About MBSR Program
Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D., author of Full Catastrophe Living, developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program in 1979 at UMass Medical Center. Thousands of students have taken this course and learned how to use their innate resources and abilities to effectively respond to stress, chronic pain and chronic conditions, and increase positive change in mental well-being and health.
Jon Kabat Zinn's pioneering work on Mindfulness Based Reduction Course was featured in Bill Moyers' PBS special, Healing and the Mind and has enjoyed worldwide success. MBSR is taught worldwide in a variety of settings including: universities, medical centers, schools, employee wellness programs, along with specialty programs for veterans, corrections and sports teams. This program is considered one of the most reliable ways to learn how to use mindfulness to form new skills for living well and enjoying life.
About MBSR Course
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an in-depth eight-week course in Mindfulness Meditation and integrating mindfulness skills into daily life. Mindfulness cultivates our potential to be present each moment with kind, open and non-judgmental awareness and effectively manage a variety of stress-related conditions including anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, high blood pressure, and sleep disturbance. This program is based on the pioneering work of Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. at UMass Medical Center, and is considered to be one of the most reliable ways to learn how to use mindfulness to form new skills for living well and enjoying life, regardless of it's ups and downs.
In this eight-week course you will discover how to:
• Live life more fully and resourcefully
• Increase ability to handle stress with greater ease
• Enhance ability to manage chronic pain and other chronic conditions
• Decreased physical and psychological symptoms
• Increased ability to relax
• Improve connection with self and others
• Increase energy and enthusiasm for life
This course consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long retreat on Saturday. Mindfulness is best understood through its practice. To fully benefit from MBSR training, participants are asked to commit themselves to daily homework assignments, (approximately 45 mins.) and attending all classes, including day long retreat.