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Personal Well-Being and Professional Programs Currently Registering

Mindfulness in Nature: Exploring the Four Elements

April 2024 | Starts April 5 | Register Now
This four-week course will be an opportunity to come together and practice mindfulness in the beautiful and natural setting of Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the campus of Duke University. We will explore how mindful awareness of and within Nature can be used to facilitate a sense of spaciousness, helping us realize the truth of our interconnection with all of life as it unfolds, breath by breath, moment by moment.

Experiencing Mindfulness

Note:  Sessions are conducted both in-person and live online via Zoom.

Weekly | Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00pm ET (online); Thursdays at 12:00-1:00pm ET (onsite);

Join us for a weekly “taste” of mindfulness. No previous meditation experience is necessary, new participants will learn meditation practices with instructor guidance or experienced meditators can join us in deepening their daily practice in a community environment.  Topics and instructors for each session vary.

Nourish: Fundamentals of Medical Weight Management

Self-Paced Program | Register Now

Explore a self-paced online course that will help you understand how to set and achieve realistic health goals, overcome setbacks, and create the right mindset for long-term lifestyle changes that lead to successful weight management. It combines academic research and real-life insights from doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, behavioral therapists, and other health professionals.

Sound Bath Meditation

April 2024 | Starts April 5 | Register Now
This four-week course will be an opportunity to come together and practice mindfulness in the beautiful and natural setting of Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the campus of Duke University. We will explore how mindful awareness of and within Nature can be used to facilitate a sense of spaciousness, helping us realize the truth of our interconnection with all of life as it unfolds, breath by breath, moment by moment.

Meditate to Wellness

April 2024 | Starts April 23 | Register Now

This program uses mindfulness meditation (awareness of breathing and body scan focused on the skin), gentle yoga-style movement, loving kindness meditation with an emphasis on skin, mindful touch, as well as a workbook with background information and ideas for home practice.

Transform Your Health: Write to Heal

Starts May 7 | Register now through May 4

This workshop is designed to help you discover ways to manage stressful events and upheavals in your life through writing. The act of writing engages internal healing resources that affect mental and physical health. Expressive writing has the power to help you reduce heart rate and blood pressure, minimize stress, strengthen the immune system, and improve your self-esteem.

60-Second Stress Relief

Starts May 4 | Register now through May 1

Join yoga therapist Carol Krucoff to learn “Yoga Sparks,” a series of micro-practices designed to help you find comfort, peace, and joy in your body, mind, and spirit.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Distance Learning

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

April 2024  | Starts April 10, 2024 |  Registration closes April 3, 2024

CEUs available: NBHWC
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a method of using meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress.

In the MBSR Distance Learning course participants “meet” with their instructor and classmates once a week via web conference, from wherever they may be.  This program is designed to deliver the same teachings and opportunities for group learning as our on-site MBSR program to those who are unable to visit our facility on a weekly basis, for reasons of scheduling difficulties, distance, or physical limitations.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

April 2024 | Starts April 10, 2024 | Register now through April 3, 2024

CEUs available: NBHWC
MBSR can help people who are coping with medical problems, job or family-related stress, and anxiety and depression. The majority of participants report lasting decreases in both physical and psychological symptoms. Pain levels improve and people learn to better cope with pain that may not go away. Most people also report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations.

Day of Mindfulness

March/May 2024 | Register now 

Join with those currently enrolled in an MBSR or MBSR Distance Learning course for a full-day meditation intensive. Renew or deepen your mindfulness practice in a supportive retreat environment.

Pre-requisite:  Completion of an MBSR course is required to register for this course.

Cultivating Kindness

Starts March 19, 2024 | Register now!

Learn to step out of the fray and into the present moment with joy that can help you cope with a stress-inducing environment.  Bring meditation practices teaching kindness, compassion, joy and balance into your busy life, helping to cultivate happiness and promote well-being.

Apply and Register for DHWCT

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.
Health & Well-Being Coach Training
March 4, 2024: Registration Open

  • Tuesday section: 9:30am to 12:30pm EST
  • Wednesday section: 6:30pm to 9:30pm EST

CEUs : ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, IACET

CEUs Available: ICF
Become a Health & Well-Being Coach! Acquire the core coaching skills and competencies as you learn to incorporate them into professional practice.

Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

March 2024 | Starts March 10, 2024 | Registration open!

CEUs available: Yoga Alliance, IACET, ANCC, JA-AH, AMA PRA

The Mindful Yoga for Chronic Pain Professional Training is a unique 35-hour intensive course for yoga teachers, physical therapists, mental health therapists and other healthcare providers who wish to explore an innovative evidence-based program that provides lasting relief by addressing the neuroplasticity underlying chronic pain.

Reiki: Level One

March 2024 (In-person) | Starts March 7, 2024| Register now through March 1, 2024
April 2024 (Virtual) | Starts April 12, 2024| Register now through April 9, 2024 

 

CEUs available: AMA PRA, IACET

Reiki, a form of energy healing, is an ancient practice that is used to reduce stress, improve health and quality of life, and support physical and emotional healing. Research suggests that using Reiki as a complementary therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body and mind via the relaxation response. Reiki is accessible to everyone and is easy to learn. Practitioners use specific hand positions, held for a few minutes on or near the client’s clothed body.

Reiki: Level Two

 

March 2024 | March 28-29, 2024 | Register now through March 22, 2024
April 2024 | April 18-19, 2024 | Register now through April 15, 2024

CEUs available: AMA PRA, IACET

Reiki, a form of energy healing, is an ancient practice that is used to reduce stress, improve health and quality of life, and supports physical and emotional healing. Research suggests that using Reiki as a complementary therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body and mind via the relaxation response. Reiki is accessible to everyone and is easy to learn. Practitioners use specific hand positions, held for a few minutes on or near the client’s clothed body. Upon completion of Reiki 2, participants will be able to begin practicing professionally. Reiki 1 from any lineage is a prerequisite for Reiki 2. 

Reiki: Level Three

Note:  Sessions are conducted via Zoom .

April 2024| April 25-26, 2024 | Register now through April 22, 2024

CEUs available: AMA PRA, IACET

Reiki, a form of energy healing, is an ancient practice that is used to reduce stress, improve health and quality of life, and supports physical and emotional healing. Research suggests that using Reiki as a complementary therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body and mind via the relaxation response. Reiki is accessible to everyone and is easy to learn. Practitioners use specific hand positions, held for a few minutes on or near the client’s clothed body. Upon completion of Reiki 2, participants will be able to begin practicing professionally. Reiki: Level One and Reiki: Level Two from any lineage is a prerequisite for Reiki: Level Three.

Tapping into Health: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Practitioners

May 2024 | May 18, 2024 | Register now through May 15, 2024!

CEUs available: AMA PRA, ANCC, IACET

EFT is a mind-body-spirit self-care approach which involves tapping on acupuncture points while repeating emotionally-charged statements that relate to specific health issues, often referred to as acupressure for the emotions. It is an evidence-based method that has been shown in several dozen randomized controlled trials to be effective for a variety of conditions including anxiety, weight loss and food cravings, depression, PTSD, phobias, pain, and other physical symptoms. As a form of energy psychology, EFT addresses the root energetic imbalances that result from trauma and other emotional stressors.

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