Our program offers live streaming and recorded group training . Mindfulness training can provide great benefit either as an adjunct or as an alternative to psychiatric medication and psychotherapy.
A New Understanding of Emotional Suffering
Many events in life are painful — but struggling with our own thoughts turns pain into suffering.
When we feel stressed we focus on negative thoughts and feelings. This negative focus is often self-fulfilling because it influences how we perceive and engage with the world. And yet it is possible to train our attention in a different way that frees us from this negative focus. It is possible to influence the mental conditions and neuro-chemistry in which all thoughts, emotions and sensations are formed and connected.
By training a gentle curious attitude of attention to whatever arises, even stressful thoughts and emotions, we can create healthy mental conditions which reduce suffering, enliven neutral moments and enhance pleasant moments.
This is a skill that can be strengthened in just minutes a day.
Changing the Brain
Numerous scientific studies have documented therapeutic benefits for the treatment of depression, anxiety, pain and chronic illness. Mindfulness training can provide great benefit either as an adjunct or as an alternative to psychiatric medication and psychotherapy.
Mark Levine M.D.
Mark Levine M.D. is the founder of Community Psychiatry, the largest private psychiatry clinic in California. With 50 offices and 80 psychiatrists, Community Psychiatry cared for 5000 patients per week.
In 2015, Dr. Levine formed the nonprofit Mind to Mindful to provide mindfulness programs as an adjunct or alternative to traditional pharmacology and psychotherapy.
For the last several years, he has collaborated with senior meditation teachers, researchers, psychotherapists and patients to understand the key fundamental principles and skills by which mindfulness practices reduce stress, depression and anxiety while enhancing happiness.
His course, Managing Mood with Mindfulness, is the result of this work. The course challenges many of the traditional assumptions about mindfulness and offers simple effective skills for reducing suffering and enhancing happiness.
Since 2020, more than 2,500 healthcare workers have signed up to participate in this free course.
Four free 75 minute weekly live on-line group sessions teach the neuroscience and psychology of mindfulness with practical skills to reduce stress, depression and anxiety .
Participants also enjoy the option to listen instead to the recordings each week.
Dr. Levine received his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1976 and an MBA from the University of Michigan in 2000.
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