Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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Elaine Retholtz

This class will be conducted virtually. A link for the virtual classroom will be sent to you ahead of the class.

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. MBSR integrates formal mindfulness practices with an exploration into its application in daily life. The course includes gentle movement, group dialogue, and daily practice support materials. It is suitable for those coming to meditation for the first time or experienced meditators who realize they have not yet integrated these practices fully into their lives.

Research indicates that most people who complete this program report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long-term stress; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms; reduction in pain levels and enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain.

Before class begins there is a required orientation where logistics, commitment required, and possible challenges are explored.

Please contact Rachel Kunstadt at rkunstadt@mmjccm.org to inquire about scholarships.

Orientation: Wed, Jan 20, 6:30–9 pm
Classes: 8 Wednesdays, Jan 27–Mar 17, 6:30–9 pm
All-Day Class: Sun, Mar 7, 9:30 am–5 pm

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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