3-Week Class, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 (Saturdays, 8:30am to 12:15pm, with a break)

In this 3-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 two main topics 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, lovingkindness meditation, and gratitude exercises, and how to integrate them into our daily lives. There will be room for group sharing and discussions.

Priority will be given to participants over 18 years of age who identify as a parent or grandparent of a child 17 years of age or younger (must see child a least one hour each week). Free childcare will be provided by FSU graduate students with a background in Family and Child Sciences.

If there are spots left over, individuals over 18 years of age or older are welcome to attend (you can register and sign up for the waiting list).

All participants 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 10 weeks. For completing all three online surveys and participating in all three training sessions, you will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card. Participation in the study is voluntary.

Trainers: Drs. Myriam Rudaz and Thomas Ledermann

Media: https://therapytips.org/interviews/the-difference-between-momentary-and-lasting-happiness

Class size limit: 35

Format: In-person

Location: Tallahassee Chan Center, 1310 Paul Russell Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Suggested donation (goes to the Tallahassee Chan Center): $100

Send questions to tallahassee.chan@gmail.com with the subject “Mindfulness and Compassion Training Question”

Registration closes Monday, May 8th

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.