MBSR

Mindful Based Stress Reduction

MBSR is a blend of meditation, body awareness, and yoga: learning through practice and study how your body handles (and can resolve) stress neurologically.

MBSR is highly respected in the medical community, and has been shown to be effective at helping participants with a wide variety of needs, goals and physical conditions such as dealing with pain, anxiety and other symptoms. MBSR teaches skills to reduce physical and emotional stress, enhancing day-to-day well-being.

Created in the late 1970’s by Jon Kabat-Zinn of UMass Medical Center, MBSR is an 8-week, 9-session curriculum based on systematic and intensive training in mindfulness practices, by providing a foundation for cultivating positive health behaviors and psychological and emotional resilience. A primary aim is to give participants the capacity to meet the challenges arising from medical and psychological conditions as well as the stress of everyday lives.   

MBSR Course Information

MBSR Program

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week evidence-based course that teaches participants skills to reduce physical and emotional stress, enhancing day-to-day well-being. MBSR is highly respected in the medical community and has been shown to be effective at helping participants with a wide variety of needs, goals and physical conditions, such as dealing with pain, anxiety and other symptoms. 

Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.

–Jon Kabat-Zinn

What you should know

MBSR Course Info

During 31 hours of instruction, participants will be introduced to mindfulness in an atmosphere of trust and non-judgmental exchange. Formal sitting meditation, awareness of breath and a formal mindfulness practice of gentle yoga will be introduced and guided. Through experiential learning including dialogue, participants will understand and practice skills related to perception, stress physiology, stress reactivity and responding in a skillful way. In addition, there will be daily assignments for home practice.

Mindful Lessons

  • Mindful Walking
  • Mindful Movements
  • Mindful Meditation
  • Mindful Eating
  • Minful Communication

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