Mindfulness Instruction

Mindfulness practice is a path to awakening everything in our lives.

We spend most of our time in a mental movie of the past and the future.

When we focus on the past we often feel depressed. When we focus on the future, we often experience anxiety. Few of us know how to be present. But as we stay in the here and now, we start to wake up. We are less and less controlled by our thoughts, bodies, or emotions. Our anxieties and depressions decrease. We experience increased concentration, balance, awareness, connectedness, and patience. Mindfulness practices teach us how to present in our lives.

Jacky and Dan are Certified Mindfulness Teachers with the International Mindfulness Teachers’ Association with a combined 30 years of practice.

They are both graduates of the Engaged Mindfulness Institutes 300-hour Certified Mindfulness Teacher program, and Jacky is a certificate holder in the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy’s mindfulness training program. They teach mindfulness skills to individuals and groups. They facilitate Mindfulness for Relapse Prevention groups in substance use treatment centers, and train mental health professionals in mindfulness skills.

Reach out anytime to set up an individual mindfulness instruction session or to schedule an 8-week course of instruction with us. We can tailor your instruction to specific issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use recovery and eating issues.

The Counseling and Mindfulness Group also hosts free community mindfulness groups. Join us for our Sunday meditation community, One by One Sangha.

(During COVID, all mindfulness groups are online or held outside at local venues, such as farms and outdoor centers.)

The Engaged Mindfulness Institute (EMI) was founded in 2001 by Fleet Maul and Kate Crips. The Institute delivers trainings developed from a rich tradition of spiritually grounded, contemplative and mindfulness-based peace and social change work, as well as the latest developments in neuroscience-based leadership training.
The IMTA is the leading professional association, supporting global collaboration in the mindfulness field. We aim to oversee the growth of accredited, rigorous, well-designed and impactful programs that will guide the development of a new generation of certified mindfulness facilitators, trainers, and teachers.

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.”

-Sylvia Boorstein

Counseling founded on

Compassion. Connection. Meaning.

(908) 645-6154

121 Shelley Dr., Ste. 2E
Hackettstown, NJ 07840