Mindful Self-Compassion Program
with Paulette Grotrian and co-teacher
Karen Kerr, LMSW

8 Tuesdays, May 19-July 7, 2020

6:00-8:30 pm

May 12, 2020, 6:00–7:00 pm 

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Cost: $450 regular

$350 student & senior

$250 previous participants
$50 non-refundable deposit holds your place
Payment plans and scholarships available! 


  • 8 weekly 2-1/2 hour sessions

  • Half-day retreat June 20

  • Copy of the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

  • Guided meditation recordings

Advance registration required: www.mindfulnesswithpaulette.weebly.com

Up to 24 CEs available for Psychologists, Nurses, Dietitians and Nutritionists, Social Workers, Marital and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors. APA approved.

Questions: Paulette, 734-276-7707 or 

LOCATION: Enlightened Soul Center

3820 Packard Road #280 (2nd floor, with elevator)
Ann Arbor 48108
Free parking!

Turn at the driveway next to the US-23 overpass,
at the sign for "Gentle Dental" and "Foot & Ankle" 

NOTE: Building number is not visible from the road

LOCATION for Saturday 6/29 is at a different venue TBA.

About the Workshop

Want to improve your health and well-being, calm the anxious mind, stress less, live with more ease and joy? This 5-Day Intensive Workshop offers these benefits and more. Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, this 5-day Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Intensive offers the same great content as Kabat-Zinn's but in an intensive format. Learn skills to stress less, improve health and well-being, and live with more ease and balance. 


Why participate in Mindfulness with Paulette programs? Regardless of your experience with meditation and mindfulness, we all need a face-to-face teacher. For access to one of the most experienced teachers and one of the best-trained teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion, take advantage of this workshop!

Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Chronic Pain
​•Improve Sleep, Health, and Well-Being
•Develop More Ease, Joy, Resilience, and Balance In Life

Common Reasons for Taking the MBSR-Intensive:

* Stress—Job, Family, Financial
* Chronic Pain, Illness, Headaches, Fatigue
* Cancer Treatment
* Anxiety and Depression
* Sleep Disturbances
* Worry About the Future
* Grief or Loss​ 

"Mindfulness meditation has a dramatic effect on our well-being. One of the major benefits is reducing stress, together with increased intuition, creativity, compassion, and peace."
— Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
— Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
— Victor Frankl

About Paulette Grotrian

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Paulette Grotrian is a founding member of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion and is the founder of a weekly drop-in session in Saline, Michigan, called "Open Meditation Saline."


Paulette's main teachers are Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, Master Teacher Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Master Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, The Mindfulness Retreat for Educators in Ontario, and Master Teachers Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, founders of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at UCSD Medical School. 

​For over 20 years, Paulette has been practicing mindfulness meditation. She began in the mid-1990’s after reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, where he describes the effects of chronic stress and the program he developed called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She says her practice has helped her with better focus, a healthier way to relate to what's difficult, more joy in everyday living, and developing deeper understanding, compassion, and kindness for herself and her fellow human beings.


Currently, Paulette teaches MBSR in Ann Arbor and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) in the Ann Arbor area in the spring and fall and in Bonita Springs, FL, during the winter, where she teaches mindfulness courses at Integrative Mindfulness.


Additional studies include Trauma-Informed Mindfulness and Compassion with Trish Magyari, Mindfulness and the Craving Mind with Judson Brewer of UMass Department of Mindfulness, Healing Trauma with Mindfulness and Yoga with Bessel van der Kolk at Kripalu, Walking the Labyrinth As a Tool for Stress in Turbulent Times with labyrinth guru Lauren Artress, Hardwiring Happiness with Neuroscientist Rick Hanson, Refining Inquiry with Susan Woods, Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto, Interpersonal Mindfulness, Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness, and Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps with Therese Jacobs-Stewart, Hazelden,​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Mindfulness, Richard Sears, PESI.


Paulette is Professor Emeritus of Interpersonal Communication at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, retiring after 30 years of full-time teaching and six years of serving as Humanities Department Chair. She continues to teach Family Communication online, a course that she developed for the college and designed for teaching as distance learning.​


Follow her on Facebook at Mindfulness with Paulette or visit her website, https://mindfulnesswithpaulette.weebly.com