop these skills and make them part of your life. We talk about mindfulness like we talk about hygiene because, ideally, it is part of every day. Practice presents many moments throughout the day, helping us meet life with joyfulness and resiliency.

Mindfulness in the Workplace (online)

This 45-minute program is designed for busy employees, from educators to health care workers, who want to be able to better manage the stresses of the workplace. You’ll take part in guided meditation and receive tips on how to practice mindfulness anytime during the day, whether at work or at home.  

Open to the community and LVHN colleagues
For LVHN: Available on demand on TLC, “The Learning Channel”
Scheduled by request

Mindfulness on the Spot (currently online)

This 45-minute introduction to mindfulness can be taken as a single class or in a series. It is available on-line presently, (and hopefully in-person in the future). This is an excellent way to emphasize the importance of wellness in general and to support a healthy work environment. Trained instructors will bring mindfulness to your work group upon request.

Open to the community and LVHN colleagues
Scheduled by request

Growing Resilience with Mindfulness (in-person)

This program offers an in-depth experience with mindfulness and self-compassion. The group meets for 90-minute sessions over a six-week period. Participants will practice a variety of formal mindfulness and self-compassion exercises. We discuss their impact as we develop practical skills for use at home and in the workplace. A detailed manual is provided that includes background information and resources for continued practice.

Open to the community and LVHN colleagues
View schedule here

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (in-person)

This is the gold-standard of mindfulness training. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn 45 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this program is the foundation for all mindfulness-based programs and scientific research on mindfulness. LVHN Center for Mindfulness has offered this program for 20 years. The program takes place over eight weeks in 2 ½ hour classes and includes a half-day retreat. Participants are given support to develop their own daily mindfulness practice. Time is allocated to explore and communicate the benefits of mindfulness. A detailed manual is provided that includes background information, enrichment exercises, and resources for continued practice. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, we will again offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reductionin the spring and fall of 2022.

Open to the community and LVHN colleagues
View schedule here