"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."
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
What is MBSR?
Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn created this transformative 8-week program in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The MBSR program offers mindfulness training, tools, and practical ways to assist with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, among other challenges. MBSR has been studied extensively in the fields of medicine, psychology, and neuroscience.
Who should enroll?
Individuals may self-refer or be referred by their doctors or therapists to learn how to cope better with stress and adversity. Many people who enroll in MBSR 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 into daily life.
How does MBSR 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, feelings, and actions, 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 positive outcomes.
How do I enroll in MBSR?
Fall cycle 2023 begins on Wednesday, October 18
Free Information Session on October 11!