Welcome to Mindful Living Programs
Everyone is subject to feelings of unworthiness and inadequacy and sometimes these feelings can become your very sense of self and dominate everything you do.
Living with Your Heart Wide Open offers a way to free yourself from this prison of shame though gentle and wise guidance in mindfulness and self-compassion practices as embodied within Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training.
Give Yourself a Gift for Life. Mindfulness and compassion can help free you from the suffering of social anxiety, fear and avoidance.
"This book is a treasure trove of mindfulness skills and practices!"
Welcome! You will find many resources here to help you cultivate mindfulness and compassion in your life. We offer numerous paths to help you find your way home to yourself and, as Derek Walcott so eloquently says – “love again the stranger who was your self.” You’ll find here access to fully accredited mindfulness retreats, online and “brick and mortar” classes, workshops, mindfulness-based online counseling services, written and recorded media and links to numerous programs that may help you find ease, well-being and freedom from unnecessary suffering.
Mindfulness is the awareness you discover when you are being present without judging and without striving for anything. You may cultivate this kind of awareness with formal practices such as meditation, loving kindness and yoga and with informal practices such as embodying presence in communication with others and mindfulness at work.
On this site you will find recorded audio and video resources to support you in your practice. When you invest yourself in being fully present in your life you can find a treasure within you — it's the treasure of your wholeness and the richness of life itself. Mindfulness is a pathway of healing at the deepest levels. This is a gift that only you can give to yourself but we’re here to help.
I am a licensed psychotherapist and Bob and I are mindfulness teachers, both certified as mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) teachers by the Center for Mindfulness. We have many years of experience in guiding others on this path of awakening to what’s most real and precious in life.
You can learn here about the online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program as well as the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Enloe Medical Center. You can also learn about and arrange for Mindfulness Based Individual Counseling or coaching which is provided at my office here in Chico CA or online via Skype and other online conferencing resources. Guidance is offered to help you personally grow in mindfulness and self-compassion. There's also information about our fully accredited Mindfulness Retreats for medical and mental health professionals, Mindfulness Retreats for Couples, and Mindfulness Retreats for anyone that wants to grow in mindfulness and self-compassion.
You’ll also find here a free-workbook to help you on the “Mindful Path through shyness Program”, references for reading, and a link for individual self-guided mindfulness practices for those that would like to learn these skills on their own. We have helped thousands of people heal and grow in mindfulness and hope that we can also help you.
Upcoming Classes & Retreats