Self-care. Empowerment. Well-being. These are just some of the words that inspire and motivate every teacher and practitioner at The Mindfulness Center in their goal of helping people help themselves, and their communities. At a time when 7 out of 10 Americans are dying from chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and many of the factors contributing to these diseases are preventable, it has never been more critical and important to provide people empowering self-care modalities.
Recognizing that we travel different paths along our journey through life, and that the keys to this journey are the use of self-care practices that are now making headlines as the new standard of healthcare, Deborah Norris, Ph.D. and her family opened The Mindfulness Center to help others to do the same. Recognizing the need to address the unprecedented levels of pain and chronic disease, and the huge disparities and costs in health care affecting so many, leaving them helpless, hopeless and suffering, The Mindfulness Center seeks to create a model of the new paradigm for health care. Approaching health holistically, we can address the root causes of disease and prevent it. Empowering people to address the underlying causes of disease is the key to success, optimal health and wellness.
To that end, the mission of The Mindfulness Center is to facilitate the evolution of the standard of healthcare from one of managing disease to one of fostering health, and to be a model for a new healthcare paradigm. We fulfill this mission by bringing mindfulness to all dimensions of life, and empowering people to use evidence-based, best practices of self-care, thereby addressing healthcare disparities by making healthcare accessible to all. Through regular classes, workshops, community service, teaching in schools, hospitals and prisons, The Mindfulness Center is making a difference by helping people of all ages and backgrounds to not only strengthen and heal their bodies, but also to rediscover and strengthen their inner resources.