Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Learn how to apply mindfulness to manage difficulties more skillfully and cultivate more ease, effectiveness and satisfaction in your daily life and work.

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Does it feel like so much of life is defined by busyness, anxiety, stress and exhaustion? It doesn't have to be this way.

Reconnect with what nourishes you. 

Mindfulness is an innate human capacity to be fully present, aware of what we’re doing, where we are, who we’re with, and what we are experiencing. Being mindful of our experiences in this way can support us to approach what is going on around us with greater interest, kindness, clarity and creativity — without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed.

Experience joy in your daily life.

Finding Peace in a Frantic World is an 8-week introductory course. It is an abridged adaptation of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and designed as an accessible and practical alternative, especially for beginners and those with busy lives and limited time.

Program Snapshot

This course was developed by the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and based on the best selling book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.

8 Weeks

January 9 - February 27, 2024

Every Tuesday at 5:30-6:30pm ET


1-hour session per week

& 10-15 minutes of home practice per day

$ 395


Registration Deadline: January 5

What You'll Learn

Through guided mindfulness practices, didactic presentation, group dialogue and tailored instruction, you will learn the essential principles of mindfulness and techniques to build your practice.

  • A variety of formal and informal mindfulness practices that can be easily integrated in one’s personal and work life
  • Understanding the physiology of stress and how to manage stressful situations more effectively
  • Recognizing unhelpful patterns such as worry, self-sabotage and self-criticism that often generate more stress; and how we can relate to ourselves, others and situations with a more accepting and useful stance
  • Skills to self-regulate attention and emotions in ways that allow one to pause and respond with greater clarity, skill and creativity
  • How to have more engaged, mindful communication, connections and relationships
  • Developing practical self-care tools to foster the capacity to thrive, perform at one’s best and build resilience

Winter 2024 Schedule

Session Date Time (ET)
1. Waking up to Autopilot: How to Not Miss the Moments of Your Life January 9 5:30-6:30pm
2. Keeping the Body in Mind: "Doing" Mode and "Being" Mode January 16 5:30-6:30pm
3. The Mouse in the Maze: Weaving Mindfulness in Daily Life January 23 5:30-6:30pm
4. Moving Beyond the Rumor Mill: Thoughts, Thoughts and More Thoughts! January 30 5:30-6:30pm
5. Turning Towards Difficulty: It’s the Only Way Through February 6 5:30-6:30pm
6. Trapped in the Past or Living in the Present? February 13 5:30-6:30pm
7. When Did You Stop Dancing?: Rebalancing Daily Life with what Nourishes You February 20 5:30-6:30pm
8. Your Wild and Precious Life: Intentions for Moving Forward with Greater Joy and Ease February 27 5:30-6:30pm

Investing as little as 10 minutes a day can open possibilities for reclaiming your attention and experiencing more ease and joy in your life.

Patricia Holland, MS, CRC MBCT Instructor, Assistant Director for MBCT Teaching and Workplace Professional Training
Patti Holland