Mind-Body Medicine Center of Providence
Mindfulness Meditation is a unique form of meditation. It consists of techniques of focusing on our present moment experiences, in order to facilitate two things: 1) a calm and relaxed attitude, and 2) an ability to see our lives clearly in order to make good decisions on a daily basis.
Mindfulness is an awareness of the importance of every moment and asks us to pay attention to the present. This leads to decreased focus on worry about past or future events, thus decreasing stress. When we are able to notice the thoughts and emotions that we are feeling, we can choose how to respond to them, thus making better decisions about how to proceed with our lives. Mindfulness can be practiced all the time and therefore carries through to the working day much more fully than other forms of meditation.
About Howard Schubiner, MD
Dr. Howard Schubiner has practiced meditation for more than 25 years and has been teaching mindfulness for the past 5 years. He has studied at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center under Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, and Ferris Urbanowski. He teaches mindfulness to those with stress and anxiety, those with chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, and to athletes and musicians to improve peak performance.
Dr. Schubiner is a member of the Internal Medicine Department at Providence, and a Clinical Professor at Wayne State University.
A Pilot Study in the Work Environment
A pilot study performed at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI among nursing managers. The study found that mindfulness could be effectively taught to employees in hospital settings. Pre- and post-test evaluations found that seven factors showed the greatest change (all in a positive direction). These items were: My work is fulfilling; I am able to enjoy life; I have accepted my situation; I am enjoying the things I usually do for fun; I am content with the quality of my life; I feel rested; and I am content. (Click here to view course participants evaluation comments.)
Details: Course fees are adjusted on an individual basis, based on personal income. No course fees for Providence associates.
Time, location and registration or additional information, please contact: Dr. Howard Schubiner: 248-865-4133