What is MBSR? Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week, ten session educational training in the practice of Mindfulness, and conscious living. The evidence-based MBSR program is taught in a group format within the context of a highly supportive, and dedicated learning environment.
History of MBSR: The Stress Reduction Clinic was founded in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. MBSR is taught worldwide in a variety of settings including: universities, medical centers, schools, corporations, employee wellness programs, law firms; along with speciality programs such as sports teams, corrections, community development, etc.
Who can benefit: Over thirty-five years of scientific research suggests that training in Mindfulness supports overall health enhancement, resilience, and emotional well-being across the life span. MBSR may be of benefit with:
- Enhanced vitality, and well-being
- Work, family, school, relational stress
- Interpersonal communication
- Depression, anxiety, worry, panic
- Enhance mood, emotional regulation
- Chronic pain, fibromyalgia
- Cultivate emotional resiliency, concentration, calm
- Chronic illness, high blood pressure, heart disease
- Sleep disturbances and fatigue
- Gastro-intestinal distress, eating challenges
- Learning self care, compassion, equanimity
What to expect: What to expect: MBSR consists of eight weekly two and a half hour classes, and an all day retreat. The learning is participatory, and structured providing guided practices, skill development, and group discussion. Participants receive 31 hours group instruction, a program packet, and guided Mindfulness practice recordings. Participation requires a commitment to oneself, and regular Mindfulness practice.
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- Scan and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Take clear photograph and send to: email@example.com
- Fax directly to Mindfulness for Living: 847-868-8676
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