Mindfulness Programs

In partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network Center for Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an innate human capacity to be fully present, and aware with an attitude of curiosity.By participating in our programs,you will learn what mindfulness is and how it can help you live with more contentment. Mindfulness lets us enjoy and appreciate the wonderful things about being alive that we sometimes miss. It can help us cope with life’s challenges and prepare us to treat ourselves and others with compassion. It is also a foundational skill for effective communication. Mindfulness is like a muscle that gets stronger with practice. We offer a variety of programs to help you to develop these skills and make them part of your life. We talk about mindfulness like we talk about hygiene because, ideally, it is part of every day. Practice presents many moments throughout the day, helping us meet life with joyfulness and resiliency.

Mindfulness on the Spot (online)

This 45-minute introduction to mindfulness can be taken as a single class or in a series. It is available on-line presently, (and hopefully in-person in the future). This is an excellent way to emphasize the importance of wellness in general and to support a healthy work environment. Trained instructors will bring mindfulness to your work group upon request.

Open to the community, LVHN colleagues, Valley Preferred members and participants
Scheduled by request

Growing Resilience with Mindfulness Online

This is the virtual component of our popular class that offers an in-depth experience with mindfulness and self-compassion. Via technology, the group meets for 90-minute sessions over a six-week period from the comfort of participants’ homes. While learning formal mindfulness practice and the value of self-compassion, we’ll develop skills for extending practice at home, at work, or wherever you happen to be. A manual with background information and resources is provided.

Participants need access to video technology for participation. Class is limited to 23 participants.

  • $25 for LVHN colleagues, Valley Preferred members and participants
  • $125 for Preferred EAP corporate clients
  • $175 for community
  • Scholarships are available

View schedule here

Growing Resilience with Mindfulness

This program offers an in-depth experience with mindfulness and self-compassion. The group meets for 90-minute sessions over a six-week period. Participants will practice a variety of formal mindfulness and self-compassion exercises. We discuss their impact as we develop practical skills for use at home and in the workplace. A detailed manual is provided that includes background information and resources for continued practice.

  • $25 for LVHN colleagues, Valley Preferred members and participants
  • $125 for Preferred EAP corporate clients
  • $175 for community
  • Scholarships are available

View schedule here

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (online)

This is the gold-standard of mindfulness training. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn 45 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this program is the foundation for all mindfulness-based programs and scientific research on mindfulness. LVHN Center for Mindfulness has offered this program for 20 years. The program takes place over eight weeks in 2 ½ hour classes and includes a half-day retreat. Participants are given support to develop their own daily mindfulness practice. Time is allocated to explore and communicate the benefits of mindfulness. A detailed manual is provided that includes background information, enrichment exercises, and resources for continued practice. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, we will again offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the spring and fall of 2022.

  • $50 for LVHN colleagues, Valley Preferred members and participants
  • $275 for Preferred EAP corporate clients
  • $375 for community
  • Scholarships are available

View schedule here