(MBSR) Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
MBSR is a technique developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 when he was at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. It uses the concept of mindfulness to reduce stress associated with medical conditions such as chronic pain and heart disease. The Stress Reduction Clinic has expanded into The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and is still located at the University of Massachusetts.
Using present moment awareness, deep relaxation, and gentle movement we observe how we react to life. We can then create space to consciously choose how we will respond to our daily stressors rather than using our habitual patterns to react. Using mindfulness we cultivate a sense of well-being, confidence and creativity while developing renewed energy.
This program uses gentle movement, group discussion and specially-designed materials to support you as you go through the program. There is over 25 hours of classroom time included as well as individual instruction.
Learn more by downloading "How Do I Know If MBSR Is For Me?"
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
The MBSR program will be offered at All That Matters in Wakefield, RI, this fall. The mandatory orientation session is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6 to 7:30. Classes begin on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm and go through October 31, 2013. The Full Day of Mindfulness is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 from noon to 6 pm. You can sign up at the All That Matters website.
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