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Privacy Policy

IMS knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting a website operated by the Institute for Mindfulness Studies, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers IMS's treatment of personal information that IMS gathers when you are on the IMS website and when you use IMS services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that IMS does not own or control, or to individuals that IMS does not employ or manage.

Information Collected by IMS

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to enable users to discover and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our visitors

Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

Automatic Information

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. IMS and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser, sometimes including your IP address, IMS cookie information, and the page you requested. IMS uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.

IMS may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously.

E-mail Communications

IMS is concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing Your Information" section below. IMS may send out e-mails with IMS-related information, news, products, offers, surveys or promotions.


Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. IMS cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of IMS's coolest features.

Some of our business partners, like our advertisers, may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

Sharing Your Information

IMS will not rent or sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.

IMS Personnel

IMS personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of IMS business.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if IMS, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

Protection of IMS and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of IMS, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Syndication: IMS allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the IMS website.

With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.

Children Under 18 Years of Age

You must be 13 years and older to use the IMS website. As a result, IMS does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that IMS has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents' permission before using IMS or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

IMS may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the IMS website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit IMS website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of Florida state law.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 1, 2005 and last updated January 31, 2009.


The Institute for Mindfulness Studies offers instruction and consultation in mindfulness- based contemplative practices. Our services are tailored to the individual, small groups, and large organizations.

Scott Rogers, M.S., J.D.

Founder and Director


Institute for Mindfulness Studies

800 West Avenue, Suite C-1

Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Tel:  786-239-9318

Fax:  305-538-4676

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IMS Workshops

July 17, 2010

Intro to Mindfulness:  “Finding Balance In The Midst Of Life’s Challenges.”

These two-hour workshop take place in Miami Beach on select Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Registration is $75 and limited to ten participants.  Group discounts and scholarships are available.


August 14, 2010

Mindfulness for Lawyers

“Worrier to Warrior”

(2.5 CLE’s, including 1 Ethics)

This two-hour fifteen minute workshop takes place in Miami Beach on select Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  Registration is $95 and limited to ten participants.  Group discounts and scholarships are available.

September 18, 2010

Mindful Parenting:  “Embracing What is Apparent.”



“I found myself always thinking, analyzing, and planning ahead.  This constant activity left me feeling exhausted and sapped me of any ‘joie de vivre.’ Since meeting Scott and incorporating his mindfulness techniques into my everyday life, I feel less anxious and, in short -- Happier.”  I am very grateful to Scott and his techniques.  I encourage anyone who feels overwhelmed and over-stimulated to meet with Scott.  It will change your life.”

-- Ana-Maria Deschapelle

I think the key word is "balance."  Through Scott's tremendous help, I have learned to incorporate balance into my life.  I really feel great.  I have great energy and I actually feel so happy that I am in control of my body.  It has been a tremendous experience and one that I recommend to anyone who is fed up with watching their metabolism take over and think there is nothing to do about it.  Scott Rogers will change that for you and bring balance into your life.

     -- Tammy G., Educator

“Scott has taught me techniques that I can seamlessly incorporate into my day. They're especially useful when the unexpected arises!”

-- Josh Shore, Attorney

“Scott, I wanted to thank you for the mindfulness techniques that you have shared with me over the last few months.  They have been a really big help in my very hectic life.”

-- Laura E., Parent

“Scott’s original methods of waking us up to the present moment are easy to understand and a delight to experience.”

-- Melvin Rubin,

“Scott Rogers has the answer to finding harmony in the practice of law.  Introducing concepts of mindfulness in my legal career was my answer to feeling fulfilled, balanced and rewarded.  Scott has helped me integrate different techniques into my workday - a benefit that has been felt in my personal life as well.”

-- Lori Tashman, Lawyer