Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training (MBSR) teaches practical, reliable methods to reduce stress, and increase ease, balance and well being. MBSR is effective in working with all kinds of stress, from the day to day pressures of work, life transition and relationships, to the challenges of chronic pain, and illness.
MBSR is more than a set of techniques to reduce stress; rather, it is an approach to living – a way of meeting the ebb and flow of life’s changes with more equanimity and less suffering. It is an active way of working with challenges, inviting us to engage deeply with our own experience. MBSR offers many pathways into the spaciousness of each moment, from which new possibilities for health and well being arise.
MBSR was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. That program became what is now the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society where it has served tens of thousands of participants for more than thirty years. For over three decades, MBSR’s effectiveness has been supported by research studies across many health disciplines.
Program Overview: The Centerpoint Network MBSR Program follows the original model & curriculum developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness, consisting of eight weekly, two and half hour classes and one day-long class retreat. Learn more here.
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*MBSR is not psychotherapy and is not a substitute for counseling, mental health care, medical care, or substance abuse treatment.