The MLP Foundations Course combines the practice of meditation and the practical application of mindfulness in daily life. Our goal is to help you to live your life with attention and intention, cultivating the skills that empower you to make healthy choices that are in alignment with your values and are meaningful to you. The course is designed to be practical, universal and very accessible, allowing anyone, with or without a background in mindfulness to participate. Everyone can benefit from mindfulness, regardless of their cultural, economic or spiritual background.
The Mindfulness Foundations Course is much more than a mindfulness meditation course, it is an intensive mindfulness program that integrates four key areas of mindfulness:
Attention– Developing attention skills through meditation training.
Wisdom – Understanding one’s biases, labeling, projection and pre-judgment. Increasing emotional intelligence and learning to respond rather than react.
Values – Living a meaningful life. Developing healthy habits and responses that are in alignment with one’s personal values.
Open heart – Developing healthy relationships and connections. Cultivating skills of compassion, loving-kindness, empathic joy and equanimity.
In order to live a meaningful life with attention and intention, developing the freedom to live consciously, the curriculum focuses on training the mind and cultivating the ability to make healthy choices that are beneficial to the life you want to live. This course consists of lecture, meditation, small group discussion, journaling, and short video presentations. Our teachers create a safe environment for participants to explore their own values and learn to apply practices to live in alignment with them.
- 20 hours of engaging in-person class
- Foundations Course Companion Journal
- Downloadable guided meditations
- Daily practice guide
*Continuing Professional Development (CPDs) credits may be available for social workers, therapists, and substance abuse counselors.
*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for teachers and other professionals.
Please contact us to inquire about credits being offered for a particular course.
The course is offered to general audiences as well as to specific audiences such as educators, mental health professionals, recovery professionals, wellness programs and more.
The is nothing esoteric about Mindfulness. We teach it from a secular viewpoint. Anyone regardless of cultural background, faith, religion, spiritual belief can benefit from developing a mindfulness practice 😊