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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION

The participants are systematically trained in formal and informal mindfulness practices through:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness practices

  • Gentle mindful movement

  • Group dialogue

  • Online resource materials and video conferencing

The MBSR program consists of:

  • Orientation (required for enrollment)

  • Eight weekly classes, 2.5 hours each

  • One All-Day class between classes 6 and 7

  • Daily home practice assignments for approximately 45 minutes each day

You must be willing to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily home assignments for eight weeks.

"By the time you have been practicing for eight weeks, you will have enough momentum and direct personal experience with the practice to keep going with it for years, perhaps even for the rest of your life, if you choose to."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Founder of MBSR

WEEK 1
  • Bodyscan

  • Raisin meditation

  • Informal practices in daily life

WEEK 2
  • Bodyscan

  • Perception is key

  • Attentional focus meditation

  • Informal practices in daily life

WEEK 3
  • Bringing awareness to pleasant events

  • Mindful movement

  • Sitting meditation

WEEK 4
  • Bringing awareness to unpleasant events

  • Understanding stress reactivity

  • Mindful movement

  • Sitting meditation

WEEK 5
  • Midway reflection

  • Mindful response to stress

  • Sitting meditation

  • Mindful movement

WEEK 6
  • Mindful communication

  • Sitting meditation

  • Mindful movement

WEEK 7
  • Paying attention to what you take in 

  • Personalizing practices

  • Informal practices in daily life

WEEK 8
  • Moving forward

  • Sustaining mindfulness practice

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