Join the Mindfulness Collective

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Recent studies have demonstrated that virtual, web-based mindfulness interventions can result in significant reductions in symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

The Mindfulness Collective is a 6-week online program that will teach you how to integrate mindfulness into your life to develop a more positive relationship with stress. Learn the tools you need to manage stress and find balance in your life – from the comfort of your home!


August course SOLD OUT!

Join the waitlist for our Fall 2020 course now

What others are saying about stress:

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"75% of all doctor visits are for stress-related causes"
Journal of the American Medical Association

"When it comes to your health, there is ONE FACTOR more important than any other: STRESS"
- Dr. Mark Hyman

“Stress is part of life, part of being human, intrinsic to the human condition itself.  But that does not mean that we have to be victims in the face of large forces in our lives.  We can learn to work with them, understand them, find meaning in them, make critical choices, and use their energies to grow in strength, wisdom, and compassion.”
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

“There is an insidious force that is running rampant in our society, whose intention is to halt progress, reduce recovery, lead to social isolation, and reduce the functioning of mind and body... the biggest contributor to poor health – STRESS.”
- Ben Greenfield

Effects of stress on your body:

Physical


✅ Weakened Immune System

✅ High Blood Pressure

✅ Weight Gain & Diabetes

✅ Poor Sleep

Mental/Emotional


✅ Depression

✅ Anxiety & Mood Swings

✅ Memory Loss & Difficulty Concentrating

✅ Loss of Optimism

Social


✅ Disconnected from friends/family

✅ Loss of purpose

✅ Loneliness

✅ Decreased productivity at work

Course Graduate Feedback

“This course changed my life. I have been able to tackle my stress and anxiety through the readings, exercises and videos. I have a better understanding of what mindfulness is and how I can use it in my everyday life. I've come a long way in just 6 weeks!  Thank you Aaron!”   

 

- Mason, Course Graduate

Course Design and Content

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  • Personalized stress and sleep assessment before and after the course
  • Meditation Instruction and Support
  • Daily e-mails with curated content including readings, videos, and journaling exercises to solidify core concepts
  • Live, interactive weekly webinars with content experts
  • Access to private Facebook group for community building
  • Course Content

  • WEEK ONE : BREATHE

    Begin or deepen your meditation practice. Understand the differences between meditation and mindfulness. Explore how breath work can be used as a meditative tool.

  • WEEK TWO : FEEL

    Learn the effects that stress has on our bodies. Expand your knowledge about stress and emotion. Develop a positive relationship with stress by unlocking body awareness

  • WEEK THREE : MOVE

    Explore how our personal motivations and identities affect our movement behavior. Understand why “perfect form” is a myth. Learn how to safely and confidently explore our body’s natural movement patterns. Learn how to apply mindfulness and attention to common daily activities.

  • WEEK FOUR : EAT

    Learn how to bring mindfulness to our diet and optimize our nutrition. Learn how to focus on the "how" and "why" behind our food choices to create a better relationship with food.

  • WEEK FIVE : PRACTICE

    Learn about “biohacks” such as heart rate variability and vagal nerve stimulation. Understand why social interaction is a key component to our health. Explore why quality sleep is essential to a healthy lifestyle.

  • WEEK SIX : INTEGRATE

    Learn how to navigate Western medicine while integrating Eastern medicine. Explore the biopsychosocial approach to health. Create a personalized mindfulness map.

Your team

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Aaron Olden MD, FACP – Physician, Mindfulness Coach, and Course Director

KURT

Kurt Bednarcyk, CFSC, MCT-II – Movement Coach

MARTIN

Martin Petrus – Breathwork Coach

Melissa

Melissa Curtis - Nutrition Coach

Inspiration

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“We’ve been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think our job is to ensure health and survival. But really, it is larger than that. Our job is to enable well-being.”

Atul Gawande

“Western medicine has produced revolutionary health benefits through advances in pharmacotherapies and procedures. It now faces enormous challenges in battling stress-related noncommunicable disease. More Americans than ever are taking prescription medications for chronic health conditions, many of which have a lifestyle component.”

New England Journal of Medicine, April 2020

“What is required to participate more fully in our own health and well-being is to simply listen more carefully and to trust to what we hear, to trust the messages from our own life, from our own body and mind and feelings. This sense of participation and trust is all too frequently a missing ingredient in medicine.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

“The power of community to create health Is greater than any physician, clinic, or medication.”

Dr. Mark Hyman

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