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UNM Center for Life
4700 Jefferson St. NE
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109
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Appointments: 

(505) 925-7464

Fax: (505) 925-4539

Clinic Hours: 
Mon.- Fri., 8:00am - 5:00pm 

After Hours Emergencies: Call 911

2017 Holidays
  - January 1, 2017
  - January 16, 2017
  - May 29, 2017
  - July 4, 2017
  - September 4, 2017
  - November 23-24, 2017
  - December 22, 25-26, 2017

Meditation and Mindfulness Programs

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds the Brain's Gray Matter in 8 weeks

Subscribe to Michelle Duval's YouTube channel at MichelleDuvalMindfulness.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight week course that leads participants through a uniquely comprehensive study and practice of mindfulness meditation: what it is, how to do it in our daily lives to reduce stress, manage pain, help with sleep issues, addictions, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and more, and how it enables our ability to participate in our health and healing. The course culminates with an all day meditation retreat, an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As part of our class, participants receive a comprehensive workbook full of invaluable information, explanations, and tips for participants not only during the session, but after its conclusion as well. Also, each participant receives 8 downloadable guided meditations that are utilized throughout the eight week program to provide a seamless transition from the end of the course to the beginning of your independent practice. This wonderful series of meditations are a direct descendent of the Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn's MBSR Program and could not be provided without his generous and exceptional guidance. If you've ever wanted to learn meditation, you won't want to miss this amazing opportunity. More information about MBSR is available at: http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php

Course fee is $350 beginning July 28, 2016. Included in the course fee is a comprehensive course book, 8 downloadable guided meditations, an all day retreat, and free access to all future MBSR retreats. UNM employees receive a 10% discount. All are welcome to participate. You do not need a referral. Reservations taken with Visa or Mastercard, cash or check. No refunds. Any missed classes can be made up in any subsequent course within a year's time frame, as can the all day retreat, space permitting. Course instructor is Michelle DuVal, MA. If you would like more information regarding the course, email michelle@themindfulcenter.com or call her directly at (505) 615‑1547. To register and pay for the course online, please click here. Tuition remission forms may be submitted directly to Michelle Hale at mmhale@unmmg.org. For additional information regarding registration, please contact Michelle at (505) 925-4551.

2017 Classes:

MBSR - Thursdays, 5:45 - 8pm

Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 9, March 16

April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 18, May 25, June 1

July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Sept. 7, Sept. 14

Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, MONDAY Nov. 20 (in lieu of Thanksgiving)

Make-up class will be scheduled by instructor.

Registration Form. (E-mail form to mmhale@unmmg.org or fax to 505-925-4539.) 

Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL)

INTRODUCTION VIDEO TO MINDFUL EATING BY MICHELLE DUVAL

Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) is a one-of-a-kind program developed by UNM that runs six weeks and teaches participants an entirely new approach to weight loss and healthy eating habits. Participants learn the clinically proven techniques of mindfulness and learn how to hone and direct their skills toward eating and weight issues. Some of the key program points include learning how to apply mindfulness toward food choices, developing a greater awareness toward hunger and satiety clues from the body, and understanding how stress impacts not only how we eat but how we live our lives, and special attention is paid toward developing the stress management tools for a lifetime of health and greater well being. Each class also includes specially designed mindful eating exercises to specifically apply what we learn to a direct experience of mindful eating.

Course fee is $250. Included in the course fee is food for the in‑class mindful eating exercises, a comprehensive course book, and a 3 CD set of guided meditations. UNM tuition remission is available, UNMH employees receive a 10% discount. All are welcome to participate. You do not need a referral. Reservations taken with Visa or Mastercard, cash or check. No refunds. Any missed classes can be made up in any subsequent course within a year time frame, space permitting. Course instructor is Michelle DuVal, MA. If you would like more information regarding the course, email michelle@themindfulcenter.com or call her directly at (505) 615‑1547. To register and pay online, please click here. Tuition remission forms may be submitted directly to Michelle Hale at mmhale@unmmg.org. For additional information about registration, please call Michelle at (505) 925-4551.

2017 Classes:

Wednesdays, August 9th - September 13th; 5:45 - 7:45 p.m

Registration Form. (E-mail form to mmhale@unmmg.org or fax to 505-925-4539.)

Mindfulness Instructor

MichelleDMichelle DuVal, M.A., is the lead Instructor of the Mindfulness programs at the UNM Center for Life and the and has brought mindfulness meditation training into both clinical and hospital settings, cardiac rehab programs, various counseling and psychotherapy facilities, and workplace environments as well as government agencies throughout the state of New Mexico. Michelle has been a meditation practitioner for years and has taught thousands of people the skills of mindfulness meditation to help cope with the stress associated with jobs, family, finances, health and healing processes, and more. Her programs have also been clinically proven to aid with sleep issues, weight issues, pain management, and anxiety, worry, and depression. All her programs are non-religious and focus on the empowering skill of meditation for health, healing, and stress reduction.

Subscribe to Michelle's YouTube channel at MichelleDuValMindfulness.

Mindfulness Trainer

MichelleDJose Maresma is one of the top mindfulness trainers at The Mindful Center, the largest provider of mindfulness trainings in the Southwest. Over his 27 year career, Jose has worked with a varied population from Olympians and professional athletes to children, educators and Federal Law Enforcement.

Jose’s focus is on the integration of mindfulness for improving health, reducing stress and increasing resiliency at work and home.  Jose has been a keynote speaker and lecturer at over 30 Universities, including Duke University and UT-Austin, as well as for the Association for Dispute Resolution, and the NM Federal Probation Officers Regional Training, among others.  Jose currently provides mindfulness training for Albuquerque Public Schools, Presbyterian Health Plan, in the cardiac rehab program at Presbyterian, and in the NM Drug Court program. Jose is also an Exercise Physiologist and Wellness Specialist with the Solutions Group/Presbyterian Health Services with a focus on self-care for clinical staff.