Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness

The new Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness at Jupiter Medical Center is a 2,600-square-foot beautiful, soothing space overlooking the Jacqueline Fiske Healing Garden designed to provide assistance and teach people to be more mindful, to cope with symptoms of stress, and to manage the tension of everyday life.

In 1979, the movement known as mindfulness began when one of the nation’s foremost mindfulness experts, Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center to bring a form of meditation practice known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) into mainstream medicine and health care. The Center for Mindfulness at Massachusetts Medical Center is an innovative leader and pioneer in mind-body medicine and mindfulness-based treatment and research investigation.

MBSR Training & Other Services

One of the cornerstones of the Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness is MBSR training offered by Jupiter Medical Center in collaboration with the UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. This 8-week training is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the mind-body connection and developing tools to improve health and well-being. Nearly four decades of scientific research by a growing cadre of highly regarded international scientists indicates that individuals trained in mindfulness and MBSR have an enhanced ability to tap into their inner resources and improve their own health.

A variety of chronic health conditions and concerns that afflict so many of our patients have been demonstrated by recent studies to improve with mindfulness, including, but not limited to:

  • Pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) distress
  • Skin disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances

The practice of mindfulness is an intervention that could actually help improve conditions such as these, by lowering stress levels that are often a contributing factor to “dis-ease.” In addition, those who practice this discipline can achieve an enhanced sense of balance in their lives and a greater interest in learning the “how” of taking good care of themselves, enhancing a patients’ ability to focus on prevention and overall wellness.

Services at the Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness include:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes
  • Mindfulness Meditation Sessions for the Community

Additionally, Jupiter Medical Center will offer additional Mindfulness-Based Programs over the next year, including:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Mindfulness at Work

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