Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)


Are you curious about meditation but don’t know where to start?

Do you feel that the stress in your life is bigger than you can handle?

Do you want simple solutions that are easy and available to anyone?

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a great place to start.


“Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives.  It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.  We feel more alive.  We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.”
-Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D


NEW 8-week MBSR Course Beginning January 11, 2019

Details & Registration: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-8-week-course-tickets-29196996001


The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program includes:

  • 8-weeks of instructor-led classes
  • Instruction in mindfulness meditation practices including sitting, walking, and eating
  • Body-scan relaxation
  • Group discussions
  • Gentle yoga and Qi gong
  • Relaxation and meditation methods for calming the body and mind
  • Effective communication and stress reduction strategies
  • Pain management
  • Methods for overcoming challenging emotions (e.g. anger, anxiety, depression) 
  • Daily “homework”
  • Individual, tailored instruction
  • CD’s and workbook
  • CEU’s are available and approved (26 contact hours)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is highly respected in the medical community.  It is not offered as an alternative to traditional medical and psychological treatments but as a complement to these approaches. 

The MBSR program has been found to help participants cope and live more fully with such challenges as:

Medical Conditions:
Asthma
Cancer
Chronic illness or pain
Crohn’s Disease
Diabetes
Fibromyalgia
Gastro-intestinal distress
Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
HIV/AIDS
Lyme Disease
Migraine and Tension Headaches
Skin Disorders
Psychological Conditions:
Anxiety and panic
Depression
Fatigue
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Stress
Sleep disturbances
Stress-related issues:
Aging
Family issues
Financial issues
Illness
School
Uncertainty about the future
Work

Participants will learn skills in mindfulness meditation and how to build upon personal strengths in order to respond more effectively to health challenges and offset the adverse effects of stress.  

Practicing mindfulness helps you:
•    to be fully present, here and now
•    to experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings safely
•    to become aware of what you’re avoiding
•    to become more connected to yourself, to others and to the world around you
•    to increase self-awareness
•    to become less disturbed by and less reactive to unpleasant experiences
•    to learn the distinction between you and your thoughts
•    to have more direct contact with the world, rather than living through your thoughts
•    to learn that everything changes; that thoughts and feelings come and go like the weather
•    to have more balance, less emotional volatility
•    to experience more calm and peacefulness
•    to develop self-acceptance and self-compassion


Learn more about the benefits of MBSR for

Healthcare Providers or E-12 Teachers & Administrators