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Sharon Gutterman, Ph.D.

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Dr. Sharon Gutterman is an acclaimed international speaker on mindfulness, stress reduction and well-being. Her integration of life experience and dedication to life-long learning provide a unique blend of wisdom, sensitivity, humor and passion.

Dr. Gutterman’s background includes teaching self-care to physicians at Yale, University of Connecticut Health Center and The Ohio State University as well as for leadership at Comcast Corporation and national seminars sponsored by McKesson-General Medical Corporation. She is a Master Teacher at the Copper Beech Institute and a featured presenter at conferences, workshops and retreats in the U.S., Israel, Costa Rica, businesses, schools, correctional institutions and hospitals.

Sharon trained in the intensive Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program directed by Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She completed the practicum at Center for Mindfulness/University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Sharon’s mantra: The quality of care you give others is related to the quality of care you give to yourself. She is the founder of Mindful Wow! Wake up to your life.

Lectures, Classes and Consultations for the 2018 Cruise

Lecture: The User's Guide to Living Mindfully
You’ve been hearing a lot about “mindfulness,” but are you sure you know what living mindfully really means or how to do it? What you do know is you need tools to face the challenges life presents, and you want to fully savor life’s joyful moments.

In this class you will learn about the skills for living mindfully in the present moment with kindness and curiosity. You will explore ways to clear away trivial and needless worries, handle stress, nurture passion for your work and generate compassion for yourself and others. You have the inner resources for stability and peace. Isn’t it time you learn how to use them?

Class: Mindful Meditation
Stop! What are you thinking right now? Dwelling on the past or obsessing about the future?

Mindful meditation is an opportunity to develop your meditation practice and experience the benefits of living in the present moment. Yes, you can learn how to calm your mind, create new neural pathways, gain insight into ways to work with challenges and difficulties and feel a renewed sense of well-being. Research findings indicate that meditation can enhance your ability to cope with stress and worries as well as savor life’s joys.

Our practice will begin with brief instruction, followed by twenty minutes of meditating and time for questions after our practice.

Whether you are a total newbie to meditation or an experienced practitioner, gently guided meditation will bring a glow to your day.

Workshop: Unstuck! Easing the Grip of Habits - $150/person, 90 min.
Think you’re a creature of habit? Feel stuck and realize you need to make changes? The wisdom of mindfulness together with evidence from neuroscience explain how habits are formed and why they are hard to break. Know that you can step out of worrying, impulsivity, and craving. Become aware of your capacity to let go of things that don’t serve you well, and welcome the awareness of your personal resilience.

Mindfully Stress-Less! - $160/one person, $135/person in groups of 2-4, 60 min. Space is limited, so please register early.
Do you feel like you run on auto-pilot all day long? How often do you miss life’s sweetness, because you can’t settle down and enjoy the present moment? Curious about what it means to live mindfully and with less stress? Take advantage of this private, unique opportunity to learn how to meditate and apply mindfulness concepts to stress-less and refresh yourself throughout the day. You will receive personalized attention and the CD Mindfully Stress-Less!

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