You can choose to live differently.

Life is hard. The stress of work, finances, relationships, and illness can be overwhelming.

Learn powerful practices to find more balance in your life.

Explore Upcoming Programs

Free Info Sessions October 12–15

Online All-Day Retreats:
A Day of Mindful Silence

Next Guided Mindfulness Retreat Sept. 20

Tools for Self-Kindness:
Taming Your Inner Bully

5-Week Online Series Starts Oct. 21

Resilience: Bending
Without Breaking

5-Week Online Series Starts Oct. 22

Mindfulness-Based
Stress Reduction

8-Week Online Series Starts Oct. 19

Mindful Parenting:
Presence, Not Perfection

3-Week Online Series Starts Nov. 3

“In all honesty, this may be the best thing that I’ve ever done for myself.”

Lauren

“Both classes I’ve taken have helped me learn more about myself, live with more ease, and engage the world with more intention.
I highly recommend investing in yourself and taking at least one of their offerings.”

Benjamin Reisterer, LPC, Psychotherapist

“My time at the GR Center for Mindfulness changed my life. I feel more fully present each day and feel less impacted by stress.”

Patricia

“Learning and practicing mindfulness at GRCFM has changed my life for the better.
The skills I learned have benefited me both personally and professionally, and the relationships I formed have been lasting.”

Caitlin Quantock, Social Work Professional

“I think changing the brain is the difference here.
Therapy has been helpful to change my brain, and I think mindfulness/meditation is just another piece to that puzzle.”

Anna Kohls, Administrative Assistant

“Just completed the MBSR course with Carol. It's really helped me defuse the daily stress in my life
and build a meditation practice that gives me insight and peace.”

Suzi H.

Upcoming Workshops

Mindfulness for Beginners

3-Hour Online Workshop

Self-Compassion for Beginners

3-Hour Online Workshop

Mindful Eating for Beginners

3-Hour Online Workshop

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention in the present moment to thoughts, feelings and body sensations with full acceptance. Cultivating mindful attention will deepen your ability to be present, help you manage difficult experiences, and create space for wise choices in all areas of your life. Mindfulness can help people learn new healthy ways of managing several common conditions, including:

 

Anxiety and depression

Chronic pain

High Blood Pressure

Heart disease

Demanding work and life situations

 

Supported by over 35 years of research, mindfulness has been shown to be an effective complementary treatment to many different areas of physical, mental and emotional health.

About Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness

Founded in 2011, GRCFM has led hundreds of participants through mindfulness programs in small group, workshop, corporate, and community settings. Our programs are based on the groundbreaking work of Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. In March 2020, we added online workshops, courses, and presentations, and we're honored to be able to connect with people beyond our geographical area in this new format. 

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