Stillpoint founder Janet Curry, MA, MST, LPC, CERTIFIED MBSR TEACHER and TEACHER TRAINER
Stillpoint was founded by Janet Curry, MA, MSt, LPC, to offer the most effective current approaches possible to cultivating health, vitality and ease. We do this via two main pathways: group Mindfulness-Based courses, and mindfulness-based counseling for individuals and couples.
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, communities, 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.
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 Mindfulness-based courses.
Stillpoint Mindfulness Training
“The MBSR class has given me “anchors” that don’t weigh me down, on the contrary, these “anchors” have given me a sense of “lightness” and “light” to illuminate when I drift into thought and away from being present, aware, and kind. This MBSR course has improved my focus/concentration, which has had a wonderful impact on my creativity, and productivity. These minutes invested in “body scans” and “sitting meditations” have helped me not only feel my body, leverage my breath, and notice my mind, but have increased my level of awareness of habits that no longer serve me.”
“The MBSR class has transformed my life by allowing me to tap into the present moment and live a more enriched life with a fresh perspective.”
“This course has helped me give myself permission and the grace to be aware of, present and kind to myself, which has had the added benefit of spilling over to my relationships (family, friends, clients, and students).”
“Janet is authentic and a very caring person. She is very knowledgeable and shares her gift unselfishly. She is very approachable and accessible to all of her students. She made the MBSR program easy to understand and our time together went by too quickly. I will miss our weekly sessions but until we meet again, thank you!” GD
“After taking this course with Janet, I unequivocally believe in the power of a daily mindfulness practice. I’ve developed a greater capacity to live in the present moment and to actively cultivate joy in my life. I’m more aware of my habitual stress reactions, and, as a result, I’m less apt to get tangled up in these maladaptive responses. Instead, I feel a sense of peace knowing that I have choices regarding how I handle stress, tension, and negative thinking. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning how to lead a more mindful and intentional life.” JM
“This MBSR course has helped me experience peace and calm by gently questioning my perceptions and beliefs. Janet helped me understand mindfulness and meditation through research, poetry, breathing, scanning, and noticing one practice and one day at a time. Her guidance and presence is not only comforting and supportive, but her teachings inspired me to learn more, implement what I learned, and practice, practice, practice.” RO
“MBSR found me just at the right time. I hadn’t been looking, but when the opportunity arose it felt naturally right for me. These 8 weeks have brought the pure joy of realization of the different choices I have that I couldn’t see before.” YM
“The MBSR class has allowed me to live a more enriched life. Not only did the class teach me how to handle my anxiety but also to embrace my relationships in life. I have a fresh perspective on how to love what I love. It truly was the highlight for 2020 for me and the best gift to myself ever.” MP
“There is something very empowering to know that you are creating positive change in your health at the cellular level. This course takes you inside and helps you understand the vast resources you have available to you – just by sitting down, listening, and observing.” PS
“This class is like finding an open, airy atrium in my house that I hadn’t previously known – one with a labyrinth, a waterfall, and a cosmic observatory. There’s enough here to explore for a lifetime.”
“Janet, you are a treasure, and I am so grateful for your time and care in stewarding our group through this indispensable course!”
“I loved this class and am looking forward to hearing about future classes. Thank you for MBSR!!!”
“MBSR is a from-the-bottom-up, deep, informative, clear 8 week course, accepting all as they are. A nurturing pod to open up to whatever presents itself. Janet guided us through this experience with great knowledge, wisdom and warmth.”
“Janet brings an embodied care to the class that is a testament to her years of being in this practice. Every Tuesday I basked in the warmth of the practice, the community with others, and the care with which Janet so lovingly served this important work.”