Mindfulness Practice
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Courses and Events

Below is a current list of Amanda’s courses she will be teaching. Please note, all “More Info / Register” buttons will lead you to an outside website to complete your registration and make your payment.

Mindful Self-Compassion: 8-Week Course with Amanda Votto and Emily Williams

Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT

 

 

CLASS DATES / TIMES: Tuesdays: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10 Half-Day Retreat: Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 1-5pm

IDEAL FOR: All levels, including beginners

DESCRIPTION: Mindful self-compassion is a practice that directly cultivates goodwill toward ourselves, especially when facing challenges. This course combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to promote healing and well-being. While mindfulness teaches how to turn toward our challenges (whether physical, emotional or mental), self-compassion allows us to respond to these challenges with kindness and understanding. This course teaches how to befriend ourselves rather than judge, how to soothe ourselves in times of difficulty and how to to maintain a sense of well-being despite our challenges.

This is the standard eight-week Mindful Self Compassion course developed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Chris Germer, Ph.D., both world-leading experts in self-compassion.

Studies have reported benefits of self-compassion practices, which include less depression, anxiety, and stress, improved coping skills, and greater social connectedness, optimism, and happiness.

In this 8-week course you will learn how to:

  • Handle challenging emotions with greater ease.
  • Quiet the inner critic.
  • Befriend yourself.
  • Relate to suffering from kindness.
  • Transform difficult relationships.

Class Format will include lecture, discussion, guided meditation, written reflection, and small group sharing.

TUITION: $475

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Mindful Self-Compassion: 8-Week Course with Amanda Votto and Emily Williams

Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT

 

 

CLASS DATES / TIMES: Wednesdays January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10 from 9:30am-12pm;
Half-Day Retreat Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 1-5pm

IDEAL FOR: All levels, including beginners

DESCRIPTION: Mindful self-compassion is a practice that directly cultivates goodwill toward ourselves, especially when facing challenges. This course combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to promote healing and well-being. While mindfulness teaches how to turn toward our challenges (whether physical, emotional or mental), self-compassion allows us to respond to these challenges with kindness and understanding. This course teaches how to befriend ourselves rather than judge, how to soothe ourselves in times of difficulty and how to to maintain a sense of well-being despite our challenges.

This is the standard eight-week Mindful Self Compassion course developed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Chris Germer, Ph.D., both world-leading experts in self-compassion.

Studies have reported benefits of self-compassion practices, which include less depression, anxiety, and stress, improved coping skills, and greater social connectedness, optimism, and happiness.

In this 8-week course you will learn how to:

  • Handle challenging emotions with greater ease.
  • Quiet the inner critic.
  • Befriend yourself.
  • Relate to suffering from kindness.
  • Transform difficult relationships.

Class Format will include lecture, discussion, guided meditation, written reflection, and small group sharing.

TUITION: $475

MBSR Daytime Spring 2021

Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT

 

 

MANDATORY ORIENTATION: Monday, April 12, 2021, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

CLASS DATES: Mondays, April, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14
CLASS TIME: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., with the first class extended by a half hour and last class by one hour
ALL DAY RETREAT: Sunday, June 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

DESCRIPTION: Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life. It is a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you – consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life. Restoring within yourself a balanced sense of well-being requires increased awareness of all aspects of self, including body and mind, heart and soul. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is intended to ignite this inner capacity and infuse your life with awareness.

MANDATORY ORIENTATION: As a first step toward enrollment in the Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, we conduct a pre-program Orientation Session before the start of class. This Orientation Session is required of all participants before beginning the program. During this session you will have the opportunity to:

– Learn about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and explore whether it is right for you
– Experience, first-hand, mindfulness methods and approaches you will be learning during the program
– Meet with your program instructor for a brief, informal conversation about MBSR

At the conclusion of the orientation, if you and your instructor discern that the MBSR course is a good fit for you, the balance of your registration is due. If you choose to withdraw, your full $100 deposit will be refunded.

TUITION: $650 for household income of $50,000+
$575 for household income of $40-$49K
$475 for household income of $39K & under

If you would like to retake this course we are pleased to offer a 30% discount to returning students. 
Visit our MBSR page for more details and benefits >

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Mindful Self-Compassion: 8-Week Course with Amanda Votto and Emily Williams

Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT

 

 

CLASS DATES / TIMES: Mondays April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7 from 6:30pm-9pm; Half-Day retreat Sunday, May 16, 2021, from 1-5pm.

IDEAL FOR: All levels, including beginners

DESCRIPTION: Mindful self-compassion is a practice that directly cultivates goodwill toward ourselves, especially when facing challenges. This course combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to promote healing and well-being. While mindfulness teaches how to turn toward our challenges (whether physical, emotional or mental), self-compassion allows us to respond to these challenges with kindness and understanding. This course teaches how to befriend ourselves rather than judge, how to soothe ourselves in times of difficulty and how to to maintain a sense of well-being despite our challenges.

This is the standard eight-week Mindful Self Compassion course developed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Chris Germer, Ph.D., both world-leading experts in self-compassion.

Studies have reported benefits of self-compassion practices, which include less depression, anxiety, and stress, improved coping skills, and greater social connectedness, optimism, and happiness.

In this 8-week course you will learn how to:

  • Handle challenging emotions with greater ease.
  • Quiet the inner critic.
  • Befriend yourself.
  • Relate to suffering from kindness.
  • Transform difficult relationships.

Class Format will include lecture, discussion, guided meditation, written reflection, and small group sharing.

TUITION: $475 : Covers all the expenses of the course and supports others who cannot afford to attend
$300 : Covers most of the expenses of the course
$125: Covers some of the expenses of the course

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Mindfulness is a limitless tool for self-discovery. It is an experiential process, meaning that you cannot just read about mindfulness to understand the process and receive its benefits. You actually have to practice and develop the skill to be present.

 

-- Amanda Votto

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