"Between stimulus and response there's a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and our freedom."
What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?
This transformative 8-week program that was created by Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center teaches tools and practical ways to help people cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain related to medical conditions. It was featured on Bill Moyer’s PBS documentary series healing and the Mind entitled “Healing From Within” and has been studied extensively in the fields of medicine, psychology and neuroscience.
Who should enroll?
People of all backgrounds may self-refer or be referred by their doctors or therapists to learn how to better cope with stress and adversity. Many people who enroll report that even though their lives appear to be moving along relatively smoothly, something is "off" and they are not feeling satisfied. This course is suited for those coming to meditation for the first time or for experienced meditators who are looking to integrate mindfulness practices in daily life.
How does it work?
In this eight-week, nine-session course, you will learn practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life. Through key formal practices of sitting meditation, mindful movement and yoga, mindful communication, and exploration of thinking patterns, feeling and action, you will become better aware of habitual thoughts and behaviors that are causing you distress. You’ll learn new ways of relating to yourself and others, attaining newfound freedom to make alternative choices leading to more positive outcomes.
How do I enroll?
Fall cycle starts on Wednesday, September 9, 2020!
Orientation class (mandatory) on Wednesday, September 2 (7-9 pm)