Making accessible and affordable the world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Miami Mindfulness offers the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program and other Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI’s).
These programs are based on the work pioneered in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, scientist, author and world-renowned mindfulness meditation teacher. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, as well as founder and former director of its Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic.
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A SPRING RENEWAL HERALDING THE NEW BEGINNING OF EACH MOMENT
Special Invitation to Sit in the Wisdom and Words of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Sitting Together Heart to Heart for Ukraine and the World” with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn was recorded on Saturday, March 12th. This gathering nourishing the heart and soul of mindfulness practitioners and teachers from around the world was hosted by Anne Twohig, Founder, Centre for Mindfulness Ireland, Bob Stahl, Carolyn West, Ted Meissner, and Tony Maciag.
Recent Mindfulness Videos & Recordings You Might Find Educational or Inspiring
Welcoming Allan Goldstein (https://mbsrmentorship.com/)former Managing Director of the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI),now at “Views From The Field” featuring Allan’s Mindful Teacher Community Live episodes held weekly on Sundays. In this April 10th session with Valerie York-Zimmerman, Certified MBSR Teacher at Miami Mindfulness and Teacher/Trainer for UCSD’s M-B Professional Training Institute, Allan hosts a conversation with Valerie about teaching mindfulness to adults, children and teens, as well as fostering mindfulness & resilience in our communities and schools.
‘Clearing the Stage’ Podcast Episode 8
Introducing Carson Marshall, an amazing violinist at the New World Symphony on Miami Beachand Founder of “Clearing the Stage,” through which he is bringing mindfulness meditation into the concert hall, has just completed a wonderful new offering. “Episode 8” features Carson on the violin and Umer Piracha singing a folk song from his hometown where the great poet Rumi lived. Umer is a classically trained singer and translator of ancient Sufi mystical poetry and music from the Royal Courts of 14th Century India. The singing and music rise like a magnificent wave reaching for the heavens. Valerie York-Zimmerman leads a guided sitting meditation to prepare you for a “deep listening” and mystical experience. To listen to CTS Episode Eight, visit ClearingtheStage.com
Mindfulness and Adverse Childhood Experiences
Video from ‘Resilience’ – The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope event featuredthe award-winningdocumentary about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and was followed by panelists discussing “wise actions” we can take to foster resilience and mindfulness in our beloved communities. It was held March 12th at Gables UCC.
Miami Mindfulness programs benefit adults, teens and children. These programs improve wellbeing and reduce stress-related physical, psychological and emotional symptoms.
Miami Mindfulness programs are taught by founder Valerie York-Zimmerman. She is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
New: In-Depth, Sustainable Mindfulness Training for Educators, Clinicians, and Other Professionals Teaching Children and Teens. Taught by Valerie York-Zimmerman, this 12-week training is intended for those who have already completed the MBSR Program, MBCT Program, or equivalent training. More information here.
Taught by Valerie York-Zimmerman. The internationally acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) for adults was created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. MBSR is an evidenced-based, experiential, group training that teaches mindfulness-based practices and skills as a health intervention. More info… Continue reading “Programs”
TESTIMONIALS from participants in the inaugural Inner Journey Teacher Training:
“The Inner Journey TT has been a truly wonderful, rich, inspiring journey. It, very effectively, blends traditional Mindfulness practices, NVC, Inner Child work, etc., with current research on Childhood Trauma. Valerie brings her passion, conviction, clarity, knowledge, and compassion to each class. Above all else, the training encourages and nourishes an attitude of kindness, compassion, understanding and mindful awareness towards our children and young people. The course offers a profound opportunity for deep self-inquiry and healing. I would highly recommend this course to anyone working with children and young people in any setting.”
“The Inner Journey Teacher Training (IJTT) is an incredible opportunity to learn tools, practices, and ways to teach mindfulness to children and teens. Valerie York-Zimmerman is a knowledgeable and caring teacher trainer whose passion for this work is evident. She brings her years of experience practicing, teaching, and training teachers into every class.
IJTT gives participants a broad understanding of how they can bring mindfulness to children and teens of all backgrounds. The program is an effective blend of science, practice, and inquiry. It covers foundational mindfulness practices and principles and more up-to-date topics such as trauma-sensitive awareness, social-cultural effects, and compassionate communication skills.
This training is a wonderfully rich experience thanks to Valerie’s clarity, authenticity, and potency and the community of like-minded learners that support each other. I highly recommend this training for novice or experienced mindfulness teachers that would like to dive deeply into what it is like to bring mindfulness to our youth. “
“I’ve been a student of Valerie since 2018 and joined her Inner Journey Teacher Training to not only deepen my own practice but also to learn trauma-informed practices to teach mindfulness to kids and teens. What I loved is that we didn’t only learn tools and practices. We also dove deep into challenging conversations of our times so we can speak and honor our truth. I admire Valerie’s authenticity and embodied presence in each class. I feel the Inner Journey TT program is an essential course to take for Mindfulness Teachers and practitioners who want to bring mindfulness into schools and communities.”
– Frances Lacuesta Senior Deployment Specialist (Wunderman Thompson Data), MBSR Teacher-in-Training, Owner of Mind Body Heart Mindfulness Continue reading “Testimonials”
About Valerie York-Zimmerman
Valerie York-Zimmerman has been a teacher and tireless advocate for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in South Florida since 1998 and 2002, respectively. Valerie received her training from and was certified to teach MBSR by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, where MBSR was pioneered by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979.