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Who's Driving the Bus?

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / March 14, 2010 /

I don’t know about you, but from time to time I realize that my life is driving me, that I am not in the driver’s seat. When I start feeling overwhelmed with too many things to do and I don’t feel like doing any of them, when I can’t get “enough” done each day and…

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Letter from an MBSR Student

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / December 28, 2009 /

This month, I am featuring a letter written by one of my prior students. Written to a dear friend, she shares her impressions of the 8-week MBSR class and describes her experiences in a way that I never could. I hope you will enjoy her letter, and that it inspires you take the class. The…

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Building strong roots for mental health

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / May 27, 2009 /

I have a cottage on a lake in northern Michigan, surrounded by old and mighty trees. They persevere through the most ferocious blizzards and thunderstorms that come up out of the west. Yet each spring, I find trees that have fallen towards the west, by winds that have come from the east. After some contemplation,…

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Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / April 16, 2009 /

Looking for an effective means of stress reduction?  Mindfulness is an effective way to improve the quality of your life – whether you are dealing with chronic illness or pain, anxiety or depression, or just feel that life is too  full, yet empty. This YouTube video of Jon’s mindfulness talk at Google is a great…

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Comments from MBSR students

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / February 12, 2009 /

Here are some comments from students who have taken the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class at Awakening Health: “This class has helped me to, each day, live mindfully. I am more comfortable in “letting life unfold” and being aware of what is going on around me…and inside me.” Connie “This course helped me discover the…

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / September 30, 2007 /

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class will teach you a way to relate directly to the events in your life, to consciously and systematically work through experiences. You will develop healthy and positive approaches to handling stressful challenges, whether they are physical or emotional. By enrolling, you will discover: • Practical tools and skills for handling…

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

By Linda Oxford, MS, MA, LPC, RYT500 / September 30, 2007 /

Through the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction class at Awakening Health, you can become the change agent of your life. Receive support and instruction as you participate in this deeply engaging course. This life-affirming class is offered in 8 weekly sessions. New sessions begin every Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer term. Some employers provide reimbursement for…

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