Mindfulness Training for Health and Wellbeing

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8 Week MBSR starts Jan 13/18 (Sat am) (also offered on Tuesday evening)

MBSR 2016

Benefits

There is now over 2 decades of published research that indicates the majority of the people who complete the 8 week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program report greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressful demands and situations in their lives.

The MBSR program helps participants to take an active role in their health and wellbeing.  This is accomplished by getting to know and modifying aspects of ourselves which can have a profound impact on health and wellbeing.  For example, attitudes, how we handle thoughts and emotions, our beliefs, and discovering a greater capacity for relaxation.

Many participants say that they are able to deal more effectively with stress, anxiety, anger, fear and depression both in the home and at work.

MBSR also helps participants to change how they relate to themselves so that they feel a lot less judgmental and critical of themselves.

The participants in the MBSR program share a common desire to find a greater sense of control, ease of body and mind, personal balance, insight and happiness in their lives – the keys to greater lasting health and wellbeing.

Class Structure

The Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program is an intensive 8 week training to take an active role in the handling of their health and wellbeing.  The classes meet weekly for 2.5 hour and there is a 6 hour class usually on the Saturday of the 6th week of the program.  Participants are asked to practice mindfulness for 30-45 minutes per day with guided instructional audios.  The program is designed to help each person integrate and apply their learning into his/her specific life situation. 

Schedule

Saturdays' from 9:30 am to 12:00 Noon

  • Jan 13, 20, 27
  • Feb 10, 17
  • March 10, 17, 24

Saturday class on March 3 from 9 am to 3 pm

Event Properties

Event Date January 13, 2018 9:30 am
Event End Date March 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price $375.00
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week education and training program designed to cultivate a capacity for mindfulness to cope more effectively with short and long-term stressful challenges.  The program was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in 1979.

MBSR includes 8 weekly sessions of 2.5 hours each, in addition to a 6-hour retreat.

Prior to registering, participants should plan to attend every session and practice mindfulness at least 30 minutes per day through out the program.  However, it is quite normal to have to miss one or two classes.

There is a 2.5 hour Orientation to the MBSR program that each person is asked to attend. There is no charge for this session. Please register for one of the orientations under the MBSR orientation category.

No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend MBSR.

All participants are asked to attend a free, 2.5 hour orientation to the MBSR program. The purpose of this program is to help ensure that the MBSR program is a good fit for your needs.

Some scholarships available depending upon financial need

Contact us to find out when the next program will become available for registration!