Building Mindful Connection:
Learning to Speak and Listen from the Heart

Interpersonal Mindfulness Classes - Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness

Create stronger, more fulfilling relationships with your family, friends, and community with this 8-Week advanced* course!

Building Mindful Connection is a way to practice bringing mindful awareness into the most important, meaningful, and challenging places in your life. Learn to speak your truth with confidence and intentional vulnerability, and listen in a way that makes others feel valued and heard. Together we will develop skills to add depth and meaning to our interactions.

Learn to deepen the practice of mindfulness in all your interactions while you: 

    • Reduce social anxiety in any setting
    • Improve all types of relationships and build communication skills
    • Reduce stress and anxiety in relationships
    • Learn new listening skills to hear oneself and others more deeply

*Prerequisite: 8-week GRCFM class or an established meditation practice

Upcoming Class Info

Learn Interpersonal Communication Meditation Practices

Classes are small and practice-focused. In these classes, we explore our less helpful tendencies in communication and develop skills to improve the quality of our conversations. During the course, you will practice several formal and informal personal and interpersonal mindfulness practices including:

  • Sitting Meditations
  • Guided Meditations
  • Contemplations
  • Interpersonal Meditations
  • Group Dialogue
  • Mindful Movement

Building Mindful Connection Program 
with Carol Hendershot

Carol is a co-founder of the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness and has been teaching mindfulness classes in West Michigan for years.
Learn more on our
Instructor Bios page.

Class Details:

Attendance at a Free Information Session is STRONGLY recommended. The BMC class consists of eight weekly sessions and one All-Day Retreat after the sixth week of class. The retreat is an extended period of practice to integrate what you have learned in the course. Tuition includes lifetime access to meditation audio files, digital downloads, and the BMC Workbook through the MetaFi app.

Upcoming Building Mindful Connection Classes

Free Information Session:

Monday, October 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Holistic Care Approach

Sign up for Free Info Session

Upcoming Classes:

Mondays, October 14 – December 2, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at Holistic Care Approach
Includes one All-Day Retreat – Sunday, November 10, 8:50 am – 4 pm at Holistic Care Approach

8-Week BMC Class Registration: $550 – Early Sign Up thru October 11, $495

Sign up for Classes

8-Week Classes eligible for payment plans: $137.50/mo for 4 months. Payment Plan Info

Discounts available for couples and previous students — contact our office at 616.361.3660 or to inquire.

Because we believe cost should not be a barrier to mindfulness education, we have limited scholarship funds available to students who demonstrate need. Learn more.