Holiday Renewal enrolling now
Exploring mindfulness after an 8-Week Course
Keeping your practice alive
Our Alumni Resources build on 8-Week Course principles and present a range of options for further developing your mindfulness practice. Join a Next Level Class, All-Day Retreat or Mindfulness Weekend. Meditate with Ocean Sangha or get guidance in Mindfulness 1-on-1.
We would love to see you again
Next Level Classes
8-Week Class: Advancing in Stillness – 2019 schedule coming soon
A step-by-step method for building a fulfilling life
Advancing in Stillness features active investigation of one’s personal values and resources, and engaging in a step-by-step method for taking action towards fulfillment. The class includes uncovering facts and myths about anxiety, and learning skillful ways of handling unwelcome thoughts, feelings and perceived barriers.
6-Week Class: Song of Silence – 2019 schedule coming soon
Making sitting meditation more structured and rewarding
Song of Silence features systematic meditation exercises that gently transform fear-based patterns held deeply in the body and mind. Weekly exercises are designed to make sitting meditation more concrete, to relieve unconscious tension, and to facilitate positive change – through inquiry, imagery and conscious breathing. Based on the systematic approach developed by Thich Nhat Hanh.
3-Hour Event: Holiday Renewal – our gift to you: $20 class
Meditation and reflection for the holidays
The holiday season is when many of us could benefit from extra support. It is also a wonderful time to pause and step back from the busyness of our lives. There will be time for meditation, reflection and community support. Nourish yourself and the people who depend on you with the gift of this class.
6-Hour Event: All-day Retreats
Return for restorative community practice
Learn more on our Retreats page
3-Session Event: Mindfulness Weekend
Designed for inspiration and relaxation
Learn more on our Mindfulness Weekend page
Meditate regularly with others
Monday Night Meetings: Ocean Sangha
Build a whole life practice with a group of dedicated people
David Weinberg, guiding teacher
Alumni and other meditators inspired to commit to regular group practice in a simple Zen style may join Ocean Sangha, a sister organization to StressCare. We practice sitting and walking meditation, and also work with contemporary and traditional texts, poetry, and Western psychological exercises to enhance our understanding of meditation and its applications to daily life. Sangha is a Sanskrit word that means ‘people who practice together.’
Learn more on our Ocean Sangha page
Guidance from a teacher
Flexible Scheduling: Mindfulness 1-on-1
Explore your stressors, life and practice questions
Karin Pfluger, guiding teacher
Learn more on our Mindfulness 1-on-1 page
Sometimes just getting out of bed is an act of courage. Dealing with daily physical pain is an act of courage, coping with a loss, or persistent stress at work or at home – these and other stresses are an indication of the “size of the cloth” – the fabric of the difficulties that we will all face at times in our lives. Mindfulness for a lifetime requires patience, grit and heart.
In the face of difficulty, we remain optimistic
We find courage and even joy when we do this work together. This is why we we are passionate about what we do at StressCare. Mindfulness becomes more than a technique or a method – it becomes a way of responding, and finally a way of being. We enact the healing we are looking for, and we can relax.
All I have to do is let go….what happens if I can’t let go? What happens if I can?”
Next Level Classes are for anyone who has completed an 8-Week MBSR Course or has basic experience in meditation. All other programs are open to both newcomers and experienced meditators.