"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." -Einstein

There are many circumstances over which we don’t have control. However, with understanding, awareness, and practice, we have a surprising amount of agency over our reactions and the overall experience. This three-part series of 75 minute online workshops includes mind and body-based exercises to help you better understand your experience of situations which create agitation, upset, and a sense that there is something wrong. You will learn practices that help restore a sense of acceptance and being okay in the midst of difficulty.

Workshop 1: Supportive Practice to Restore Calm
Workshop 2: Supportive Practice to Stabilize Mood
Workshop 3: Supportive Practice for Focus

Sliding Scale Pricing

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is deeply committed to the wellbeing and flourishing of all communities. In order to make our programming accessible to a broader audience, we have implemented a sliding scale fee structure.

The suggested registration fee for this program is $15. We also offer  a scholarship rate of $10 and a supporter rate of $20 for those who would like to contribute toward making this programming accessible to all.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to participating in our programming. If you are not able to pay one of the listed registration fees, you are able to take the program at no cost.

University of Minnesota Retirees Association members and University of Minnesota Alumni Association members can receive a 10% discount on the suggested registration fee by selecting the appropriate fee at checkout. 

National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) CEUs

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 1.25 continuing education units (CEA-000291). If you would like to participate in this course for NBHWC continuing education units, please select "add this option" onto your registration. If you are not a NBHWC certified health coach, it is your responsibility to confirm that the course meets the requirements of your governing institution or credentialing board and that they will accept NBHWC CEUs. NBHWC CEUs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Continuing Education Units

Please contact your licensing board or accrediting body to determine if this program meets eligibility to receive continuing education units. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program upon request. Please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu) for more information.


The online workshops are experiential and include both process-focused exercises to support the mind to better understand one’s experience and body-based exercises to support the nervous system. You are welcome to attend one or all three workshops. Please note, registration will close at 11 a.m. Central on the day of the workshop to ensure we can get you all of the logistical details.

Please note, this programming is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please seek the advice of your physician or mental health care provider if you are not sure if a class like this is indicated for you. This programming may involve observing negative feelings mindfully such as anxiety and may provoke feelings of distress. The class may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. Should you determine that the workshop is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

These workshops are non-refundable. Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. For more information, participants should reach out to the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).


If you have questions regarding the workshops, please contact the Bakken Center's community relations office (mindprg@umn.edu, 612-625-8164).

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