At the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, our instructors offer several types of mindfulness classes. You can register for a class online or contact us at (615) 343-1554.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt
3401 West End Ave., Suite 380 (3rd floor)
Nashville, TN 37203
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This 50-hour training is designed for those who have experienced the transformative beauty of mindfulness practice in their own lives and wish to bring it into their work with others. There will be an emphasis on continuing to develop one’s own practice as we learn how to skillfully and compassionately guide others and to develop a well-rounded understanding of the contemporary field, research findings and historical origins. This program will be a benefit to people who are new to facilitating mindfulness practices as well as those who have already been using it in their work and seek structured mentorship and the richness of a learning community. There will be a day-long meeting once a month for six months, along with mentoring in small groups once monthly via a computer or in-person. A certificate of completion will be offered. Classes will meet on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 23rd, September 13th , October 4th, October 25th, November 15th and December 6th .
Questions or for more information call Program Coordinator at 615-343-1170 or email email@example.com
CME and APA CEU credits are pending.
Fee $1200.00 $240.00 deposit $960.00 due 1 week prior to class starting.
Course is facilitated by: Michelle Foote-Pearce, DMIN, MSN, MA, LPC-MHSP, RN Director of Mindfulness Programs and Outreach, David Vago, PhD, Research Director for the Osher Center and Associate Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Linda Manning, PhD and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Paloma Cain, MA Insight LA, Mindfulness Training Facilitator and Landrew Sevel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Michelle is the director of Mindfulness Programs and Outreach and the director of Health Psychology for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She has completed trainings as a mindfulness teacher and is a qualified teacher of MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) and MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). She is a licensed and nationally certified mental health service provider, an advanced practice registered nurse, and has a doctorate in health care ministry. Michelle has been meditating for over thirty years.
Paloma has been studying and practicing meditation since 1997. She is a senior teacher at InsightLA and serves on their teacher’s council. She has trained staff at Los Angeles area VA hospitals and at UCLA. She currently leads professional training- and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes at the Osher Center and retreats at St. Mary’s Sewanee. Paloma's work brings together her studies in traditional meditation and contemporary clinical psychology, including evidence-based findings.
Dr. Matwin is the director of psychotherapy education in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and runs the outpatient clinic there. Sonia has been studying and practicing meditation since 2002. She has been trained and is a qualified teacher of MBCT. Dr. Matwin’s areas of clinical expertise include: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, health behavior change and related decision-making, psychological distress related to chronic disease management, anxiety, and depression. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Utah in 2007, her clinical re-specialization from Suffolk University in 2009, and post-doctoral training in both the Boston VA system, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Matwin is also active in the development, testing, and teaching of novel mindfulness-based interventions for the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Dr. Sevel is a clinical health psychologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He began personal study and practice of mindfulness meditation in 2010. He has received professional training in mindfulness-based interventions and is qualified to teach Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. His clinical work focuses on the application of mindfulness in the treatment of chronic illness and pain, with additional training in acceptance-based and mindful somatic modalities. Academically, Dr. Sevel has contributed to the Mindful Behavior Therapies and Psychophysiology Lab at Bowling Green State University and the Contemplative Neuroscience Lab at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt.
Betsy has been a meditator for over eight years. After others noticed a change in how she interacted with the world, they wanted to follow a similar path. Knowing that she was looking to bring Mindfulness and Meditation to the business world, she began to investigate programs and paths. Betsy completed the training to be a qualified teacher with the Center for Mindfulness. She is now a Mindfulness teacher for the Osher Center and is excited to share her experience with others.
Amy began her journey into the practice of mindfulness by attending a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course at The Osher Center. She was both surprised and changed by what she experienced, so much so that she made the practice a high priority in her life. Her personal experience led her to explore how she could help others connect with the benefits of mindfulness. She went on to receive facilitation training through Osher’s Professional Development for Mindfulness Facilitation (PDMF) program. Amy is currently a mindfulness facilitator for The Osher Center’s MBSR program, runs the mindfulness resource website Mindful615.com and is on the leadership team for Mindful Nashville.
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