Workshops & Retreats

our offerings
  • Communicating Mindfully (45 Minutes)
  • 5 Ways to Add Mindfulness to the Workday (1 Hour)
  • Mindfulness: Cultivating Present Moment Awareness (2 Hours)
  • Self-Compassion: The Power of Self-Kindness (2 Hours)
  • Positive Psychology: The Art of Human Flourishing (2 Hours)
  • 3 Pillars of Resilience: An Introduction to Mindfulness, Self-Compassion & Positive Psychology (2.5 Hours)
program descriptions
Communicating Mindfully
(45 minutes; available live online, in-person, or pre-recorded)

Communicating mindfully is essential to creating and maintaining healthy relationships with all the people we encounter in our lives. In this experiential workshop, we will explore how Mindfulness can be used to improve communication skills and effectively navigate interpersonal conflict. Participants will learn about typical communication styles and ways to communicate more mindfully, including the 6 Agreements for Mindful Communication.

5 Ways to Add Mindfulness to the Workday
(1 hour; available live online, in-person, or pre-recorded)

This custom-designed workshop is specifically created to reduce workplace stress and burnout by offering research-based Mindfulness practices to integrate throughout the workday. Participants will learn the foundations of Mindfulness and practical tips and exercises that can be directly implemented into daily life in order to cultivate resilience and create sustainable rituals for self-care.

Mindfulness: Cultivating Present Moment Awareness
(2 hours; available live online or in-person)

Learn the definition of Mindfulness and how to cultivate present moment awareness, approach life in a more balanced, non-judgmental way, and live with greater ease. Understand the impact of stress on our bodies, including the physiological “fight or flight” response of our nervous system. Explore strategies for Communicating Mindfully and informal practices to integrate Mindfulness into daily living.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Mindfulness
  • Awareness and Habits of Mind
  • Stress Defined
  • Stress Physiology and the “Fight or Flight” Response
  • Negative Effects of Stress
  • Mindful Communication

**Guided experiential practices offered throughout the workshop**

Self-Compassion: The Power of Self-Kindness
(2 hours; available live online or in-person)

Explore research-based practices to encourage and motivate yourself with kindness and compassion, rather than criticism and judgment.  Learn how to cultivate a kind attitude of open awareness, become aware of difficult emotions, recognize the common humanity in your struggles, and accept yourself with greater compassion. Discover how practicing Self-Compassion increases resilience, improves overall well-being, and positively impacts how you relate to yourself and others.

Topics covered include:

  • 3 Components of Self-Compassion: Mindfulness, Common Humanity and Self-Kindness
  • Self-Compassion Myths
  • Discovering your Core Values

**Guided experiential practices offered throughout the workshop**

Positive Psychology: The Art of Human Flourishing
(2 hours; available live online or in-person)

Explore the science of life satisfaction, thriving, and human flourishing. Learn well-researched Positive Psychology tools, techniques, and practices to help you lead an engaged, meaningful, and fulfilling life.

Topics covered include:

  • 5 Components of Wellbeing
  • Discover Your Unique Character Strengths
  • Ask Empowering Questions to Change the Narrative
  • The Science of Practicing Gratitude

**Guided experiential practices offered throughout the workshop**

3 Pillars of Resilience: An Introduction to Mindfulness, Self-Compassion & Positive Psychology
(2.5 hours; available live online or in-person)

Discover how Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and elements of Positive Psychology can dramatically increase your health and wellbeing with evidence-based practices, tools, and techniques that are easy to implement into daily life.

meet your facilitators
Catherine is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher(MBSR-QT), completing the professional training program from The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also teaches the 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion course, trained in the official curriculum developed by Dr. Kristen Neff and  Dr. Cristopher Germer, through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Catherine has over 20 years of experience as a Mindfulness practitioner and holds a certificate in Positive Psychology (CIPP), trained by Dr. Tal Ben Shahar. She is also the published author of Living in Flow: The Key to Unlocking Your Greatest Potential.
Catherine Krame
Workshops & Retreats
Sarah is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, receiving her MBSR-QT letter of completion from the professional training program at the renowned University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also teaches the 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion course, having been trained in the official curriculum through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristen Neff, Dr. Cristopher Germer, and Dr. Steve Hickman. Sarah is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, completing her 200-hour teacher training (RYT-200). She has advanced training in special movement yoga for patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and in Cardiac Recovery.
Sarah Gouveia
Workshops & Retreats

Kailen Krame is Co-Founder and President of Mindful Awareness Practices, LLC and is passionate about spreading the transformative practice of mindfulness within professional industries and beyond. She is a lecturer and published author of “Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity” (AuthorHouse, 2014), a book offering mindfulness and stress-management tools for teenagers and young-adults. Kailen graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in under three years, and received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Spirituality and Mind Body Practices from Teachers College, Columbia University. Additionally, she has completed an advanced certificate in Cooperation and Conflict Resolution from the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia.

Kailen Krame
Co-Founder, President
& Multi-Program Contributor
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