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Upcoming Programs and Events

Mindfulness in Minutes

From 25 Fri Apr 2014 to 27 Sun Apr 2014 April 25, 2014 April 27, 2014
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, NY

Mindfulness in Minutes

Friday April 25 - Sunday April 27

Learn simple techniques that can be used anywhere and anytime to bring the benefits of mindfulness into your life—right now! Throughout the weekend with Nina Smiley, Ph.D., co-author of The Three Minute Meditator, discover how you can change your life one moment at a time. Learn how to use mindfulness meditation to address different aspects of your life as you reduce stress and support your optimal wellness. Discover how to work more skillfully with thoughts, events, and emotions—anywhere and anytime!  Nina’s work has been featured in O, the Oprah magazine, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living.  Attend all of the sessions or just one—the choice is yours!

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Details on the Mindfulness In Minutes Weekend:


Friday, April 25

9:00 p.m. Mindfulness In Minutes: In Search of A Good Night’s Sleep

Minds can be very active—especially at three in the morning. Learn some simple techniques to quiet your mind and release the stress that’s keeping you awake. Discover how to set the stage for simple steps that will lead to sleep success!


Saturday, April 26

10:00 a.m. -   Mindfulness In Minutes: Relationships that Really Work!

Throughout the day, we are constantly interacting with other people—family, friends, colleagues…Discover how a mindful approach to relationships can lead to more skillful interactions. Change behaviors that lead to thinking “I wish I hadn’t said that” in one mindful moment at a time.  We’ll also focus on your most important relationship—with yourself.

Saturday Afternoon - Time On Your Own! 

Enjoy the spectacular outdoor setting of Mohonk Mountain House, take a swim in the indoor heated pool, delight in a spa treatment, take a nap…or do anything else you choose…Mindfully, of course!

5:00 p.m. -   Mindfulness In Minutes: Self-Care

Dr. Aaron Warshawsky offers a special presentation on the art of Mindful Self-Care. Based on his 24 -year practice in dermatology, Aaron will describe simple ways in which we can use mindfulness to support our physical well-being. Integrating Mindful Self Care within our daily routine can be a powerful force in promoting health and preventing dis-ease as we focus on skin care, recognizing the importance of the largest organ of our body.   


Sunday, April 27

10:00 a.m. - Mindfulness in Minutes: Your Personal Journey

Aches and pains are part of life and there may be times when they seem to own us. Mindfulness techniques can offer the opportunity to “soften” around pain (emotional pain, as well as physical) as you learn to deal with it in a different way.  This session is the time to ask the questions you may have about mindfulness.

And…you’ll have a special opportunity to learn David Harp’s Harmonica-based Mindfulness™ – a playful and joyous way to increase breath focus and bring mindfulness into your life.  Includes a Mojo Deluxe Blues Harmonica.  Absolutely no musical experience needed!

Bringing mindfulness “home has been the focus of our weekend. As we complete this session, Nina will support your efforts in creating personal mindfulness plans that will integrate these skills into your daily life, one minute…one moment at a time.

NINA SMILEY, Ph.D. graduated from Vassar College, and earned a doctoral degree in psychology from Princeton University. She is co-author of The Three Minute Meditator and the CD Mini-Meditations That Will Enhance Your Life. Nina taught psychology at the University of Maryland and directed public relations at the American Psychological Association. She has studied mindfulness with Jack Kornfield (founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center), Sharon Salzberg (co-founder of Insight Meditation Society) , and others. Nina delights in sharing insights about meditation and wellness.

DAVID HARP, M.A. is the author of more than 30 books in the fields of harmonica and mindfulness, including his latest, Mindfulness To Go: How to Meditate While You’re On the Move. He has studied with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and mindfulness teachers Stephen and Ondrea Levine, and was a longtime private student of Jack Kornfield.

Aaron Warshawsky, M.D.  received his medical degree from The University of Pennsylvania and was Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital prior to joining a practice in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was recently recognized as one of “The Best Doctors in America." Aaron has studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn who developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Aaron enjoys swimming, and time with his family.