The Awareness Program:
An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Deborah Norris

Presented by The Mindfulness Center


The Awareness Program:
An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

         Cultivating a Community of Mindfulness

It is with great joy that we welcome you to our online Introduction to Meditation course, known as The Awareness Program. This comprehensive online training program features Professor Deborah Norris, Ph.D. founder of The Mindfulness Center™, and Director of the American University Psychobiology of Healing program.

The benefits of a personal meditation practice have been experienced by individuals and cultures for thousands of years, but in today's fast paced, high-demand world, we are in great need of these seemingly forgotten skills. The powerful personal and social benefits of meditation expand far beyond the restrictions of time and place, so we see every reason that you too should be able to develop a mindfulness practice and experience for yourself the life changing benefits.

This online program is modeled after the experience of our on-site classes and trainings offered in Bethesda, Maryland. From the comfort of your own home, and on your own schedule, you can now join our online community, and experience the same scientific and psychological depth as our on-site meditation and mindfulness programming.

Through our online training, you will:

  • Develop a personal meditation practice that works for you, through exposure to different approaches
  • Learn about the current science and evidence basis behind the benefits of meditation
  • Come to an understanding of what Mindfulness is and how it can apply in your everyday life
  • Learn about meditation through both informational content and experiential practice
  • Gain access to recordings of guided meditations
  • Explore a multimedia library rich in information on the science, practice, and application of mindfulness
  • Learn about the various benefits of different types of mediation practices
  • Join a community of people who share your same interest in mindfulness
  • Establish the tools, experience, and guidance to further your own mindfulness practice

Contents include:

  • Pre-recorded webinars, including both didactic and experiential content on the concepts and practices of meditation, designed to take participants through the process of building a mindfulness meditation practice.
  • Online community page, building community around mindfulness practices and providing a forum for ongoing discussion, feedback and interaction with fellow program participants and program instructors.
  • Access to online resources including recorded meditation audios, archive of recorded webinars and conference calls, scientific research and online access to the course textbook, "In the Flow: Passion, Purpose and the Power of Mindfulness", by program founder Dr. Deborah Norris.
  • Upon completing this program, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion of The Awareness Program: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation from The Mindfulness Center. We welcome all interested students to join us on this journey of education and sharing and look forward to engaging with you in our community of dedicated learners.

In appreciation,
Dr. Deborah Norris and The Mindfulness Center.

Featuring Dr. Deborah Norris

This comprehensive online training program features Professor Deborah Norris, Ph.D. founder of The Mindfulness Center™, and Director of the American University Psychobiology of Healing program.

Who are the students?

We warmly welcome and encourage individuals from across the globe to enroll in The Awareness Program: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation program brought to you by The Mindfulness Center. Meditation is a powerful practice that bonds us all together in a powerful and healing transformation.

This introductory program is appropriate for any individual with a desire to develop a personal meditation practice, with no previous experience required. It is also valuable for those looking to take control of their personal health through a greater understanding of the mind-body connection, or to deepen their connection to the people and the environment around them through increased awareness and mindfulness.

We’re also very excited to announce a social network exclusive to students of our online training. Once you enroll in the program, you will gain immediate access to a community page to easily connect with fellow students any time, any place.

No matter who you are, where you are joining us from, or why you are here, you will:

Gain Experience

Gain experience and familiarity with the practice of mindfulness meditation

Develop Tools

Develop a repertoire of mindfulness tools to relieve stress and restore presence, awareness and wellbeing

Use the Scientific Method

Be introduced to the language of modern medical science, discussing the mechanisms, active ingredients, and clinical outcomes of meditation.

Why Study Meditation?

Engage in humanity's shift towards consious awareness and cultivate a more compassionate world.

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness

Modern scientific research is constantly unearthing new and revolutionary uses for mindfulness practices in the fields of medicine, education, mental health, business, athletics, the arts, and more.

Fuel Your Personal Growth, Productivity and Inspiration

Individuals are beginning to incorporate meditation and other awareness practices into their personal and professional lives to benefit the health of their minds, bodies, relationships, families, and work.

Engage in Healing Yourself and Your Community

Individuals who practice mindfulness find they approach life with more reverence and with a newfound compassion for the environment and people around them. This allows practitioners to actively engage with healing their environment, whether it be on a personal or community level.

How Does The Program Work?

The Awareness Program: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, provides the benefit of a semi-structured timeline while allowing you the freedom to complete course work on your own time.

Virtual Classroom

The virtual nature of this program allows students to enroll in and begin the program at any time. This flexibility allows students to begin learning when it feels naturally right for them, rather than having to rearrange already busy schedules to fit in another commitment or to wait until a course is offered at an opportune time.


The Awareness Program: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation costs only $300 to begin your life changing journey of mindfulness. Group and corporate rates available. Please contact the Program Registrar for more information on rates and registration or any further questions at: