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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction September 2020
This event takes place on the following dates
9/15/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9/22/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9/29/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
10/6/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
10/13/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
10/20/2020 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
10/27/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
11/3/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically validated, secular, intensive 8-week course designed to empower participants through meditative awareness to take an active role in the management of their own health and wellness. MBSR teaches the practice of mindfulness through meditation, yoga, and awareness brought into our everyday lives. This course was pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completely revised in 2014. Currently, there are over 200 medical centers and many other health related organizations  in the United States and Europe that teach MBSR programs. More information about some of the recent research into the health benefits of MBSR is available HERE

It consists of eight 2.5-hour weekly classes and one 7-hour experiential retreat held on a Saturday. In total there are 27 in person class hours.

Who Will Benefit- Three decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete the 8-week program report greater ability  to cope more effectively with both short- and long-term stressful situations. By learning to actively participate in the management of their health and well being, many participants report they are better able to manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety and depression both at home and in the workplace. Though people taking the MBSR class may come from all walks of life, they share one thing in common: a desire to find more balance, peace and happiness in their lives.

What to Expect - Weekly classes will include lecture, group discussion and experiential learning, with an all-day Saturday session after the 6th week. Participants are asked to practice mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement for 45-60 minutes a day. The 8-week course will include:

  • Guided instruction in a variety of mindfulness meditation practices.
  • Gentle stretching and mindful movement.
  • Practices for integrating mindfulness into daily life.
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life. 
  • Email and phone support.
  • Dedicated learning platform with home practice materials (audio downloads and written handouts) and additional instructional videos.

Cost (includes materials): $400     

Learn more about Janka Livoncova here.

Learn more about Rod Francis here.

Please contact Janka at 423-488-5406 or [email protected] if you have any questions, prior to registration, about how this course is structured, the level of work involved, and any other inquiries you may have about what this course entails.

During registration, you will fill out personal information used to customize the class. This information is used to help your instructors serve you better. We keep this information confidential. If you cannot and do not want to write down relevant information, please contact Janka, 423-488-5406

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Scholarship Fund Donation (optional)
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Want to help others attend mindfulness classes who might not be able to afford it? This Scholarship Fund allows us to do that. Just add it to the price of your ticket and you will be helping others learn, too!



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