Mindful Emergence

The Reminding Project draws from evidence-based best practices in mindfulness and leadership to develop core mindfulness skills for leading with courage, compassion, and clarity in a complex world. The core mindfulness skills work together to create conditions for emergent solutions that inspire people, creativity and progress.

Focus

Focus is the ability to screen out distractions and attend fully to the selected task, person or object of attention.

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Curiosity

Curiosity is the ability to maintain a genuine interest and care for the current situation and person, even when the situation or person is evoking negative feelings.

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Awareness

Awareness is the ability to maintain an open and non-reactive stance of witnessing the occurrences in the outer world and inner self, including thoughts, emotions and body sensations.

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Inner Calm

Inner calm is the ability to notice and stay with the reactions and judgments arising with respect to a situation or person with an open mind and not giving in to the urge of reacting based on the arising judgments.

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Compassion

Compassion is the ability to see perspectives, feel emotions, and have a desire to ease the suffering in others and even within oneself.

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Balance

Balance is the ability to see and hold different perspectives including the different mindfulness skills such that one can see if some skills are in excess or deficient, preventing imbalance. Mindful emergence involves a continuous process of balancing the core mindfulness skills for detached clarity and creativity.

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Latest Blog Posts

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01Dec

Mindfulness: What It Is and What It Is Not

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Calendar of Events

Feb
15
Mon
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Starting Jan 25th
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Starting Jan 25th @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

March 5th, Saturday is Silence Retreat from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Mindfulness, A Way of Living Skillfully

Mindfulness is a practice & way of being fully present & alive to each moment with kindness & curiosity


About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Since then more than 100 academic studies have examined the physiological, psychological, and inter-relational benefits of mindfulness. There is much evidence to show the structural and functional changes in the brain that take place after this eight-week program for better focus, problem solving, and empathy among other benefits in the participants.

MBSR is Not

  • Relaxation, although you may start living with more ease
  • Religious, although it could deepen your relationship with your religion
  • Positive thinking, although you may start noticing all the positive things in your life

This Course Includes

View the Mindfulness Handbook

  • This course is an educational program based on experiential learning in a safe environment. It includes:
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching & mindful movement
  • Group dialogue & discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • A small dose of multimedia to support learning
  • Daily home assignments
  • Downloadable audio instructions & a home practice manual
  • A day of retreat on October 24th
  • Ongoing support in private group in MindfulUniverse.com

About The Facilitator

Shalini Bahl has been practicing meditation for over a decade & got her professional training to teach MBSR including Practicum, Teacher Development Intensive, & MBSR In Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
Shalini has a PhD in marketing & has taught MBSR & mindfulness programs to diverse groups including MBAs & corporate clients. You can learn more about her here.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please look up a free intro class in the upcoming classes schedule that you can attend or email Shalini@RemindingProject.com to go over the program if you can’t make it for the intro class.

People taking the MBSR program are required to attend one introduction class or go over the program with me. If you are interested or have questions about this program or other forthcoming programs please contact shalini@remindingproject.com.

Course Fee

$300 to be paid on registration and balance to be paid after the 8-week class based on benefits received and ability to pay. Students need to pay $200 upon registration and balance, if able to pay, after the 8-week class. This is an inspired pricing model to make this program accessible to all and trusts in the generosity of people to pay what they can afford. The sliding scale for the MBSR classes in this area is from $350 to $725.

Please pay Commitment Fee using the link above to reserve a spot for the upcoming class

Parking & Location

Please note that these classes are taking place in our new office, Downtown Mindfulness at 67 North Pleasant Street in Amherst, next to Starbucks and above Monkey Bar Bistro. There is street parking, which is free after 6:00 pm; parking behind CVS on the opposite side of the road and the Amherst public parking garage behind this office that is free after 8:00 pm.

Feb
16
Tue
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Rewiring The Brain For Creativity, Compassion, & Ease

Mindfulness is a practice & way of being such that you are fully present & alive to each moment with kindness & curiosity.

About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Mounting research indicates many benefits including:

  • Enhanced ability to manage stress
  • Greater energy & enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More focus
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal benefits
  • Managing pain

At The Introduction, You Will:

  • Learn more about the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program – the background, science, and how it works
  • Get an experience of the approaches used in MBSR
  • Experience how your mind works on default
  • Meet the teacher and ask questions you may have about mindfulness or this program
  • Find out if MBSR is right for you at this time

Who Is This For?

This free introduction is for anyone interested in mindfulness or looking for secular practices to find more ease in their lives and it is required for people taking the eight week MBSR course to attend the orientation class.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please attend a free class or contact us if you cannot attend. This class is required prior to taking our MBSR Evening class.

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please RSVP using the form below.

Please check the calendar for the next 8-week class.

Please RSVP On Which Date You Would Like To Attend One Of The Free Introduction Classes Using The Form Below

 Yes! Please reserve my place in the next FREE intro class I can't make the FREE intro class at this time but would like to learn more about this program

Select Intro Class Date You Plan To Attend

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

 If you would like to receive information about the classes at Downtown Mindfulness please email Shalini@RemindingProject.com

Feb
17
Wed
Mindfulness Practice Together
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindfulness Practice Together @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Why practice together?

Practicing mindfulness together deepens the practice and makes it more enjoyable.

It provides a forum to discuss your challenges and ask questions related to your home practice.

Join us on the first Wednesday every month to be part of this community committed to living mindfully.

This Wednesday the talk and discussion will be on Living With Spaciousness.

Who can participate?

This group is for people who have taken an MBSR class before. If you have not taken the eight week mindfulness class before, please check out the Downtown Mindfulness calendar for upcoming free intro classes and the full eight week classes.

What is the cost?

Please make a donation based on what makes your heart sing. Every dollar helps to keep this center going.

What will the format be?

We will practice mindfulness meditation for the first 30 to 40 minutes. After a short break the remaining time will be used for discussing a topic relating to practicing mindfulness. You can come for the full session or leave after the meditation during the break.

Because of limited space, Please RSVP by email if you plan to attend

 RSVP Your Spot Now

Feb
22
Mon
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Starting Jan 25th
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction: Starting Jan 25th @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

March 5th, Saturday is Silence Retreat from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Mindfulness, A Way of Living Skillfully

Mindfulness is a practice & way of being fully present & alive to each moment with kindness & curiosity


About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Since then more than 100 academic studies have examined the physiological, psychological, and inter-relational benefits of mindfulness. There is much evidence to show the structural and functional changes in the brain that take place after this eight-week program for better focus, problem solving, and empathy among other benefits in the participants.

MBSR is Not

  • Relaxation, although you may start living with more ease
  • Religious, although it could deepen your relationship with your religion
  • Positive thinking, although you may start noticing all the positive things in your life

This Course Includes

View the Mindfulness Handbook

  • This course is an educational program based on experiential learning in a safe environment. It includes:
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching & mindful movement
  • Group dialogue & discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • A small dose of multimedia to support learning
  • Daily home assignments
  • Downloadable audio instructions & a home practice manual
  • A day of retreat on October 24th
  • Ongoing support in private group in MindfulUniverse.com

About The Facilitator

Shalini Bahl has been practicing meditation for over a decade & got her professional training to teach MBSR including Practicum, Teacher Development Intensive, & MBSR In Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
Shalini has a PhD in marketing & has taught MBSR & mindfulness programs to diverse groups including MBAs & corporate clients. You can learn more about her here.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please look up a free intro class in the upcoming classes schedule that you can attend or email Shalini@RemindingProject.com to go over the program if you can’t make it for the intro class.

People taking the MBSR program are required to attend one introduction class or go over the program with me. If you are interested or have questions about this program or other forthcoming programs please contact shalini@remindingproject.com.

Course Fee

$300 to be paid on registration and balance to be paid after the 8-week class based on benefits received and ability to pay. Students need to pay $200 upon registration and balance, if able to pay, after the 8-week class. This is an inspired pricing model to make this program accessible to all and trusts in the generosity of people to pay what they can afford. The sliding scale for the MBSR classes in this area is from $350 to $725.

Please pay Commitment Fee using the link above to reserve a spot for the upcoming class

Parking & Location

Please note that these classes are taking place in our new office, Downtown Mindfulness at 67 North Pleasant Street in Amherst, next to Starbucks and above Monkey Bar Bistro. There is street parking, which is free after 6:00 pm; parking behind CVS on the opposite side of the road and the Amherst public parking garage behind this office that is free after 8:00 pm.

Feb
23
Tue
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction @ Downtown Mindfulness | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States

Rewiring The Brain For Creativity, Compassion, & Ease

Mindfulness is a practice & way of being such that you are fully present & alive to each moment with kindness & curiosity.

About The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the UMass Medical School to help people learn to relate to whatever is happening in their lives with ease, compassion, & clarity. Mounting research indicates many benefits including:

  • Enhanced ability to manage stress
  • Greater energy & enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • More focus
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal benefits
  • Managing pain

At The Introduction, You Will:

  • Learn more about the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program – the background, science, and how it works
  • Get an experience of the approaches used in MBSR
  • Experience how your mind works on default
  • Meet the teacher and ask questions you may have about mindfulness or this program
  • Find out if MBSR is right for you at this time

Who Is This For?

This free introduction is for anyone interested in mindfulness or looking for secular practices to find more ease in their lives and it is required for people taking the eight week MBSR course to attend the orientation class.

Free Introduction Classes

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please attend a free class or contact us if you cannot attend. This class is required prior to taking our MBSR Evening class.

If you are curious about the MBSR program or would like to explore if this is the right program for you at this time, please RSVP using the form below.

Please check the calendar for the next 8-week class.

Please RSVP On Which Date You Would Like To Attend One Of The Free Introduction Classes Using The Form Below

 Yes! Please reserve my place in the next FREE intro class I can't make the FREE intro class at this time but would like to learn more about this program

Select Intro Class Date You Plan To Attend

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

 If you would like to receive information about the classes at Downtown Mindfulness please email Shalini@RemindingProject.com