You're staring at the numbers on your automated blood pressure machine ...

"This thing can't be right!"

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  • You are following the advice of your doctor:

  • Taking your medicine

  • Watching your sodium intake

  • You've even lost a few pounds

  • And yet, your blood pressure has started to rise again.

Why is this happening?

  • Humans are resilient

    We repeatedly take on “one more thing” without showing signs of major stress.

    When we are too adaptive, the stress can continue without us noticing until it's too late!

  • We ignore our inner life

    With all that is going on outside of you, it is so easy to ignore what is going on inside of you.

    This means we walk around unaware of the physical and mental toll stress can take.

What can we do about it?

Right now you have the power within your own body and mind to take control of your mental and physical health, all through practices that are safe, simple and scientifically validated.

Integrative medicine physician, Dr. Phaythoune Chothmounethinh explains some of the benefits of Mindfulness in the video below.

Watch Intro Video

Mindfulness for Hypertension

Mindfulness Practices for Managing Symptoms

Have you tried Mindfulness?

Mindfulness can lower blood pressure by helping you skillfully respond to stress

Course Outline

  • 1

    Welcome to the Prescribing Mindfulness course!

    • GETTING STARTED: How to use this course

    • How are you feeling right now?

  • 2

    Week 1: What is Mindfulness?

    • Week 1 Lesson 1: Can Mindfulness Help Manage My High Blood Pressure?

    • Week 1 Lesson 2: What is Mindfulness?

    • Week 1 Lesson 3: What are your health goals for this course?

    • Week 1 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 3

    Week 2: How Do I Design My Own Meditation Practice?

    • Week 2 Lesson 1: How Do I Design My Own Meditation Practice?

    • Week 2 Lesson 2: Some tools to help you get started

    • Week 2 Lesson 3: What tools have you found helpful?

    • Week 2 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 4

    Week 3: Guided Formal Sitting Mindfulness Practice

    • Week 3 Lesson 1: Guided Formal Sitting Mindfulness Practice

    • Week 3 Lesson 2: Journal Prompt

    • Week 3 Lesson 3: How can you encourage someone else?

    • Week 3 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 5

    Week 4: How Do I Regulate My Stress?

    • Week 4 Lesson 1: How Do I Regulate My Stress?

    • Week 4 Lesson 2: How to STOP Stress in its Tracks: Download

    • Week 4 Lesson 3: Prescribing Adventure

    • Week 4 BONUS Audio Meditation

  • 6

    One Final Step

    • CONGRATULATIONS: Here's what's next!

    • Before You Go: Tell us how you feel

    • Mindfulness Communities for You

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can meditation lower my blood pressure?

    High blood pressure is a symptom of a sustained stress response. A Mindfulness meditation practice can help you understand the causes of stress and learn how to skillfully self-regulate as stress arises.

  • Do I need experience in meditation to take this course?

    No experience is necessary! This course offers video, written and audio guidance for developing and maintaining the right meditation practice to fit your lifestyle and wellness goals.

  • How long do I have to meditate to feel the benefits?

    Studies have shown that as little as 5 minutes a day can can be beneficial.

Meet Your Instructor

Brian Woolworth

Mandorla Faculty

Brian Woolworth is a Mindfulness educator and meditation facilitator who uses ancient practices to empower modern people to move beyond the mind’s stressful thoughts, upsetting emotions, and unpleasant sensations. With nearly 30 years of clinical nursing experience, Brian brings an intimate knowledge of the physiological effects of stressful suffering on the body. He is a leader in making mindfulness available to hospitals and medical practices as part of a balanced integrated care program.

What our students are saying

“The facilitators create a transformative experience. And, the busier you are, the more you’ll benefit.”

Dan Bullock, Bullock Management Partners