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Public and Professional Programs Currently Registering

Experiencing Mindfulness

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

Weekly | Wednesdays at 12:00-1:00pm ET

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.

Health & Well-Being Smarts

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

May 2022 | Herbs and Immunity
May 27, 2022 | Register now through May 26, 2022

Join Duke Health and Well-Being’s Deborah Ann Ballard, MD, MPH, as she discusses how herbs can boost immunity and play an important role in maintaining optimal health and well-being. Dr. Ballard will discuss different herbs and their uses as well as how to identify and prepare them.

June 2022 | An Introduction to Mindfulness
June 16, 2022 | Register now through June 15, 2022

Curious about mindfulness but don’t know where to start? Join Duke Health and Well-Being’s Jeff Brantley, MD, for an introduction to mindfulness and learn how this ancient practice can lead to an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations.

Apply and Register for DHWCT

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.
Health & Well-Being Coach Training
Starts June 13, 2022 | Register now through June 10, 2022

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

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

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Distance Learning

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

July 2022 | Starts week of July 11, 2022 |  Registration closes July 7, 2022

September 2022 | Starts week of September 12, 2022 |  Registration closes September 7, 2022

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.

Day of Mindfulness

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

August 2022 | Starts August 20 | Register now through August 17

October 2022 | Starts October 22 | Register now through October 19

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.

The Not So Big Life

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.
September 2022 | Starts September 1 | Register now through August 29!

Sarah Susanka, best-selling author of The Not So Big Life, offers guidance in this weekend workshop to help you identify what’s in the way of living your full potential – right here, right now.

In this workshop, you’ll discover how to inhabit your life completely by listening to what your heart already knows. The end result is greater meaning, vitality, and a sense of being at home in your life, focused not on what you do, but instead on how you are in everything you do.

Mentoring Mindfulness for Professionals

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

September 2022 with Julie Kosey | Starts September 15, 2022 | Register now through September 8, 2022

October 2022 with Jeff Brantley | Starts October 11, 2022 | Register now through September 8, 2022

CEUs available: IACET, JA-AH

Mentoring Mindfulness for Professionals is aimed at encouraging and supporting participants’ personal mindfulness meditation practice, as well as, providing support and encouragement for the development of skills for teaching mindfulness in various settings. 

The mentoring program will provide a space for professionals to share and collaborate regarding challenges and notable insights when integrating mindfulness into their profession. Participants will also share and discuss personal experiences of teaching mindfulness to others. 

Reiki: Level Three

Note:  Sessions are conducted live online via Zoom.

October 2022 | Starts October 22 – 29, 2022 | Register now through October 15, 2022

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.

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The Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being

March 2023 | Register now through January 31, 2023

The Leadership Program in Health and Well-Being is a one-year robust, combined in-person and distance-based leadership development and mentoring program for well-being leaders that teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully develop, launch, lead, sustain, and grow a health and well-being culture across all health care settings.

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