Mental wellbeing is not a one-size fits all approach.
MAPs offers Online Mindfulness Programs customized for specific professions and populations delivered through self-paced learning modules.
Aging can bring major life changes...
While there are many joys to getting older – such as watching grown children get married, welcoming grandchildren, and gaining wisdom through life experiences – it can also bring transitions, challenges, and uncertainties.
Sources of stress for Active Adults may include facing changes in lifestyle and financial status after retirement, experiencing new physical limitations and reduced mobility, and managing discomfort or chronic illness. In addition, you may experience losses of loved ones and friends, and roles and relationships may change if you become a caregiver for your spouse, parents, adult children, or grandchildren.1
If you experience stress as an Active Adult, you are not alone: according to the The National Institute of Mental Health, depression among those ages 65 and older is considered to be a major public health problem.2 Additionally,
46% of older adults report that stress and worry related to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health.3
The good news is there are tools you can learn to reduce stress, be more present, and find joy, meaning, and fulfillment in this stage of your life.
Mindfulness for older adults, taught by a seasoned Mindfulness expert
A comprehensive approach to mindful aging and stress management developed for Active Adults ages 55 and over.
Our 10 module online program, specifically designed for this stage of life, is rooted in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion.
You will learn how to create sustainable rituals for self-care, cultivate resilience, and explore various Mindful Awareness Practices.
Approximately 11 hours of video content and practice exercises covering the following topics:
Meet your program co-hosts, get an introduction to the foundations of Mindfulness, and learn the importance of practicing sustainable self-care rituals in this stage of your life as an Active Adult.
Learn to calm your mind, focus your attention, and stay present with what is happening inside you and around you. Become aware of the preconceived expectations that may be limiting your experiences and shift your perspective to make room for new possibilities.
Understand why positive emotions have a significant impact on our resilience and how to cultivate them in daily life. Learn to actively contribute to your wellbeing and savor pleasant experiences.
Explore the science of stress and understand our inherent “negativity bias” as humans. Learn how to be present with feelings of discomfort, challenges, and negative emotions in order to transform how you respond to stressful situations.
Take a closer look at your ingrained habits and patterns that may no longer be serving you. Understand how to navigate this period of transition in order to foster growth and resilience.
Explore foundational Positive Psychology topics such as Grit, Character Strengths, and Hopefulness to help shift your perspective and connect to a greater sense of meaning and purpose.
Discover what Self-Compassion truly is and the various practices you can use to cultivate deeper compassion for yourself and others. Use Self-Compassion to be more gentle with yourself during this period of transition and change.
Integrate your life experiences by reflecting on your past and
future, wisdom gained, and lessons learned. Embrace your life at this stage and learn how to have agency over your quality of life by doing some of the activities you always wanted to do “when you had more time.” NOW is the time to live fully by cultivating kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.
Use Mindfulness to communicate with more presence, clarity, and patience to help you strengthen your connection with others. Learn useful communication strategies and phrases in order to respond to triggers in a more skillful way.
As the program comes to a close, learn how you can continue your exploration of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion with both formal and informal practices. Consider how you can continue practicing sustainable self-care in a way that works for you. While the modules have come to an end, your journey has only just begun!