Foundations of Mindful Living
Eight Tuesday Evenings
February 11, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and April 14, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM



Sojourner Family Peace Center, 619 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee, WI

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 Tiffany Mercer 
 Growing Minds 
 414  908  1550   


Foundations of Mindful Living

Class Description:
This course has been designed to guide you in developing skills to reduce stress and step back from your non-stop, problem solving and “getting things done” routine. Our research based techniques can improve your sense of physical and mental well-being, increase mental clarity and help you cultivate peace and happiness in your life. 

Incorporating mindfulness based practices into our lives has been shown to positively influence our health and happiness. It is more than a good idea or a technique. Richard Davidson from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at UW-Madison, has demonstrated through brain imaging, that mindfulness promotes stress reduction, promotes increased happiness, increases compassion for oneself and others, and reduces anxiety, depression and pain. 

This training employs concepts from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, both of which are used in businesses, hospitals and schools across the United States. It also incorporates strategies based on Mark Williams and Danny Penman’s book "Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World”. 

Learn how to:
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Increase clarity
  • Enhance relationship satisfaction
  • Improve sleep
  • Diminish emotional reactivity
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Compassionate listening
  • Deconstruct challenging patterns and habits
  • Cultivate empathy and compassion for yourself and others
  • Understand the science related to mindfulness practices

Our Instructor:

Susan Lubar Solvang  is the President and Founder of Growing Minds. Susan recognized that developing a keen sense of awareness was the most valuable skill she had encountered. With a desire to share these experiences with teachers and school age children, including the opportunity to experience their learning in a safe and trusting environment, Susan founded Growing Minds. She has trained with the most established programs, including Mindfulness in Schools Project .b and .b Foundations, Mindful Schools, Learning to Breathe, UCSD Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher training and Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristen Neff to develop the programs that would be useful to Milwaukee area schools.