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2022 Fall Mindfulness Training


Mindfulness for Parkinson's

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The stress of living with Parkinson’s Disease can be physically and emotionally demanding. Thepractices of mindfulness & self-compassion can support us in our most difficult times.Mindfulness is paying attention to your present moment experience with acceptance andcuriosity. Self-compassion is meeting yourself with kindness. Cultivating mindful attention andself-compassion will deepen your ability to be present, help you manage challengingexperiences, and create space for wise choices in all areas of your life.


Years of scientific research have shown: 


  • Improves stress resilience 
  • Increases confidence and self-acceptance 
  • Enhances sleep, focus, and attention 


  • Improves ability to handle difficult emotions 
  • Enhances acceptance of self and others 
  • Motivates with encouragement not criticism

You will learn:

  • What Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Are 
  • How perception shapes our experience 
  • Mindfulness tools to work with stress & anxiety 
  • Self-compassion for difficult emotions 
  • To cultivate positive emotions 
  • Several formal practices including: 
    • Sitting meditation 
    • Mindful Yoga 
    • Supportive Touch & Self-Compassion 

Dr. Barbara A. Pickut, MD, MPH, RYT 200 Neurologist, MSU Health Care, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor 

Barbara is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Michigan State University, serving people with movement and memory challenges. She is a certified instructor in MBSR from the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and a certified Yoga instructor. She has been working with people with PD and mindfulness training since 2006

Carol Hendershot, E-RYT500 

Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor, Co-Founder, GR Center for Mindfulness

 Carol has been teaching MBSR since 2008. She has led hundreds of students through the program. She completed training through The Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical School, UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Mindfulness for Parkinsons October 2022

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