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2016_05_22 Cedar Lake Gardens (28)Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mondays, 6:45 to 9:15 pm
Spring 2020: April 20 to June 15, 2020

with Ken Verni, Psy.D. and Maria Martinez Alonso

Free Intro will be held on ZOOM – Pre-Registration is required:

Monday, March 30, 2020 – 7:15 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. The MBSR curriculum provides experiential training in a variety of mind-body practices that share the common thread of cultivating a careful and kind attention to our moment by moment experiences. Through this cultivation of mindful awareness, participants learn to mobilize their inner resources to work with stress, pain and illness in new ways that can promote healthy adapation, growth and healing. People who have participated in MBSR have found relief from a range of physiological and stress-related conditions including:

  • chronic pain
  • IBS
  • migraine headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • cancer
  • sleep disorders
  • anxiety
  • depression

The program includes eight 2 hour sessions, a one day retreat, online  workbook, and audio online practices (CDs are available upon request) and requires a strong commitment to daily practice.

Sign up for MBSR here

Spring 2020

Spring session will be held by ZOOM (online live meeting service) and group size is limited.

  • 8 weeks: Mondays, 6:45 to 9:15 pm
    April 20 to June 15, 2020
  • Retreat: Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Early Registration Discounts:
    $447 if paid by 3/15/2020
    $497 if paid by 3/30/2020
  • Sign up here

Free Introductory Sessions

Free Intro will be held on ZOOM – Pre-Registration is required:

Monday, March 30, 2020 – 7:15 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Learn new strategies to release stresses and gain a new sense of calm. Learn about this innovative and effective program, meet the program leaders. Bring your questions. The session includes short experiential meditations.

Contact us for more information and to be notified of future intro dates.

2020 Pricing: $547

Register now

Sign up for MBSR here
Having trouble registering? – Contact us.

Contact us for more information and to be notified of future intro dates.


Meet Ken Verni, Psy.D.

Dr. Ken A. Verni is a Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director of the NJ Center for Mindful Awareness (www.mindfulawarenessnj.com). Building on a personal mindfulness practice of over 25 years, Dr. Verni began training with Center for Mindfulness at Umass in 2006 and he remains actively involved in the advanced trainings and supervision offered at Umass for experienced MBSR teachers. He has taught MBSR programs for the Staff Counselors office of the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, the NYC Google offices, the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission and he was the lead mindfulness instructor in a research project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In 2017, Dr Verni was invited to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. to moderate a panel discussion entitled “Unlocking Successful Strategies for Achieving Mindfulness and Increasing Resilience.”

He is a frequent speaker about Mindfulness practice and its benefits and provides professional trainings for numerous agencies and organizations nationally with a major emphasis in the tri-state area. He is also affiliated with the Rutgers University as a training and consultation specialist providing trainings throughout the state of NJ on Mindfulness and MBSR for behavioral health care workers providing support for children and families. Dr Verni is also one of the core faculty at the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College where he facilitates MBSR courses twice a year.

In recent years, Dr Verni has been inviting others to join him in the parks and woodlands of NJ to explore the cultivation of mindful awareness right in the midst of the natural world.

Dr. Verni received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and his doctoral dissertation entitled “Sitting Still in the Midst of Change” focused on the positive impact mindfulness practice can have on general psychological health and wellbeing with an emphasis on adolescent identity formation and psychological stability. Dr.Verni currently maintains a private practice in Highland Park integrating mindfulness in his clinical work with young and mature adults and couples.

Meet Maria Martinez Alonso

Co-director of the New Jersey Center for Mindful Awareness (NJCMA)
External Mental Health Consultant at the Staff Counsellor’s Office, United Nations
Clinical Psychologist FSP and Psychotherapist in the Person-Centered Approach ACP Suisse
EMDR Europe and EMDR Institute Inc Approved Consultant and Certified Practitioner, EMDRIA member (trauma work)
Clinical Sexologist and Sex-therapist ASPSC, Senior Sexoanalyst 
Approved MBSR and Mindfulness Teacher
Yoga Teacher (in training)
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Class Calendar

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2016_05_22 Cedar Lake Gardens (28)Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mondays, 6:45 to 9:15 pm
Spring 2020: April 20 to June 15, 2020

with Ken Verni, Psy.D. and Maria Martinez Alonso

Free Intro will be held on ZOOM – Pre-Registration is required:

Monday, March 30, 2020 – 7:15 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. The MBSR curriculum provides experiential training in a variety of mind-body practices that share the common thread of cultivating a careful and kind attention to our moment by moment experiences. Through this cultivation of mindful awareness, participants learn to mobilize their inner resources to work with stress, pain and illness in new ways that can promote healthy adapation, growth and healing. People who have participated in MBSR have found relief from a range of physiological and stress-related conditions including:

  • chronic pain
  • IBS
  • migraine headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • cancer
  • sleep disorders
  • anxiety
  • depression

The program includes eight 2 hour sessions, a one day retreat, online  workbook, and audio online practices (CDs are available upon request) and requires a strong commitment to daily practice.

Sign up for MBSR here

Spring 2020

Spring session will be held by ZOOM (online live meeting service) and group size is limited.

  • 8 weeks: Mondays, 6:45 to 9:15 pm
    April 20 to June 15, 2020
  • Retreat: Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Early Registration Discounts:
    $447 if paid by 3/15/2020
    $497 if paid by 3/30/2020
  • Sign up here

Free Introductory Sessions

Free Intro will be held on ZOOM – Pre-Registration is required:

Monday, March 30, 2020 – 7:15 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Learn new strategies to release stresses and gain a new sense of calm. Learn about this innovative and effective program, meet the program leaders. Bring your questions. The session includes short experiential meditations.

Contact us for more information and to be notified of future intro dates.

2020 Pricing: $547

Register now

Sign up for MBSR here
Having trouble registering? – Contact us.

Contact us for more information and to be notified of future intro dates.


Meet Ken Verni, Psy.D.

Dr. Ken A. Verni is a Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director of the NJ Center for Mindful Awareness (www.mindfulawarenessnj.com). Building on a personal mindfulness practice of over 25 years, Dr. Verni began training with Center for Mindfulness at Umass in 2006 and he remains actively involved in the advanced trainings and supervision offered at Umass for experienced MBSR teachers. He has taught MBSR programs for the Staff Counselors office of the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, the NYC Google offices, the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission and he was the lead mindfulness instructor in a research project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In 2017, Dr Verni was invited to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. to moderate a panel discussion entitled “Unlocking Successful Strategies for Achieving Mindfulness and Increasing Resilience.”

He is a frequent speaker about Mindfulness practice and its benefits and provides professional trainings for numerous agencies and organizations nationally with a major emphasis in the tri-state area. He is also affiliated with the Rutgers University as a training and consultation specialist providing trainings throughout the state of NJ on Mindfulness and MBSR for behavioral health care workers providing support for children and families. Dr Verni is also one of the core faculty at the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College where he facilitates MBSR courses twice a year.

In recent years, Dr Verni has been inviting others to join him in the parks and woodlands of NJ to explore the cultivation of mindful awareness right in the midst of the natural world.

Dr. Verni received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and his doctoral dissertation entitled “Sitting Still in the Midst of Change” focused on the positive impact mindfulness practice can have on general psychological health and wellbeing with an emphasis on adolescent identity formation and psychological stability. Dr.Verni currently maintains a private practice in Highland Park integrating mindfulness in his clinical work with young and mature adults and couples.

Meet Maria Martinez Alonso

Co-director of the New Jersey Center for Mindful Awareness (NJCMA)
External Mental Health Consultant at the Staff Counsellor’s Office, United Nations
Clinical Psychologist FSP and Psychotherapist in the Person-Centered Approach ACP Suisse
EMDR Europe and EMDR Institute Inc Approved Consultant and Certified Practitioner, EMDRIA member (trauma work)
Clinical Sexologist and Sex-therapist ASPSC, Senior Sexoanalyst 
Approved MBSR and Mindfulness Teacher
Yoga Teacher (in training)
Events Calendar

Weekly PCYH updates. Sign up here. BONUS: FREE relaxation MP3

 
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2016_05_22 Cedar Lake Gardens (28)Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mondays, 6:45 to 9:15 pm
Spring 2020: April 20 to June 15, 2020

with Ken Verni, Psy.D. and Maria Martinez Alonso

Free Intro will be held on ZOOM – Pre-Registration is required:

Monday, March 30, 2020 – 7:15 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. The MBSR curriculum provides experiential training in a variety of mind-body practices that share the common thread of cultivating a careful and kind attention to our moment by moment experiences. Through this cultivation of mindful awareness, participants learn to mobilize their inner resources to work with stress, pain and illness in new ways that can promote healthy adapation, growth and healing. People who have participated in MBSR have found relief from a range of physiological and stress-related conditions including:

  • chronic pain
  • IBS
  • migraine headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • cancer
  • sleep disorders
  • anxiety
  • depression

The program includes eight 2 hour sessions, a one day retreat, online  workbook, and audio online practices (CDs are available upon request) and requires a strong commitment to daily practice.

Sign up for MBSR here

Spring 2020

Spring session will be held by ZOOM (online live meeting service) and group size is limited.

  • 8 weeks: Mondays, 6:45 to 9:15 pm
    April 20 to June 15, 2020
  • Retreat: Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Early Registration Discounts:
    $447 if paid by 3/15/2020
    $497 if paid by 3/30/2020
  • Sign up here

Free Introductory Sessions

Free Intro will be held on ZOOM – Pre-Registration is required:

Monday, March 30, 2020 – 7:15 to 8:45 pm – Sign up here

Learn new strategies to release stresses and gain a new sense of calm. Learn about this innovative and effective program, meet the program leaders. Bring your questions. The session includes short experiential meditations.

Contact us for more information and to be notified of future intro dates.

2020 Pricing: $547

Register now

Sign up for MBSR here
Having trouble registering? – Contact us.

Contact us for more information and to be notified of future intro dates.


Meet Ken Verni, Psy.D.

Dr. Ken A. Verni is a Clinical Psychologist and Co-Director of the NJ Center for Mindful Awareness (www.mindfulawarenessnj.com). Building on a personal mindfulness practice of over 25 years, Dr. Verni began training with Center for Mindfulness at Umass in 2006 and he remains actively involved in the advanced trainings and supervision offered at Umass for experienced MBSR teachers. He has taught MBSR programs for the Staff Counselors office of the United Nations Headquarters in NYC, the NYC Google offices, the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission and he was the lead mindfulness instructor in a research project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In 2017, Dr Verni was invited to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. to moderate a panel discussion entitled “Unlocking Successful Strategies for Achieving Mindfulness and Increasing Resilience.”

He is a frequent speaker about Mindfulness practice and its benefits and provides professional trainings for numerous agencies and organizations nationally with a major emphasis in the tri-state area. He is also affiliated with the Rutgers University as a training and consultation specialist providing trainings throughout the state of NJ on Mindfulness and MBSR for behavioral health care workers providing support for children and families. Dr Verni is also one of the core faculty at the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College where he facilitates MBSR courses twice a year.

In recent years, Dr Verni has been inviting others to join him in the parks and woodlands of NJ to explore the cultivation of mindful awareness right in the midst of the natural world.

Dr. Verni received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and his doctoral dissertation entitled “Sitting Still in the Midst of Change” focused on the positive impact mindfulness practice can have on general psychological health and wellbeing with an emphasis on adolescent identity formation and psychological stability. Dr.Verni currently maintains a private practice in Highland Park integrating mindfulness in his clinical work with young and mature adults and couples.

Meet Maria Martinez Alonso

Co-director of the New Jersey Center for Mindful Awareness (NJCMA)
External Mental Health Consultant at the Staff Counsellor’s Office, United Nations
Clinical Psychologist FSP and Psychotherapist in the Person-Centered Approach ACP Suisse
EMDR Europe and EMDR Institute Inc Approved Consultant and Certified Practitioner, EMDRIA member (trauma work)
Clinical Sexologist and Sex-therapist ASPSC, Senior Sexoanalyst 
Approved MBSR and Mindfulness Teacher
Yoga Teacher (in training)
Events Calendar
Class Calendar

Weekly PCYH updates. Sign up here. BONUS: FREE relaxation MP3

 
Sign up for newsletter