New Course Offerings

Awakening the Better Angels of our Nature with Mindfulness and Courage

Mindfulness and contemplative practice with Kay Stewart, M.Ed.

The intention of this 5-week course is to cultivate our capacity for deep listening and genuine connection. By recognizing the light and dark in our common humanity, participants are encouraged to develop habits of mind and heart that invite what Abraham Lincoln described as “the better angels of our nature” to show up and grow. When aligned with a sense that we’re all inextricably linked by a power greater than us, it’s possible to become rooted and grounded in love and belonging. This course, informed by neuroscience and positive psychology, is for anyone who is open to exploring contemplative practice, poetic inquiry, and meditation and as a portal to human connection and compassionate action.

When: Tuesdays, August 20 through September 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Heritage Hall at Shallowford Presbyterian Church.
Tuition: $100 for this 5-week class offered through Shallowford Family Counseling Center.
Facilitated by: Kay Stewart, M.Ed. with the Shallowford Family Counseling Center

If you have questions, contact Kay Stewart.

Register for Mindfulness & Contemplative Practice

Kay also teaches the full 8-week MBSR program at Shallowford, so if you’re interested in future 8-week classes, contact Kay Stewart.

Mindfulness-based Stress Resilience (MBSR) is offered through the Shallowford Family Counseling Center, a ministry of Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

Note: Fees for MBSR through Shallowford Family Counseling Center are significantly reduced (based on fees for other MBSR programs), as our intention is to make the program widely available to all who could benefit. If necessary, please contact Robby Carroll to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

Facilitator Information

Kay Stewart, M.Ed.,  facilitates mindfulness programs through the Shallowford Family Counseling Center. Kay has received professional training through the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical Center and has 26 years’ experience teaching health and fitness on faculty at Emory University.  Since completing graduate studies in Mindfulness and Contemplative Education in May 2013, she has partnered Shallowford to offer educational programming that cultivates inner resources for reflection, renewal, and resilience.  For more information go to

If you have questions, contact Kay Stewart.