Stillpoint was founded by Janet Curry, MA, LPC, to offer multiple approaches to cultivating greater health, vitality and ease.
With the unpredictable and ever-changing nature of the world never more apparent than it is today, many of us are experiencing stress on an unprecedented scale. We feel it financially, in our jobs, in our families and in our health—mental, physical and emotional.
In such a climate, the decision to explore ways of coping more skillfully with stress and dis-ease is not only pro-active but also wise. It is a way of taking charge of your own health and well-being—your own life—and of discovering and recovering your own inner resources for coping, growing and healing.
Stillpoint offers two main pathways for developing these inner resources: Individual and Couples Counseling and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in Durango, which is modeled on the internationally acclaimed group health care program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
Stillpoint’s mission is to cultivate awareness in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities by providing counseling and mindfulness training. Stillpoint supports people in bringing awareness and compassion to the act of looking deeply into their lives and of mobilizing their innate capacity for experiencing greater peace, creativity and happiness.
Stillpoint envisions a world in which people of all ages and all educational, cultural and economic backgrounds can, through moment-to-moment awareness, step out of destructive patterns of reactivity and choose to act with greater insight, wisdom and clarity for the benefit and healing of ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world at large.
Mindfulness is a basic human capacity to pay attention to whatever is happening in your life as it’s happening—in this present moment.
Though we all have moments of mindfulness, often we are more familiar with mindlessness, when we operate on “automatic pilot” and are distracted from what is actually happening—both around us, and in our own bodies, minds, and hearts. The good news is that mindfulness is already available to us by virtue of being human—it isn’t something you have to acquire, but rather can intentionally develop and refine.
Mindfulness meditation is a practical, kind way of doing just that—of cultivating our innate potential for being present in and for our lives. As a practice, mindfulness can help us to see ourselves and our lives with greater clarity and compassion. Out of such clear seeing, we can learn to face each moment, no matter how challenging or intense, with greater calm, stability, acceptance and creativity.
The principles of mindfulness are woven into every aspect of Stillpoint’s individual and couples counseling; intensive training in mindfulness practices is offered in the MBSR in Durango courses.
A new documentary film called “The Connection: Mind Your Body” offers fascinating insight into the science now demonstrating the multitude of health benefits that can be experienced through contemplative practices, including mindfulness meditation. Here’s the trailer:
For more information about trainings in mindfulness meditation, contact Janet