Piero Falci

About Piero

Piero Falci is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program Teacher who received his certification from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health. He teaches at the Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness at Jupiter Medical Center. He has written several books and offers a variety of mindfulness courses. He is devoted to helping individuals have insights that may expand selflessness and compassion and lead to the growth of kindness and care for all.

Piero Falci teaches Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Living and the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. He received his training from the teachers at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and his MBSR Teacher Certification at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health.

He also teaches the Mind-Body Skills Group (MBSG) Program developed by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and the Mindfulness in Schools Project’s .b (DOT-BE) curriculum for teenagers.

Besides teaching these programs, he also facilitates several workshops on how to apply mindfulness to improve life’s quality.

He leads Insight Meditation Silent Retreats and organizes Silent Peace Walks.

He is the author of several books and an educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a better world for all. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only aspires to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is devoted to helping individuals have insights that may expand selflessness and compassion and lead to the growth of kindness and care for all sentient beings and the natural environment.

He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. 

www.PieroFalci.com                                          pierofalci@gmail.com

1 – PROGRAMS (3)

1.1 – Mindfulness for Adults: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)

1.2 – Mindfulness for Teenagers: .B (Dot-Be) Program

1.3 – Mind-Body Skills Group Program (MBSG)

2 – WORKSHOPS (7)

2.1 – Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Living: An Introduction

2.2 – Mindfulness and Happiness

2.3 – Mindful Communication

2.4 – My Hero’s Journey: Discover Your Purpose in Life and Follow Your Bliss

2.5 – Mindful Living, Joyful Dying

2.6 – Mindful Parenting

2.7 – Mindfulness in the Workplace

3 – INSIGHT MEDITATION SILENT RETREATS

4 – PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS

5 – DROP-INS: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION SESSIONS

6 – MONTHLY MINDFULNESS MEDITATION REUNIONS

email: pierofalci@gmail.com / phone: 954-336-6758

1 – PROGRAMS

1.1 – MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM (MBSR)

MBSR is an 8-week program – Eight weekly sessions of 2 and 1/2 hours each plus a day of practice. Participants in the MBSR Program learn several practices, such as mindfulness meditation and mindful movement, that help them improve their mental, physical, and emotional health. Students develop the ability to more accurately observe their thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and respond more wisely to the stressors in their lives. This educational program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph. D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979, is being taught all over the world because it is supported by 40+ years of published scientific research validating the positive outcomes it brings about. Studies show that the MBSR program can lead to a wide range of benefits including:

  • increased focus, mental clarity, and improved memory
  • increased relaxation, energy, and enthusiasm for life
  • enhanced communication and interpersonal relationships
  • increased capacity to manage chronic pain
  • reduced emotional reactivity
  • reduced anxiety and depression  

For information about upcoming online MBSR programs with Mindful Leader, please click here.

For information about the MBSR Program, click here.

1.2 – MIND-BODY SKILLS GROUP PROGRAM (MBSG)

Eight weekly sessions via Zoom of 2 hours each: Group program fee: $400/person. This program is currently FREE for Broward County, Florida, residents. Mind-body medicine focuses on the interactions between the mind and the body and the powerful ways in which we can participate in our own healing and health. Thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can affect and shape every aspect of our biological functioning. And what happens in our bodies and how we care for them can, in turn, affect how we think and feel and what we believe. Thoughts and emotions affect our bodies. What happens in our bodies impact our moods and thoughts. This means that we have many opportunities and can do many things to care for ourselves. There are techniques and practices, some ancient and some modern, that we can use to affect our health and have an impact on our overall well-being. Mind Body Skills Groups provide a way for us to learn skills for taking care of ourselves and to practice them with others in a compassionate, supportive environment. We will learn and practice a variety of skills that will help us to change the way we deal with stress, illness, and life. These include various forms of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, breathing, movement, writing, and drawing. These groups are designed to assist us in coming to know ourselves better and in learning and using tools that support us in our healing journeys. It is possible through use of these techniques to experience deeper relaxation, less pain, less fatigue, greater energy, and enhanced immune system functioning. They can help us to more successfully deal with pain, chronic illness, stress, anxiety, and depression. Over time we may experience greater self-awareness and more positive perceptions about our lives. In the group experience, we also have an opportunity to learn from each other—to let others’ experiences inform our own.

Thank you for your interest in the Mind-Body Skills Groups, a program of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine www.cmbm.org

In these Mind- Body Skills Groups, which CMBM has been offering for more than 25 years, you will learn evidence-based skills of self-awareness, self-care, and self-expression that will enable you to create a comprehensive, individualized program that will help you be balanced and resilient as you meet your life’s challenges.

We will meet once a week for 8 consecutive weeks, online, via ZOOM.

Basic Outline of the Sessions:

  1. opening meditation
  2. check-in
  3. didactic presentation
  4. experiential exercise
  5. sharing after the experiential exercise
  6. summarizing and offering suggestions for home practice
  7. closing meditation

Dates of the next program to be announced

For more information, please contact Piero Falci
pierofalci@gmail.com
(954) 336-6758


1.3 – MINDFULNESS FOR TEENAGERS: .b (DOT-BE) PROGRAM

Ten weekly sessions of 50 minutes each: Group program fee: $250/person. The .b program, pronounced [dot-be], is the UK’s leading mindfulness curriculum for 11-18 year old in schools. .b stands for ‘stop and be’, a simple practice at the heart of this ten lesson course. Each .b lesson (between 40 minutes and 1 hour) is expertly crafted to teach a distinct mindfulness skill. The .b materials are designed to engage even the most skeptical of young minds. For more information, please visit the Mindfulness in Schools Project website

Dates of the next program to be announced

Why is this workshop important?
There are too many things trying to grab the attention of teenagers these days. Think about all the many screens in front of their eyes with all those attractive messages popping up. They certainly can benefit immensely from practices that teach them to pause, unplug, and be comfortable in the silence and stillness, even for short periods of time. Mindfulness training can reduce stress and increase serenity and help them concentrate, focus, and not only be more productive, but also happier.

Target Population
Anyone ages 11 to 18 years old.

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce mindfulness to teenagers in a way that is engaging, entertaining and persuasive
  • To introduce teenagers to their faculty of attention and allow them to notice how distracted they are
  • To provide some simple tools for training their attention
  • To introduce key attitudes to attention-training: kindness, patience, repetition
  • To explore that the mind has a life of its own
  • To nurture an attitude of curiosity, kindness, acceptance and openness
  • To teach how to ‘anchor’ the attention in the body
  • To help teenagers understand that the mind habitually interprets and ‘tells stories’ about what is happening
  • To help identify rumination and catastrophizing
  • To teach a series of practices of relaxation and stress-relief
  • To learn to appreciate and savor the pleasant
  • To learn how to respond rather than react to the unpleasant
  • To learn to notice when we are on ‘autopilot’ and how this prevents us from being awake and alive to the experiences in the here and now.

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2 – WORKSHOPS

2.1 – MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AND MINDFUL LIVING: AN INTRODUCTION

Two weekly sessions via Zoom of 90 minutes each – 3 hours total

A workshop that will answer questions, such as: What is mindfulness? Why should I practice it? What are its individual and collective benefits, if any? How should I meditate? How do I overcome the difficulties of the practice? How can I live more mindfully? Can mindfulness create happiness?

Can mindfulness make us less selfish and more generous? Can mindfulness reduce humanity’s savageness and insanity and bring us to our senses? Can mindfulness save us from ourselves?

NEXT PROGRAM: To be announced

This is a free workshop – Suggested donation: $75

2.2 – MINDFULNESS AND HAPPINESS

4 weekly sessions via Zoom of 90 minutes each – 6 hours total

NEXT PROGRAM: 04/13, 04/20, 04/27, and 05/04

Wednesdays, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Eastern Time, United States

Happiness does not have to come by as an accident in our lives: we can create our own happiness by living more mindfully and by incorporating certain behaviors and attitudes in our daily lives. If we are always waiting for the next thing to be happy, then we will never be truly happy. Happiness is not only the sentiments we feel when we experience more positive than negative emotions, but also the good feelings we experience when we notice that we are moving closer to realizing our potential, living authentically, and achieving our goals in life. As happiness expands, we experience gratitude, contentment, and peace, and feel that life is exciting, meaningful, and precious: we experience joy! We engage with the world creatively, serving others, and feel excited about living. In order to be happy, it’s important to clarify who we are, what we want in life, and what kind of world we want to live in. We are happier when we feel that we have clear purposes and that our existences are meaningful and make life on this planet better. Mindfulness is a practice that allows us to look deeply, see clearly, and better know ourselves. And when we live authentically, in accordance with our values and highest purposes, we reduce stress and become happier.

REGISTER FOR THE MINDFULNESS AND HAPPINESS WORKSHOP

This is a free workshop – Suggested donation: $150

2.3 – MINDFUL COMMUNICATION

Two weekly sessions via Zoom of 90 minutes each – 3 hours total

NEXT PROGRAM: 04/19 and 04/26

Tuesdays, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM Eastern Time, United States

Join Piero Falci for a 2-part, experiential workshop where we will explore the elements of mindful communication as a nonviolence practice. In a participatory setting, you will learn to bring more awareness to your conversations with attentive listening and thoughtful speaking. Take your nonviolence practice to the next level through focusing on how you use words, speech, and dialogue with friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Communication is a rich and complex activity. Most people can speak and listen, but not everyone is capable of communicating skillfully. Research has shown that one of the most important elements for mental, emotional, and physical health is a nourishing social network. Having a group of good friends is an incredibly powerful medicine. Healthy relationships are fundamentally important for our health, and communication has a huge impact on our relationships. Communication is a rich and complex activity. Most people can speak and listen, but not everyone is capable of communicating skillfully. Good, clear, efficient communication is the most fundamental element for preserving and improving relationships. Unskilled communications, on the other hand, create tensions that may become difficult to dissipate. Healthy relationships are fundamentally important for our health, and communication has a huge impact on our relationships. This special, 2-part workshop is presented as part of Pace e Bene’s mission to provide nonviolence training for nonviolence toward self, toward all others, and toward the world, through nonviolent thought, word, and deed.

REGISTER FOR MINDFUL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP

Fee: $50-$75 – Sliding scale – Scholarships available upon request

2.4 – MY HERO’S JOURNEY: DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

Four weekly sessions via Zoom of 90 minutes each – 6 hours total

NEXT PROGRAM: To Be Announced

Fridays, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Eastern Time, United States

Facilitators: Florencia Clement de Grandprey and Piero Falci

This workshop is your opportunity to pause, take a deeper look at your life, and gain greater clarity about what is calling you. Perhaps you feel that something needs to change but you are unsure what to do and how to do it, or perhaps you know but are hesitant to move forward. This is understandable. Opening to and embracing whatever needs to be attended to takes courage. The experience of being uncertain about one’s purpose in life and feeling stuck can make us feel lonely, but meeting others with similar experiences and intentions can take away the sense of isolation and hopelessness, and give us the encouragement we need to do what we feel is right. So let’s do this together! This is one of the reasons why we created this workshop: we don’t have to do it alone. Be guided on how to (re)discover your purpose in life. Use this opportunity to pause, make a good assessment of your life, decide what you would like to do, and envision how to proceed. And do all this in a supportive environment with like-minded people. This workshop will be following the steps of ‘The Hero’s Journey’ by Joseph Campbell and is a follow up on our online session that took place on April of 2021. This link – https://vimeo.com/535251880 – will take you to the video of the session that gave origin to this workshop. Thanks for joining us. We wish you a beautiful journey!

Creators: Piero Falci, Florencia Clement De Grandprey, Regina Gerlach

REGISTER FOR MY HERO’S JOURNEY WORKSHOP

This is a free workshop – Suggested donation: $150

2.5 – MINDFUL LIVING, JOYFUL DYING

Two weekly sessions via Zoom of 90 minutes each – 3 hours total – NEXT PROGRAM: 06/08 and 06/15, Wednesdays, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Eastern Time, United States- Facilitators: Paul Veliyathil and Piero Falci

LET’S HAVE A RELAXED CONVERSATION ABOUT AGING AND DYING
Learn how mindfulness can prepare us to accept physical death with joy and peace. Learn the practical steps that should be taken in order to make our final exits stress-free events not only for us but also for our loved ones.

REGISTER FOR MINDFUL LIVING JOYFUL DYING

This is a free workshop – Suggested donation: $75

2.6 – MINDFUL PARENTING

Two weekly sessions in person or via Zoom of 90 minutes each – 3 hours total

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This is a free workshop – Suggested donation: $75

2.7 – MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

Programs are tailored after consultation and assessment

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3 – SILENT RETREATS

Get more information about the multi-day silent retreats that Piero co-leads at the West Broward Insight Meditation Community website. Next insight meditation retreats will take place on

  • September 9, 10, and 11, 2022 – Great Mahakala Retreat House, Miami, FL
  • November 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2022 – Casa San Carlos Retreat Center, Delray Beach, FL
  • January 6, 7, and 8, 2023 – Casa San Carlos Retreat Center, Delray Beach, FL
  • April 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2023 – Casa San Carlos Retreat Center, Delray Beach, FL
  • October 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2023 – Blairsville, Georgia

Each day there will be lectures, some light guided instruction, a gentle mindful movement class, teacher support meetings, and plenty of silent time to practice loving-kindness, self-compassion, and mindfulness meditation through seated, walking, and eating practices. REGISTER FOR SILENT RETREAT

4 – PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS

For one-on-one mindful coaching sessions please contact Piero. Fee: $80 for an initial assessment consultation, and $150 for each private coaching session (50 minutes). REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

5 – DROP-INS: MINDFULNESS MEDITATION SESSIONS

45-minute online meditation sessions, 4 times a week via Zoom: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 AM – Eastern Time (US and Canada) – These sessions are offered for free – Suggested donation: $15/session, or if you attend the drop-ins regularly, $150/month. Your generosity is appreciated.

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6 – MONTHLY REUNIONS

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Reunions: Sunrise and breakfast – Every 3rd Friday of the month at the beach – from 7:00 to 10:00 AM. South Inlet Park – 1100 S Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432

WHAT:
Let’s get together and have a relaxed, mindful conversation. Let’s begin the day with a mindful 20-minute walk on the beach, preferably in silence. Then, let’s create a nice circle of chairs under the trees, meditate, eat our breakfasts, and chat. Bring your own folding chair and your own breakfast. Feel free to bring something else to share, if you so want. Restrooms are available.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Once you enter the park, keep driving until the end. There’s a cul-de-sac at the end of the parking lot. The parking space closest to the boardwalk that we will use is #43. Pay for the parking, We will be there until 10:00 AM. Follow the boardwalk all the way to the pavilion on the beach. We will meet under the trees, to the right of the pavilion. Looking forward to seeing all of you there. We all need community and we must do what we can to strengthen it.

7 – SUPPORT / DONATE / PAY

The majority of our workshops are free. It is our belief that lack of means should not be the reason preventing anyone from participating. Nevertheless, we accept donations and count on the generosity of our donors to continue our mission of spreading the seeds of mindfulness, improving lives, and bringing more sanity to our world. Your donations allow us to keep studying, practicing, reflecting, writing, and teaching, so students can benefit from it all. Please, join us, and if you feel called to donate, decide how much you want to give, if anything. All gifts are deeply appreciated. We only suggest an amount because people ask us. Thank you.

Please use the ways listed below to donate;

The tradition of generosity

The practice of generosity develops loving-kindness and compassion, deepens awareness of our interconnectedness, and encourages non-attachment. Teachers exercise generosity by offering their teachings for free. Students exercise theirs by supporting the work of the teachers and by helping to spread the teachings. When we all take part in the offering and receiving, we join a large circle of generosity. Teachers share the teachings, and in turn the students offer financial support to them.

Donations allow teachers to devote themselves to do this labor of teaching, and to offer the teachings to all populations, including those without the means to donate.

If you feel called to do so, please make a donation. Ponder on the question, “What value do these teachings have in my life?” and determine for yourself the amount that is right for you to give.

Your gift is deeply appreciated.

8 – GUIDED MEDITATIONS

9 – BOOKS

Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a better world for all. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only aspires to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is devoted to helping individuals have insights that may expand selflessness and compassion and lead to the growth of kindness and care for all sentient beings and the natural environment. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. 

www.PieroFalci.com                                          pierofalci@gmail.com

Take a look at Piero’s books

3-Book Series: A Better Life in a Better World
Book 1 – Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Living: The Practice and the Game
Book 2 – A Better Life: Can Mindfulness Create Happiness?
Book 3 – A Better World: Can Mindfulness Save Us From Ourselves?
A Better Life in a Better World: Can Mindfulness Save Us from Ourselves?

Chapter 1 – THE CHILD

Peaceful Ways: The Power of Making Your Wishes Come True
Pay Attention! Be Alert! Discovering Your Route to Happiness
Silent Peace Walk: From Inner Peace to World Peace

10 – BLOG

Read the Exploring and Inspiring blog.

11 – CONTACT PIERO

pierofalci@gmail.com / 954-336-6758

12 – VIDEOS