Interpersonal Mindfulness: Cultivating Presence in Relationship – Elaine Retholtz – Thursdays 6:30 pm-9 pm ET – March 21 to May 16, 2024

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Orientation and 8 weeks with all-day session
LOCATION: Live Online via Zoom
THURSDAYS from 6:30-9:00 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
ORIENTATION: March 21, CLASSES: March 28 to May 16, 2024

Program Details

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ORIENTATION: March 21 from 6:30-9pm (EASTERN TIME)
PROGRAM DATES: March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 16
PROGRAM TIME: 6:30-9 pm (EASTERN TIME) convert to my timezone
ALL-DAY SESSION: Saturday, April 20 from 9:30am to 5:00 pm (EASTERN TIME)

Our lives are webs of social relationships and communication. In all relationships, we find joys and tensions, the wish for things to be different, appreciation, longing, and stress. Often, we engage out of habit, being pulled by likes and dislikes, assumptions and judgments. Developing interpersonal mindfulness leads to being more fully present and caring with others and oneself.

The heart and mind relax with the recognition of this shared human experience. We will explore the roots of interpersonal stress and the possibilities for release and transformation. This class is based upon the practice of Insight Dialogue.

This 8 week class is an opportunity to experience how mindfulness can deepen our understanding of ourselves, others, create attunement, and enhance our relationships. Through guided meditations, talks, participatory exercises, and small group discussions we will experience the power of mutually established mindfulness and explore integrating the relational aspects of mindfulness and wisdom into our daily lives. These practices lead to greater clarity about the nature of suffering and its release. The wholesome impact on relationships is immediate and lasting.


Participation in MBSR/MBCT course or other MBP, or prior meditation experience and brief meeting with the teacher 

About the Instructor
Elaine Retholtz

Certified MBSR instructor 
MBSR teacher-trainer
Co-founder of the MBSR Teachers Collaborative of Greater NY
Insight Meditation teacher

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Learning Objectives and Outcomes
  • To deepen the practice of mindfulness meditation.
  • To learn guidelines for increasing awareness in our interactions.
  • To recognize habitual ways we react to stress and anxiety in relationships. 
  • To cultivate wholesome, and release unwholesome, mind states and actions.
  • To learn ways of listening to oneself and others more deeply.

Join us to explore how mindfulness may support you in living life more fully, with greater ease and joy.

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