FCM Mindfulness Institute | Classes & Workshops
The Mindfulness Institute
The Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM) is a Buddhist community practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen monk and peace activist. FCM has established its Mindfulness Institute in order to provide opportunities for education and training in mindfulness to the broader community. The Mindfulness Institute offers classes, workshops and other activities on mindfulness and its application in daily life to the general public, special interest groups, and professionals. Mindfulness Institute programs focus on the skills and competencies needed for mindful living and offer teachings and practices that promote, personal transformation, well-being and conscious living.
All programs presented by the Mindfulness Institute are grounded in the core philosophy of FCM and are congruent with its Vision, Mission and Values. While programs are based on the sophisticated and complex psychology of the mind and practice of mindfulness that have developed out of the Buddhist meditative tradition, they are secular and non-denominational in their content and presentation and are grounded in current research evidence.
Through its Professional Training Program, the Institute offers Continuing Education training and education to mental health and recovery professionals. These programs are designed to both help professionals cultivate mindfulness and wellbeing for themselves and to incorporate mindfulness practices into the services they provide to their clients.
Leaders of Mindfulness Institute programs are practicing members of the FCM community who have a solid, grounded meditation and mindfulness practice and direct personal experience with the subject matter they are presenting, having used and practiced the methods in their own life. Presenters are also familiar with the current research evidence and best practices relevant to the material they are presenting.
The Mindfulness Institute is based at FCM’s Practice Center in Tampa and most classes and workshops take place on site. Workshops are also offered in Naples several times a year. Classes and workshops are offered on a fee basis, however arrangements for reduced fees are available when needed. CEUs for mental health professionals are available for many classes and workshops for an additional nominal fee.
The Institute offers a Core Curriculum of classes and workshops on the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation as well as specialized topics such as mindfulness and relationships, working with anger, and changing negative habits. The Core Curriculum has been developed over the past several years by FCM Teacher, Fred Eppsteiner, and senior members of the FCM community.
Our Core Curriculum is currently as follows (please click links for more information for each class):
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