Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Trisha Stotler 

Tue Date: 1/15/2013 - 3/12/2013

From: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive course designed to transform your relationship to stress, improve your health, and increase your enjoyment of life. Developed at the University of Massachusetts by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR has been extensively studied since the late 1970’s. Research shows that many people who complete this course report: 

1. Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
2. An increased ability to relax and enjoy each moment
3. Lower pain levels and/or a better ability to cope with pain that may not go away
4. Improved self-esteem, self-acceptance and confidence
5. Cultivating powerful inner resources for coping with life stressors
6. Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

Common Reasons for Taking MBSR:

1. Stress – job, family, financial
2. Chronic illness, pain or headaches
3. Cancer; radiation; chemotherapy
4. Anxiety or panic
5. Depression
6. Sleep disturbances
7. Fatigue
8. Worry about the future
9. Enhancing wellness
10. Grief or Loss
11. Addiction recovery

The class consists of eight 2-hour classes, and one half-day retreat. Classes are highly participatory and practical. The course includes:

1. Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
2. Gentle stretching and mindful movement (appropriate for all ability levels)
3. Exercises to bring mindfulness to challenging situations in everyday life
5. Daily at-home practice (20-45 minutes per day) with specially designed materials
6. Cushions, chairs & mats will be provided for your comfort; wear comfortable clothing.

Cost of 8 week program: $450.00This is an 8 week course that begins on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 through Tuesday, March 12, 2013, with a half-day retreat on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 9:00 - 2:00 PM.Online registration is closed. Please contact the business for details. 


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