A Course In Mindfulness

With ACT

Saturdays, May 21st – July 9th, 2016


223 South Walnut Avenue, Ames

A Course in Mindfulness with ACT is an introduction to mindfulness trainings and how they work with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  The course considers new ways to respond to stress and to increase psychological flexibility so that one may reach their personal goals. A Course in Mindfulness includes a private pre-class one-hour interview and eight weekly two-hour classes from 9 – 11am on Saturdays.  The cost is $125.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  Classes will be held at 223 South Walnut Avenue in Ames at Central Iowa Psychological Services. Mindfulness has been scientifically shown to:
  • Reduce Stress
  • Boost Immune System
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Improve Heart Health
  • Reduce Anxiety
To register email daishin@zenfields.org with your name, address, and phone number, by no later than May 14th, 2016 and make a $25 non-refundable deposit through paypal at www.zenfields.org/giving , marked for, A Course in Mindfulness

The remainder of the course cost – $75 – is due at the beginning of the first class.  If a payment plan is needed please discuss this with the instructor in advance.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Withdrawals from the course after the first class receive a refund of 50% of the course cost.  Withdrawals after the second receive 25% of the course cost.  No refunds are made after the third class.

Dr. Warren Phillips is a licensed Psychologist that uses ACT for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in his practice at CIPS. Eric Daishin McCabe (MDiv Equivalency) is a certified Zen and Yoga Teacher, and Chaplain with 22 years experience practicing mindfulness.

For Research Studies on Mindfulness see:

S. G. Hofmann, et al., “The Effect of Mindfulness-Based Therapy on Anxiety and Depression:  A Meta  -Analytic Review,”  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 78, no.2 (2010): 169 – 83.

K.W. Brown and R. M. Ryan, “The Benefits of Being Present:  Mindfulness and Its Role in Psychological Well-being,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2003):  822 – 848.

Y. Y. Tang, Y. Ma,J. Wang, Y. Fan, S. Feng, Q. Lu, et al., “Short-Term Meditation Training Improves Attention and Self-Regulation,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2007): 17152 – 17156.

The Spiritual Dimension of Climate Change: An Interfaith Experience

How do the World Faiths perceive climate change? What is the role of religion and
spirituality in addressing our changing planet? What practices do the World Religions
offer that can stimulate healing of the Earth and humans?
These questions will be addressed at “The Spiritual Dimension of Climate Change: An
Interfaith Experience.”
Hear offerings from a variety of religious leaders on how to understand what’s
happening to our planet from a faith perspective. There will be opportunity for personal
reflection and journaling. Experience practices that stimulate a deepening of our
spiritual and ecological consciousness.

Date: Sunday, August 28th, 1-5pm followed by dinner

Location:  Prairie Woods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, Iowa

Cost:  $25 (Including Dinner)

Registration is requested by August 24th.  Register online at prairiewoods.org or by calling 319-395-6700.

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