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Mindfulness Institute Events/Calendar

Our Mindfulness Institute Calendar lists upcoming classes and workshops at the Tampa Center and in Naples and St. Petersburg. Please click on an event for more information or to register. The full FCM calendar with all teachings, workshops and events can be found via this link.


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Upcoming events

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
    • 21
    Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
    A Four-Week Series

    Do you live in your thoughts about the past or worries about the future? Do your emotions often cause stress and confusion? Do you get carried away by dramas?

    Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation is a four-week course designed to support the practice of mindfulness, helping us develop the skills and attention to be fully present to our lives in the present moment, and to touch each moment deeply.  It is intended for those new to mindfulness and meditation, as well as for those who want to review the basics and establish a more consistent daily mindfulness and meditation practice. The course includes basic instruction as well as an exploration of practical ways to bring mindfulness into daily activities.  

     Learning Objectives:
    • Systematically explore mindfulness of breathing, the body and physical sensations through sitting and walking meditation and the body scan practice.
    • Establish and maintain a daily meditation practice.
    • Practice mindful meditation to explore the emotions, thoughts, and  overall awareness.
    • Apply mindfulness to difficult emotions and thoughts to avoid getting caught up in dramas.
    • Cultivate daily meditation and mindfulness practices so that mindfulness becomes an integral part of your daily life.        
    This four-week course will begin on Tuesday, July 11, continuing on July 18, 25 and August 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, in Tampa. The cost is $75 for all four sessions. If you have questions, please contact us at info@floridamindfulness.org.     
    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 6501 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604


    The quality of virtually every relationship in our lives – family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and more – is greatly influenced by how skillfully we listen and speak. For many of us, mindful communication can be a challenge as well as a source of suffering for ourselves and others. Leaning to listen and speak wisely can greatly enrich and bring healing to all of our relationships. 


    Our learning objectives in this workshop are to cultivate speaking and listening with presence and caring, incorporating the following six guidelines of "attune-ment" which have been developed by instructor Angie Parrish in her work in Mindful Dialogue:

    • Aspire to enrich communications and relationships through the practice of mindful dialogue
    • Tune in, letting go of thinking and using mindful breathing to shift into greater awareness of the present moment
    • Trust that we can allow meaningful dialogue to unfold without trying to control the outcome or force an agenda
    • Understand what is arising in ourselves and others so that compassion may take the place of anger or fear
    • Nobly speak, with kindness, honesty, wisdom and an intention for our words to be of benefit to others
    • Empathetically listen to truly hear the other and create space for dialogue and relationship to deepen

    Together, these guidelines offer essential support for awakening amid the rich challenges of interpersonal encounters.


    The workshop will include meditations, instruction, and practice opportunities through interactive exercises.


    The workshop will be held at the FCM Practice Center, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, in Tampa from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 22. The cost is $45. If you have questions, please email us at info@floridamindfulness.org.


    Workshop Leader

    Angie Parrish has been a student of Buddhism and mindfulness for over 20 years. After a 1999 retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, she became a student of Fred Eppsteiner's and a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness. Angie brought the fruits of her experience in mindfulness and meditation into her professional career as an employee benefits consultant for a wide variety of organizations, including many employee training programs. She teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a frequent teacher of mindful living classes.



    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
    • 23

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    8-Week Program Beginning Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

    (25 hours CE available*)


    Do you have a “problem” or “challenge” that causes you to suffer in some way, physically, emotionally, or mentally? Among the difficulties people report when they come to our mindfulness classes are stress and anxiety, chronic pain or illness, depression, relationship difficulties, and more.


    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., is an eight-week program that systematically teaches mindfulness practices and therapeutic yoga to help reduce stress, increase well-being, and support health, healing and personal growth. The weekly meetings help participants integrate the practices into daily life.


    The MBSR program at the Florida Community of Mindfulness includes a free information session and a 20-minute private interview with the instructor before the first class. Attending the informational session is strongly encouraged. The program also includes one all-day session on a Saturday.


    Note: While the class will be held at the FCM Center, it is important to point out that MBSR has been designed specifically to be non-denominational and, therefore, complements any existing religious or spiritual practice (or lack thereof).


    Please visit our MBSR webpage for more in-depth information about our program.


    Advance registration is required. Class size is limited to 20.


    Fee: $285 ($250 tuition + $35 materials fee) before August 25; $335 ($300 tuition + $35 materials fee) after August 24. Limited scholarship funds are available.


    Cancellation Policy: Full refund (less a $30 registration fee) prior to Class 1 on September 24. Nor refunds after Class 1.


    Class Dates:

    Sun, 9/24 - 11/12

    2:30 - 5:00 pm

    All-day session 11/4

    9 am - 4 pm


    COURSE INSTRUCTORS

    Stephanie Bachmann Mattei was born in Florence, Italy, where she earned a Bachelor in Languages and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Stephanie moved to the USA in 1993, when she married her husband. Together they are parenting and educating their three children.


    Stephanie is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and is a Provisionally Qualified Teacher of MBSR through the UC-San Diego (UCSD) Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute. Stephanie lived for over 8 years in ashram and has expansive training in yoga, as well as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification. Stephanie also has extensive training in vipassana meditation and mindfulness practice. She is passionate about teaching and experienced in developing workshops and retreats that integrate communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence with mindfulness. Stephanie is a well published certified Parent Educator recognized for clarity and the ability to make intellectual connections between subjects and topics. She is a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness. She also hold a certificate through Mindful Schools: the "Mindful Educator Essential."


    Angie Parrish has been a student of Buddhism and mindfulness for over 20 years. After a 1999 retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, she became a student of Fred Eppsteiner's and a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM). She is currently the Executive Director of FCM.


    Angie brought the fruits of her experience in mindfulness and meditation into her professional career as an employee benefits consultant for a wide variety of organizations, including many employee training programs. She is enrolled in the UC-San Diego (UCSD) Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute and is a Provisionally Qualified Teacher of MBSR through UCSD. Angie has developed and taught classes on Mindful Dialogue, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Mindfulness and Money Management, and Introduction to Mindfulness classes for both the general public and for employee groups.


    * Florida Community of Mindfulness, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education credits through CE Provider # 50-14766. Total in-class time is 25 hours over 8 weeks. 


    Mindfulness Institute Grievance Procedure

    Mail a statement describing your complaint to: Director of Continuing Education, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604.



    Questions? E-mail us at info@floridamindfulness.org or call 813-237-0746.


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