Opening the Mind and Heart: Healing through Mindfulness

Registration open for Fall 2017: August 16 - September 27

** 13.5 CEUs for Social Workers


student butThe Opening the Mind and Heart course is for individuals who have completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course or the Mindfulness & Psychotherapy course who are looking for ways to expand and deepen their practice.

People who have not taken an MBSR course, but who have a dedicated meditation practice, will find this course helpful as a means of deepening self-inquiry, empathy, compassion, and psychological freedom. If you would like to enroll but have not taken MBSR or Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, please email or call to be considered for this course.

Meditation, reflection, contemplation, and dialogue will be used as methods of enhancing presence and increasing insight. Participants will be introduced to exercises that can be used at home and incorporated into their current practice. The homework each week will reflect the skills learned during the class period. Homework will consist of approximately 45 minutes daily of journaling, contemplation, and meditation.

Methods of self-inquiry will be taught to help expand personal awareness and gain insight into patterns of thought and behavior that often give rise to fear, anxiety, anger, and confusion. Compassion and lovingkindness and forgiveness will be explored as ways to open the heart/mind and strengthen connection with others.

Mindfulness Course Objectives:
1 Strengthen your personnel mindfulness practice.
2. Learn methods of self-inquiry to expand awareness.
3. Explore practices of empathy, compassion, and forgiveness.
4. Work with life-long patterns of reactivity that give rise to pain, fear, anger, and confusion.
5. Examine core beliefs that limit your freedom.

6-Week Course, August 16, 2017 – September 27, 2017

Opening the Heart and Mind: Healing through Mindfulness Atlanta Course Schedule:

The program is offered every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks beginning 8/16/2017 and ending 9/27/2017. We will skip the week of 9/6/17.



Atlanta Location:

675 Seminole Avenue, Suite 103

Atlanta, GA 30307

Instructor: Stephanie Swann, PHD 

Registration & Fees:
Registration should be completed online. Tuition is $525.00




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