Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR)
Learn Skills to Live and Cope with Stress
with our eight week program
Since 2004, the CSH has been offering Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is about taking control of our lives, being aware of influences that affect our well-being and health, and finding peace-of-mind and balance in an oftentimes chaotic world. MBSR will teach you to consciously and methodically deal with stress, pain, illness, and the demanding challenges of everyday life. For a list of upcoming MBSR sessions, please click here.
Research is proving that we can learn to use our own innate resources to:
- Cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
- Increase our ability to relax
- Decrease physical and psychological symptoms from illness
- Reduce pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope and deal with chronic pain
Developed by renowned practitioner and author Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR teaches participants to intentionally deal and cope with stress, pain, illness and the demands of everyday life.
Participants will learn skills in mindfulness meditation and how to build upon personal strengths in order to respond more effectively to health challenges and offset the adverse effects of stress. The MBSR will help participants cope and live more fully with such challenges as:
|Heart Disease ||Job|
|Sleep Disorders ||HIV/AIDS|
The course meets once per week for eight weeks, with one daylong Saturday or Sunday class. The program cost includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Group discussions
- Gentle stretching and yoga
- Daily "homework"
- Individual, tailored instruction
- CD's and workbook
- CEU's available for an addition $25 fee
The Center also offers a telephone-based version of MBSR (tMBSR). The tMBSR incorporates all the exercises and homework of the Center’s community MBSR, but offers an alternative to those who cannot meet face-to-face for eight weeks. The tMBSR begins with an in-person, all-day workshop, providing participants with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the instructor and one another. The next six sessions are conducted via a web-based conference call. The tMBSR concludes with an in-person, all-day, mostly silent retreat.
In order to meet the needs of students, the Center offers MBSR as a two-credit academic course, which has been so popular that two sections per semester are being offered.
The Center for Spirituality and Healing offers scholarships to MBSR participants in need. You can access the MBSR Scholarship Application here.
No one is turned away due to ability to pay; partial and work scholarships are available, although a scholarship is based on both financial need as well as limited availability in any given program.
To register on-line, click here. For more information on current sessions click here. Call 612-624-9459 or email email@example.com to learn more. You may also print out our registration form and send it to our secure fax at 612-625-8164. Cancellations must be made in writing five days in advance of the event by faxing 612-626-5280 or calling 612-626-2395. A $25 processing fee will be assessed for all cancellations.
Cancellations must be made in writing five days in advance of the event by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $25 processing fee or a refund will be assessed for all cancellations. Name, address, and payment method are mandatory for both registration and refunds.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program Refund Policy:
After class 1: 75% refund or transfer to another series in the same year, space permitting
After class 2: 50% refund or transfer to another series in the same year, space permitting
After class 3: No automatic refunds or transfers
Exceptions to this policy are granted for extenuating circumstances. Please speak with your instructor, or the MBSR Program Coordinator, Cass McLaughlin to request a refund at email@example.com or 612-626-5319.