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The Center for Courageous Living offers a variety of programs and retreats during the year. More…

About Us

The Center for Courageous Living was founded by Janet Solyntjes, MA, Certified MBSR Teacher, and Jeff Price, MA, LPC, LAC, CGP More…


What others say...

"I greatly enjoyed my MBSR classes with Janet. She is a marvelous teacher who takes her students right where they are and leads them gently to the next step."

"Janet guided our class with a great depth of knowledge, compassion, and skill.  She models the attitudes of mindfulness and the gentle spirit of present-moment inquiry."

"Janet taught the importance of practice, simplicity of mindfulness, need for kindness, and the significant impact that this can have on one's emotional and physical well-being.  The manor with which Janet was able to present such material was incredibly disciplined and inspirational."

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) began in 1979 as the Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.  The program was featured in the Bill Moyer’s PBS documentary Healing and the Mind and is the subject of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s best selling book, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of the Body and Mind to Face Stress.

“there is more right about you than there is wrong, no matter how ill or how hopeless you feel”     (Kabat-Zinn)


During times of transition, personal loss, intense emotional or physical pain, or any of the numerous circumstances that send our life out of balance, it can be helpful to have support on the journey towards greater calm and a deeper sense of well-being.

MBSR has been shown to:

         - reduce depression and anxiety

         - increase focus and mental clarity

         - enhance and improve personal health

         - improve communication with others

         - calm the wildness of the "monkey mind"

         - foster courage in difficult situations

         - bring unconditional joy to daily life

The MBSR foundation course includes 8 weekly sessions and a one-day silent retreat.  Various mindfulness tools are learned and practiced in a group context with an emphasis on personal journey. 

Please see specific MBSR programs and retreats for more information.

MBSR Audio Files(for current course participants,only)

WATCH: What is Mindfulness? 

An overview of what Mindfulness is - including it's history, rationale and scientific benefits - from the founders at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, US

Mindfulness-Based-Wellness Coaching


Individual wellness mentoring and coaching using the tools of MBSR as the inspiration and foundation for dialogue and guidance. Working with a mentor/coach can help you tap the well of inner resource that allows for a genuine, artful and fearless approach to life. 

The MB-Well journey can be limited to a single session or can be ongoing.

Cost: $140 per session  / $375 for a 3-session series

(all sessions are an hour in length - sliding scale available)

Boulder or Broomfield office

or online Zoom Video Conferencing

To contact Janet about a session : MB-Well