Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based experiential eight-week mindfulness training program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 and is currently shepherded by the Brown University Mindfulness Center.
Classes consist of formal mindfulness practices (a body scan, meditation, gentle yoga, walking) and group processing with practical education about stress physiology as a way of training people to relate differently to the stresses in their lives and to relate differently to each moment of their lives. There are ongoing practice assignments every day of the program - consisting of these formal practices as well as informally cultivating a kind and purposeful - mindful - attention to daily activities, whether it is eating, brushing one's teeth, taking a shower, or walking the dog.
Classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours on Zoom.
There is an all-day retreat on a Saturday or Sunday, as well as a free orientation which is required if you plan to take the class.
Check back later this summer for dates.
$300 or $450 or $600
We are offering a sliding scale “pay what you can” pricing. Please pay more, if you can, to help support those less able to pay. Refunds are available after orientation, before the first session. You have the option to pay 50% now and the balance after the orientation.