Mindfulness Course

Research shows that practicing mindfulness improves mental and physical health, cultivates compassion, deepens relationships, and reduces negative emotions. By living life in the moment and paying attention to thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that are often ignored, you can train the brain into healthy patterns that improve quality of life.

Mindfulness practice reduces burnout in healthcare professionals by allowing them to manage stress more effectively. In addition, those trained in mindfulness techniques can better help their patients cope with negative emotions, anxiety and stress in a healthy, positive way.

Awareness-Based Mindfulness: The Practice of Presence

Clinical Applications for Anxiety & Depression

Positive psychology literature is filled with clinical evidence of how a mindfulness can effectively manage moods and enhance life success and experience.

During this 1 day, 6 hour course, you will learn:

  • How mindfulness and neuroscience combine to unlock hidden strengths and the power of intentionality
  • Solution-oriented interventions that will help clients rewire their brains, more effectively regulate emotions, and manage daily stress
  • Practical and creative methods for quickly shifting clients’ anxiety and depression in positive directions
  • How to use breath to regulate the brain and body

Instructor Gina Purl is an Advanced Certified Rolfer® with a certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology and trainings in multiple somatic modalities, including yoga. Bridging the Rolfing® structural integration model of the embodied Line with the IPNB triangle of integration, Gina Purl blends her her interdisciplinary roots to facilitate understanding of mindfulness in working with clients. 

Foundations in Mindfulness: Empowering You & Your Clients

Experience key components of the evidence-based, 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The course will provide didactic and experiential education to create a foundation for mindfulness practice to support you and your clients.

What to Expect

Positive psychology literature is filled with clinical evidence that mindful awareness practices (MAP’s) improve mental and physical health, cultivate compassion, deepen relationships, and reduce negative emotions. By applying MAPs, you can train the brain into healthy patterns to improve the quality and experience of life.

Learn how mindfulness and neuroscience unlock hidden strengths and the power of intentionality. With these solution-oriented interventions, you will help clients rewire their brains and more effectively regulate their emotions and manage daily stress.

Instructor Nara Luy is Licensed Psychologist who focuses on mindfulness-based approaches. Nara holds a PhD in Psychology from OHSU, an MS in Management & Leadership from Oregon Graduate Institute/OHSU, and started her career as an Engineer.

You will learn about

  • Brain neuroscience and mindfulness meditation
  • Biochemistry of stress reactivity and stress response
  • Both Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs), engaging in direct experience and application of these practices

About the Instructor.
Surja Tjahaja holds a MBA degree from the University of Southern California. He is especially interested in how meditation promotes neuroplasticity and healing. A BRAINET board member (associated with OHSU), Surja draws upon scientific understanding in his teaching as well as his 19 years of meditation practice and chaplaincy experiences. He currently teaches meditation in the Portland, Oregon area in the cities of West Linn, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie and Oregon City.


Upcoming Courses

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For more information, please email Amy Evans at amy.evans3@pcc.edu or 971-722-6672.