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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This MBSR course supports learning and integrating skills that enhance our ability to: Take care of our own body and mind and enhance a sense of well-being; cope with stress, pain, illness, and the challenges of everyday life; deal with distressing events, such as grief and loss, with grace and a sense of inner balance ; be fully present and alive as to enjoy life as it unfolds moment by moment; be connected to yourself and others.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS: Systematic guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices; gentle therapeutic yoga; group dialogue to support self-understanding and enhance awareness in everyday life; individually tailored instruction; group reflection and activities; daily home assignments; guided audio files for home practice and a workbook. .

COURSE OUTLINE as  described by The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine Heath Care and Society
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Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by bringing together mindfulness meditation and yoga. 
He founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. 
The MBSR program is now offered in over 200 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, is an eight week program that helps train the mind and the body to become more stable and insightful, thereby increasing optimal functioning, well-being and happiness. 

MBSR systematically teaches mindfulness practices and therapeutic yoga to help reduce stress, increase well-being, and support health, healing and personal growth. The program brings meditation and yoga together so that the virtues of both can be experienced simultaneously.

Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Mindfulness integrates various modern sciences, including medicine and psychology, with the core of the world’s meditative and wisdom traditions.

Several clinical research studies have demonstrated how this secular, scientific, evidence-based practice of mindfulness practices can: 

• Reduce stress hormones and inflammation • Reduce anxiety, depression, rumination and emotional reactivity • Increase your ability to manage chronic pain • Increase cognitive functioning, creativity, insight and mental clarity • Increase emotional intelligence and resilience • Boost your immune system to help fight off colds, flu and other diseases • Increase serotonin levels, supporting positive mood, better sleep and digestion.
                                    Next 2018 Class Dates: TBA