6-Week Class, 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 (Fridays, 6:00pm-7:30pm)
In this 6-week experiential training, you will be introduced to scientifically proven mindfulness- and compassion-based stress reduction and resilience techniques and learn how to generate lasting inner joy. Each week will have a main topic where we will explore the concepts of genuine happiness, mindfulness, compassion, caring for bliss, forgiveness, and generosity and then learn various techniques, such as mindful movement, loving kindness meditation, and gratitude exercises, and how to integrate them into our daily lives. There will be room for group sharing and discussions. Participants over 18 years of age will be warmly invited to participate in a research study consisting of the completion of three online surveys (20-30 minutes each) to evaluate the impact of the training on stress and well-being over the course of 15 weeks. For completing all three surveys and participating in at least five training sessions, $30 will be donated in the name of the participant to the Tallahassee Chan Center. Participation in the study is voluntarily.
Trainers: Drs. Myriam Rudaz and Thomas Ledermann
Class size limit: 35
Location: Tallahassee Chan Center, 1310 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Suggested donation (goes to the Tallahassee Chan Center): $100
Orientation session (optional): Friday, 8/26 at 6:00pm-6:45pm
Send questions to email@example.com with the subject “Mindfulness and Compassion Training Question”
Myriam Rudaz, PhD
Myriam is a longtime yoga practitioner and worked as a clinical psychologist and mind-body therapist with people suffering from anxiety, depression, and chronic pain before she joined Florida State University. She is passionate about investigating how mindfulness, self-compassion, and spirituality can reduce stress and promote mental health and well-being. More recently, she introduced the concept of caring for bliss and offers mindfulness and compassion trainings with her husband, Tom.
Tom Ledermann, PhD
Tom is a longtime mindfulness and compassion practitioner. He is a psychologist by training and works at the Florida State University. He co-authored several articles that examine the role of mindfulness and compassion on individuals’ and couples’ well-being. With his wife Myriam, he introduced the concept of caring for bliss and developed a mindfulness and compassion training.