I would be happy to work with you, a group, business or organization on a night or weekend to work on topics like, Introduction to mindfulness, types of meditation, Mindful Communication, mindful movement, cultivating patience, trust, letting go, using beginners mind. Let’s discuss what you’re looking for and I will customize a program for you.
Reduce Stress, Make Space for Well-Being
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a well-defined and systematic patient-centered educational approach which uses relatively intensive training in mindfulness meditation as the core of a program to teach people how to take better care of themselves and live healthier and more adaptive lives. The prototype program was developed at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This model has been successfully utilized with appropriate modifications in a number of other medical centers, as well as in non-medical settings such as schools, prisons, athletic training programs, professional programs, and the workplace. This is a 30 hour course with total of 10 classes held over 8 weeks: (1) Orientation 2 hours, (8) 2.5 hour classes and (1) 8.hour all day silent retreat held on a weekend day.1
MBSR is the gold standard of non-sectarian mindfulness training.
Developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMASS Medical School, the 8-week course has over 35 years of scientific research demonstrating its effectiveness in reducing chronic stress and pain, enhancing immune function, strengthening focus and concentration, and improving mood regulation. Graduates consistently report improved relationships, work productivity, and greater overall well-being and resilience.
MBSR is a structured program that incrementally builds the foundation and tools to develop a way of engaging one’s life more fully.
Course components include:
- Initial 1.5 hour orientation including interview with instructor
- Eight weekly 2-2.5 hour classes
- One 8-hour weekend silent retreat
- 30 hours of direct instruction and feedback
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful movement
- Group discussions intended to cultivate greater awareness in everyday life
- Daily home practice assignments
- MP3 downloads or CDs to facilitate home practice
- Handouts to facilitate practice
Who Will Benefit From This Course
Anyone eager to lower stress levels and cultivate greater balance and well-being. MBSR has been proven effective in helping to treat:
- Work, Family, and
- Financial Stress
- Chronic Illness and Pain
- Eating Disturbances
- Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Distress
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Panic Attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
- Skin Disorders
- Sleep Problems
- Unbalanced Lifestyle
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is needed.
Give yourself a real opportunity to discover your true self.
1UMass Center for Mindfulness