MBSR is an eight-week stress reduction program that teaches research-supported mindfulness meditation and awareness practices which have been shown to dramatically decrease stress and improve well being for individuals with a wide range of concerns. Our program follows the curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Mindfulness.
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.
The course meets once a week for 8 two-hour classes and for one day-long class retreat.
Participants learn mindfulness practices including: The Body Scan meditation ~ Mindful breathing ~Mindful Yoga Practice ~ Sitting meditation ~ Walking meditation ~ Awareness practices for daily living.
All practices can be adapted to suit a wide range of mobility and individual needs. Participants are provided with all course materials including handouts and easy-to-follow CDs to help build a strong foundation of practice between sessions. The classes take place in a comfortable and supportive environment that balances structure and flexibility.
People participate in the MBSR training with a wide variety of physical conditions and limitations. We provide chairs, yoga mats, cushions, and blankets for use during class sessions. Of course, you are also welcome to bring your own props or cushions to provide optimal support for your practice.
The first step to getting started is to attend a Free Orientation Session. At your orientation session you will meet with the class instructor to learn more about the program, discuss your specific situation and goals and ask any questions you may have about the program.
Orientation sessions are free of charge, and do not obligate you to sign up for the class. They are open to anyone interested in learning about MBSR or as a first step to enrolling in the program. Attending an Orientation is required of all participants prior to registering. Contact us to schedule your free Orientation.
Tuition & Payment
Course Tuition: $400/ $375 with early registration
Course tuition includes:
The Standard 8-week MBSR Program
- 26 Hours of Direct Instruction & Practice: Eight weekly class session and an All-Day Retreat
- All Class Materials: Guided Practice MP3′s, Workbook, Home Exercises, selected readings and on-site practice supplies
- Open Invitation to all future MBSR ALL-Day Retreats at no charge
Additional Post-Class Support Materials
- Post-Class Practice MP3′s and Support: Four weeks of additional follow-up materials to support continuing practice and making mindfulness part of your daily routine.
Insurance: MBSR is not therapy or medical treatment. However, some insurance plans do cover health education and wellness classes. If your plan covers the MBSR program, we will provide the information you need to request reimbursement directly from your insurer.
Questions? Contact us
*Please note: MBSR is not psychotherapy and is not a substitute for counseling, mental health care, medical care, or substance abuse treatment.