“The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.”
The Mindfulness Movie includes worldwide brain research, discusses the benefits of mindfulness, and
the public’s increasing awareness and acceptance of the practice.
Neuroscientists explain how mindfulness changes the brain in positive ways.
Throughout the film, inspiring people discuss how changing the way we 'see' can change our lives.
The Mindfulness Movie shares heartfelt stories of military personnel and teenagers
using mindfulness to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Research reveals those who complete an MBSR Class gain:
Individuals who want to deepen their understanding of themselves, learn techniques to cope with stress, and live mindfully will benefit from this training. Living mindfully means connecting intimately with the people, events, and situations in ones’ life in a way that improves quality of life, enhances the ability to deal with stress, and enables a richer, more meaningful life.
Insight and Self-Reflection
The five-day MBSR Intensive is being offered in November, see details here.
The next MBSR 8-week class will begin during the fall, date to be determined. Classes meet one night a week from 6-830 pm.
An additional one-day silent retreat is included between the 6th and 7th week of class. Please call to reserve space (see number and email under 'cost'.
More information can be seen on the CLASS DESCRIPTION page on this website (to navigate between pages, click the page you'd like to view, listed across the top of each page) .
Cost: $300. Compare prices (Austin-$500, UMASS-$600)
Please contact us at email@example.com or call 210-391-8000 to sign up for the class.
*Reduced cost offered for military, veterans, and full time students.
What is Mindfulness?
To be mindful is to be fully aware in a given place, time, and situation. To be mindful is to focus on the awareness rather than on the thinking, judging, and interpreting that often accompanies awareness. To be mindful is ‘to be fully aware, in that one moment of time’. With this basic definition, it is clear that any activity can be accomplished mindfully. Yet, it is not easy to be mindful.
What is Mindful Meditation?
When learning to be more mindful during everyday activities, it helps to learn in steps. Mindful meditation is a process by which a person learns to apply their attention to a focus of attention, such as the breath, sounds, sights, and movement. From these practiced activities, a person learns to expand awareness and attention to include other activities, such as eating, communicating, and working. During mindfulness training, participants persistently practice the attitudes of non-judging, patience, trust, ‘beginners mind’, non-striving, acceptance, and letting go. Although the terms may sound foreign, basically they signal a new way of seeing and interacting with the world around you…in a manner than reduces stress. Through mindfulness meditation, one can slowly learn to increase concentration, focus, and insight.
Is it all silent and quiet?
No, it is not all silent, although we have periods of time when we are silent, such as the all day silent retreat. The 8 classes are interactive. During class, you will be taught an exercise, we will do the exercise, and then we will talk about it. It is a very practical way to learn to meditate...by meditating, discussing, and asking questions!
Is it all Meditation?
No, we also talk about mindfulness, the concepts behind mindfulness and what this means to our everyday lives. We will explore how the skills we are learning help to empower us and increase our abilities to deal with the ups and downs within our lives. We examine how to fully ‘be in’ our own lives, so we don’t miss moments while our minds drift here and there. We re-discover through this ‘being’ parts of ourselves that may have become lost in the shuffle of life.
What is so great about ‘being in the moment’?
Being in the moment can give you the ability respond to life and those around you in the way YOU want to, rather than reacting without thinking. It can help you feel more alert, alive, and in control. Research has shown mindfulness can help both the body and the mind (see the list above).
What do we offer?
On the next pages (navigating from the top of the page), you will see that we offer 8-week classes periodically, in San Antonio, Texas. We also conduct 1 hr, 3 hr, and 1 and 2-day workshops
We are offering our first 5-day intensive in the November of 2014!
How can you contact us?
Vitalife Insight Contact Information: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 210-391-8000.
Check out our blog: http://vitalifeinsight.over-blog.com
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
– awareness in the present moment –
- insight and self-knowledge -
- yielding a sense of calm and confidence -
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Valerie J. Berg Rice