Free Mindfulness Workshop

December 5, 10:00am - 12:00am
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns School of Medicine (651 Ilalo St. in Kaka‘ako) Medical Education Building, Auditoriu Add to Calendar

Free Mindfulness Workshop
December 5, 2009
John A. Burns School of Medicine ---------------


A FREE workshop for medical professionals and the public taught by Thanh V. Huynh, M.D.

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 10:00 AM–12:00 Noon at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (651 Ilalo St. in Kaka‘ako) Medical Education Building, Auditorium 315 - Public Parking available for $4 in Parking Lot C.

In this time of growing stress in our personal and work lives, mindfulness can be a critical tool to return our minds to a state of peace and to cope with the ups and downs of life more gracefully. Stress is a major factor in many health conditions, and it is present for medical professionals as well as for the people who come to them for healing. Don’t miss this important workshop.

What is Mindfulness???
Mindfulness is the mental quality that is associated with non-judging attention, moment by moment, to the present-time unfolding life experience without attachment to pleasantness or resistance to unpleasantness. This relaxed non-bias awareness allows one to see things clearly as they really are and learn to respond, rather than react to stressors encountered. This results in more joy and a sense of peace. Mindfulness has been successfully taught in hospitals and stress reduction clinics around the world.

What Will You Learn?

✴ Benefits of the mindfulness practice, including a literature review.
✴ Concentration and mindfulness.
✴ How to establish mindfulness.
✴ Concept and reality.

✴ Guided instruction on some techniques of mindfulness.
✴ Application of mindfulness in daily activities.

Dr. Thanh Huynh is a radiation oncologist holding faculty appointments with the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai‘i and the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i. He has been studying and practicing mindfulness (insight/ vipassana) meditation since 1984 and began sharing this practice with O‘ahu prison inmates in 1992. Dr. Huynh offers regular Mindfulness classes to the public, school children and cancer patients with rewarding results. He and Dr Carolyn Gotay of the Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i recently completed a successful feasibility study using the internet to teach cancer patients mindfulness and are working on a national study using the same technique.

This workshop is suitable for teenagers, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 888-5053 or email

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John A. Burns School of Medicine, Manoa Campus

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FREE/ no pre-registration

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JABSOM, Mānoa Campus

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