The Mindful Path to Habit Change
September 2017

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The Mindful Path to Habit Change

September 08, 2017 – September 10, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Hugh Byrne
Plus accommodations
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Why do we develop our habits? And why are they so difficult to change?

Imagine you could take habits that cause you stress or harm—like procrastinating, smoking, overeating, binge watching, social media addiction, negative thinking, and more—and replace them with habits that support your well-being and health.

Hugh Byrne, author of The Here-and-Now Habit, brings together the ancient wisdom teachings of mindfuless and compassion with cutting-edge insights from neuroscience to offer powerful tools that help you live with greater joy, ease, and freedom.

Through storytelling, discussion, interactive practices, and meditations healthcare providers will be able to teacher their clients to:

  • Describe the patterns that support habits and how mindfulness supports change
  • Utilize the power of intention to make and keep commitments
  • Demonstrate a greater ability to cultivate attention and generate awareness
  • Develop attitudes of kindness, compassion, and curiosity that support habit change

Anyone looking to move beyond old patterns and end bad habits for good is welcome.

Continuing Education
  • SW - Social Workers +$50

Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not registered the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Hugh Byrne, PhD, is a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC, and author of The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All. A former lawyer who worked for more than two decades in the field of human rights and social justice, Byrne is also cofounder of the Mindfulness Training Instistue of Washington and the Mindfulness Teacher Training Institue.