Welcome to
Bacall Wellness!

Where you can learn to mindfully thrive!

We offer secular, scientifically proven mindfulness and meditation programs that are either in-person, online, or hybrid for individuals, families, groups, schools, businesses, and corporations.

We can work with any reasonable budget and can customize your program.

Take a look at our menu for a complete list of services offered.

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What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the capacity to focus one's awareness on the present moment, on purpose, while acknowledging one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations as they arise and pass without reactions or judgment.

Mindfulness and the Brain

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Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess changes in the brain after an eight week mindfulness course showed that the prefrontal cortex, the hippocampus, and other areas experienced heightened activity and connectivity, while the amygdala experienced decreased functional activity and earlier deactivation after exposure to emotionally charged stimuli. (Gotink, Meijboor, Vernooki, Smioth, & Hunink, 2016)

This means that the areas of the brain associated with higher-level functioning were more active, while the area of the brain that handles stress and strong emotions was less involved (decreased stress response).  These findings match the behavioral changes we see after a mindfulness program, like better emotional regulation, less reactivity, and even better performance on tasks.

Research on Mindfulness

Decreased Aggression and Conduct Problems

Children with ADHD displayed less aggression and conduct problems when exposed to mindfulness therapy, which helps them focus on their academics. (Singh, Soamya, & Ramnath, 2016)

Lower Problematic Drinking Rates

A study on drinking in college students found that the more mindful students are engaged in lower rates of problematic drinking especially those proficient in acting with awareness and non judging. (Vinci, Spears, Peltier, & Copeland, 2016)

Increased Resilience

Mindfulness training has been shown to boost resilience in children and help them understand and regulate their own emotions. (Coholic, 2011: Coholic, Eys, & Loughheed 2012)

Lower Stress

Office employees who participated in an eight-week mindfulness intervention experienced lower levels of work-related stress, greater job satisfaction and ultimately enhanced job performance as rated by their employers. (Shonin, Van Gordon, Dunn, Singh, & Griffiths, 2014)

Increased Productivity

Mindfulness in the workplace can actually increase the number of contract hours worked by employees, a result that will certainly catch the attention of the higher-ups. (De Bruin, Formsma, Frijstein, & Bogels 2017)

Lower Depression and Anxiety

Teenagers studying for a general education certificate who participated in a mindfulness program experienced lower depression and anxiety, which contributed to improved academic attainment. (Bennet & Dorjeem 2016)

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How We Can Help

We provide mindfulness programs to educate others, through present-moment awareness and meditation practices how to use scientifically proven techniques to decrease stress and anxiety, enhance health, increase self-awareness, resilience and increase empathy for self and others.

If you are interested in working with me for yourself, your family, or your community, let's talk.

Services

Contact us for current pricing

As your certified Mindfulness Instructor, I offer unyielding support when you need assistance with your mindfulness practice. Take a look at my services and see how we can work together to achieve your wellness goals.

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Mindfulness Programs for School or Business

In Person or Online

Choose this service if you are interested in bringing wellness/mindfulness programs to your classroom, school, district or business.

Personal Mindfulness Programs (Live)

Online

Choose this service if you are interested in a wellness/mindfulness program for your family or a small group.

On Demand Mindfulness Programs

Online

Choose this service if you are interested in an online mindfulness program that you can access when you want, at your own pace, from the comfort of your own space.

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Reiki Healing

In Person or Online

Reiki is a form of energy medicine that aims to help the flow of energy and may remove blocks improving the flow of energy around the body, enable relaxation, reduce pain, and speed healing.

Custom programs available. We can work with any reasonable budget.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Meditation Group (1)
    Tue, Dec 07
    Springfield
    The format of the evening is a short group discussion followed by a guided meditation. This event will be held in person with an online option. If you choose to attend online, please indicate that on the registration form to ensure you get the zoom link by 6:00 pm the night of the event.
  • Quiet Your Mind
    Thu, Jan 20
    Springfield
    In this scientifically proven, introductory seminar, you will learn how to quiet your mind through mindfulness practices and meditation to decrease stressful thoughts and increase overall wellness.

About Me

Mindfully Thriving

As a young girl, I was always certain that whatever career path I chose, it would involve helping others.  I love being a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Practitioner, and a Certified Mindfulness Instructor. 

 

Like many of us, my life is busy. I own two companies, a holistic wellness center (Springfield Holistic Wellness) for 20+ years with my husband, Steven and Bacall Wellness where I teach mindfulness programs and how to live a mindful lifestyle. 

Outside of work, I am a mom of 4, I love gardening (including vermicomposting), exercise, healthy eating (most of the time), creating organic beauty products, and spending time with my family and pets (2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 birds and a horse).  

Most of my adult life I have kept balanced by practicing what I preach.  My mindful life practices have been my lifeline.  They have enabled me to avoid the feeling of "just existing" and to be an active participant in my life, to mindfully thrive.  I have increased my health both physically and mentally and improved the relationships in my life, especially my relationship with myself. I am honored to be able to share that knowledge with others.

 

If you are interested in working together, please browse my services and get in touch.

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Community

We all struggle sometimes

We are in this life together but it can sometimes feel as though we are alone. That’s why our mission is simple: build mindful communities!

Join our mindfully thriving community in whatever way is comfortable for you.  You can subscribe to our website, attend one of our events, join our active social media community (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) orand stay connected to the most amazing people. Connect today!

Client Testimonials

Straight From the Source

"In my professional opinion, I highly recommend Kerri Bacall as a fellow mindful educator  who also believes that a mindful practice is a means to help students succeed in everyday life."

Dr. Barbara Carroll, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, Cranford High School

As a health educator, I have taught about stress and ways to deal with stress for years. [Kerri Bacall] deals with holistic health to treat the mind, body and spirit.  She speaks to the class on ways to relieve the tension through mindfulness and guided imagery.  I believe all students would benefit from taking a course from Mrs. Bacall."

Kathleen Savage, High School Health and Physical Educator

 "I found the session to be especially enlightening as I better understand the gift that you are sharing with students in helping them to become mindful people.  We are blessed as a staff and school community to have you support us in instilling these practices into our lives! Thank you!"

Annamaria Bellino, High School Supervisor of World Languages, English Language Services and Consumer Sciences