Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Free Orientation*: Tuesday September 29 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm EST
(*required if you intend to register for the class)
Course Sessions: Tuesdays, October 6 – November 24, 2020 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm EST
Practice Day: Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm EST
What is MBSR?
Originally developed for people with chronic pain, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)’s applications have expanded to benefit people dealing not only with serious illness but also the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stressful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life.
What To Expect:
This course is not group therapy and it is not a healing circle. It is not offered as an alternative to traditional medical and psychological treatments, but as a complement to these approaches.
MBSR is a guided, experiential investigation into our relationships with stress and the habits of our minds. MBSR uses meditation, yoga, and inquiry to support people in relating differently to the stresses in their lives. We will practice paying attention to what arises in daily practice and together we will explore challenges and how we meet them through self-reflection and group discussion.
Participants are supported by recorded guided meditations and are expected to practice 45-60 minutes of formal meditation daily in addition to various informal practices. The course will be held online on the Zoom platform. To participate fully, a stable internet connection, a computer, tablet, or recent smartphone and space to participate in mindful movement exercises are required. We will be engaging in all the practices included in the in-person course.
Tuition: includes materials and all-day retreat
Early Bird (before September 15): $300. After September 15: $350 – $400 sliding scale. Need-based scholarships are available on request. Course fees have been adjusted. Please pay at the highest level you are able to support the participation of others with greater financial need.
Free Orientation Session:
Tuesday September 29, 2020 6:30 – 9:00 pm
To attend the orientation session, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first step to registering for the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is to attend the free Orientation Session September 29th 6:30 pm EST to find out if the course is right for you now. Attendance is required at the orientation session to take the course. If this is not possible, please arrange to speak with me before the first class.