***VIRTUAL*** Mindfulness Programs: Stress Reduction for Those Experiencing Anxiety & Overwhelm (ages 18 and up)

May 10, 2020 to July 05, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


NCEFT is deeply committed to being of service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, powerless, and disconnected. To support the community, we are offering 3 unique evidence-based mindfulness webinars free of charge. They will be held online (live and interactive) via Zoom.

Sundays, 11am-12pm, for 9 consecutive weeks.
Starts Sunday, May 10.
Registration Deadline: May 9.

These webinars will offer tools, practices, and techniques that enable participants to feel a greater sense of stability, strength, calm, and resilience. Participants will learn to connect to their own inner resources to promote clarity and effective coping skills.

Participants will practice and apply these skills and techniques for effectively navigating stress through “mindfulness” – the steady, intentional gathering of a non-judgmental awareness into the present moment in daily life. The community element is an essential part of our healing work together.

“In the whole of my teaching life, there has never been a more urgent need for programs such as these.” ~Rochelle McLaughlin

There is a way to thrive and grow, not just survive during times of stress.

What to Expect

Classes will be recorded and available to participants. Tutorials include:

Guided mindfulness practices, including downloadable meditations

Guided reflective practices and journal exercises

Discussion prompts and exercises

Pre and post-assessments, resources, and recommendations for enhanced follow-through and carry-over of concepts, practices, and ways of being taught. 

Class Format

Brief introductory formal practice, check-in, guided mindfulness practices, didactic teaching of concepts through shared experiences, closing check-in, homework, and announcements.

These webinars are taught by NCEFT’s Occupational Therapist, Rochelle, McLaughlin, MS, UMASS Medical School Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher.

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Rochelle McLaughlin
Rochelle McLaughlin is the founder, coordinator, and lead instructor for the Advanced Certificate in SJSU’s Advanced Certificate in Applied Mindfulness a program open to all healthcare and human service practitioners worldwide and we are accepting applications! Log on to apply here.

Rochelle earned an MS in Occupational Therapy from SJSU in 2000, and received her certification to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Mindfulness. Rochelle has completed advanced studies in Humanistic Psychology and is a certified yoga instructor. She has taught MBSR, MBOT, and neuro-social-psychophysiological perspectives and practices to several hundred participants for the Department of Occupational Therapy and internationally and she regularly leads retreats on integrating mindfulness into healthcare and human services for all age ranges experiencing a broad range of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges.

Rochelle has personally and professionally experienced and witnessed the integration of mindfulness meditation practice as an extraordinary healing balm for the heart, body, mind, and soul as well as a practice of transforming relationships to self and others. She has woven mindfulness into patient care settings such as mental and physical disabilities, pediatric care, cancer care, grief and loss, equine-assisted modalities, chronic pain and social and ecological justice work.

Rochelle’s teachings are rooted in her own embodied experiences of the transformative power of mindful awareness practices and she is inspired by the collective and collaborative journey weaving mindfulness into healthcare through our unique experience and expression of these profound and personal practices in our lives.