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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
 

MBSR is an  effective, scientifically researched method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance, and peace of mind. 

Learning to practice mindfulness provides  a way of relating directly with whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, of consciously and systematically   noticing and responding to your own stress and pain,, and to the challenges and demands of living as well.

 
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What is MBSR?

The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course was designed to help individuals increase life-satisfaction and improve their overall wellbeing. Evidence-based research has shown that mindfulness is effective at reducing stress, anxiety, and depression while increasing resilience through a more balanced approach to life.

We may not be able to control what’s going on around us, but we can meet life's stressors more effectively. We can contribute to our own wellbeing by building up an “internal tool-kit” to become more resilient. Through an increased awareness we can question the accuracy of our own perceptions and invite new perspectives. This enables us to respond thoughtfully rather than reacting habitually, or automatically.

 

Participants in the program are introduced to mindfulness by learning specific practices involving breathing, meditation, gentle body movements, and other tools to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives. Using these practices, they learn how to focus their attention and cultivate an awareness of the present moment with greater clarity, and sense of balance.

Learn more in this short video about the founder and origins of MBSR

Winter Program Coming in January - Secure Your Spot Today!


Mondays for 2 hours on ZOOM for 8 weeks.  Start date January 29th

Virtual Retreat Day  -  March 9th, 11:00am-4:00pm EST

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SPECIAL OFFER PRICING!  

Pay with Credit Card, with Afterpay option

New Students :  $445 

Returning MBSR Students : $145 

 

Or Pay with Venmo  

 

Investment INCLUDES:

  • Eight 2-hour live virtual sessions

  • One half-day guided retreat

  • Access to recordings and materials to aid home practice

  • Private access to instructors between sessions

  • Community of like-minded students

What Are The Benefits?

Two decades of published  research indicates that the majority of people who complete the MBSR course report:

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Mindful communication skills and improved relationships

  • Ability to respond thoughtfully rather than reacting habitually, or automatically

  • Focused attention and reduced mind-wandering, rumination and worry

  • Increased present-moment awareness for greater clarity

  • Enhanced creativity

  • Pain management skills

  • Improved coping skills

  • Mindful eating

  • Better sleep

                                 And more…

 You’ll be part of a supportive community of fellow students who are going through the same challenges and discoveries as you. See some of the experiences from past students:

I am so grateful that I was able to take this 8-week course. When I started this journey back at the first week, I never would have thought it would have lead me to where I am now. 8-weeks may not seem like a lot of time to some people, but when you are going through this class you learn how important each new day is, each moment is, and each new breath is. I end this class with more self-love than I've ever had towards myself before and a renewed sense of wonder in what lies ahead for my life.

Alexa Young, CA

Overview of 8-Week Course 

Week One 

Simple Awareness: What is Mindfulness and the many ways we will be cultivating it. Developing our sense of Interoception with our bodies. Introducing mindfulness in ordinary tasks, like eating and chores.

WeekTwo

Attention & The Brain: Understanding our perceptions and how they color our lives.  Introduction to sitting meditation.

Week Three

Dealing with Thoughts and The power of being present: Introduction to lying down mindful movement to understand our range of motion and lovingly accepting what are bodies are capable of. Taking a closer look at our pleasant moments.

Week Four

Responding vs Reacting to Stress and Meeting the Unwanted: Introduction of standing mindful movement. Getting acquainted with out habitual stress response. Instructions on meeting and working with the unwanted aspects of your life.

Week Five

Dealing with Difficult Emotions or Physical Pain: Expanding the sitting meditation to include open awareness.  Seeing how mindfulness may mediate response to habitual patterns.

Week Six

Mindfulness and Communication: Conscious speaking and listening. Expanding the 'pause' through neuroplasticity.

HALF-DAY Silent Retreat

A rare chance to spend an extended period of time going deeper into the practices we've been learning to notice how we're meeting resistance and cultivating stability in our bodies.

Week Seven

Mindfulness and Compassion for self and others.  Understanding life style choices - adaptive and mal-adaptive. Integrating mindfulness into daily life and cultivating practices moment-to-moment.

Week Eight

A New Beginning: Developing a practice of your own - bringing all the pieces together in your own way.

Winter Program Coming in January - Secure Your Spot Today!


Mondays for 2 hours on ZOOM for 8 weeks.  Start date January 29th

Virtual Retreat Day  -  March 9th, 11:00am-4:00pm EST

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get on the mailing list to learn of future class openings:

SPECIAL OFFER PRICING!  

Pay with Credit Card, with Afterpay option

New Students :  $445 

Returning MBSR Students : $145 

 

Or Pay with Venmo  

 

Investment INCLUDES:

  • Eight 2-hour live virtual sessions

  • One half-day guided retreat

  • Access to recordings and materials to aid home practice

  • Private access to instructors between sessions

  • Community of like-minded students

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