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Adapted Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program  (MBSR)

"The accountability to practice was very valuable. The sessions were helpful in understanding how everyone was relating to the practice. Kim’s readings help to tie things together in my mind for future goals and to picture things more clearly."
- Stacy P.


Why should you consider MBSR?

People participate in the MBSR course for many reasons—to relieve stress of all kinds, to soothe emotional and physical pain, to live and love more fully, to establish a regular practice of mindfulness, and more.  Here are some comments from a few of our recent course graduates:

  • ​I have gained many valuable tools that I will continue to use daily due to their powerfulness.  I have become more aware of how much I’m contributing to my health issues and that I have the choice and control to change. The more I practice mindfulness, the more I crave that time to calm my nervous system down.  I’ve learned to have more compassion for myself as well as letting go and stop resisting so much." Lisa M

  • "Certainly very worthwhile, time well spent, many learnings, learning many practical skills. I thought it was really welcoming, well done, having both in person or remote capabilities was great, all participants were able to freely communicate, or not if they chose, very comfortable and settling.” Harold J

  • "Learning how to meditate and all the other tools have helped my anxiety tremendously. It was paced beautifully.”  Linda S

To sign up or learn more, please contact:

Catherine or Jody:

Or Call: (610)-557-8500

Who Should Consider this Program?
Anyone seeking a higher quality of well-being. MBSR has been proven to be helpful for those living with stress, pain, anxiety and panic, fatigue, depression, cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal distress, insomnia, and other chronic conditions. 

What is Mindfulness? 
Mindfulness is about paying attention, on purpose, moment by moment, with non-judgment. It is a discipline that strengthens the mind's ability to stay focused on what is happening right here, right now. It is recognizing when your attention wanders, noticing where it has gone, and gently, kindly bring it back to the present moment.
What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction? 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, is a program developed at the University of Massachusetts in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, a molecular biologist, who spent decades practicing meditation. MBSR helps you better understand and work with all the stresses in your life — physical, psychological and social. It's an education-based class in which you learn to bring the practice of mindfulness into your daily life, in both formal and informal ways.

The curriculum consists of a range of formal mindfulness meditation practices including breathing techniques to elicit relaxation, body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle and mindful yoga, eating meditation, mindful listening, and loving-kindness meditations. You will leave the course with a toolkit of mindfulness practices to make your own.


What is Adapted Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

Based on patient surveys and feedback, most people felt overburdened committing to a 2.5-hour session weekly but still wanted to have the experience of the program. So, we are offering the same program curriculum with a smaller class size to enhance the individual attention of each participant in the program. This allows us to shorten the time requirements and make it a more manageable program to fit your busy schedule.

The Interactive Learning Modules Include:

· The attitudinal foundations of mindfulness
· How our perceptions of the world influence our experiences and attitudes
· How our bodies react to stress and ways to reduce the negative effects of stress
· How our interpersonal expectations and communications affect us​
·How we can use mindfulness tools to enhance all of our relationships

What Does the Program Consist Of?

--Eight weekly modules lasting 90-minute conducted both in person at the FSIM office or over Zoom
·Homework consists of  a 30-minute home practice daily
-One full day of mindfulness (in-person recommended)

Cost of Full Program?

The tuition for the program is $500.

All Classes will be available in person at FSIM and on Zoom 

Next Class:

Day/Time: Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm starting February 28th to April 17th
A full day of M
indfulness on Saturday, April 6th, from 10 am to 3 pm
Have a conflict? No worries-all sessions will be recorded if you happen to miss a session

General Class Information:
  • The MBSR Intake Form needs to be completed prior to your 1st session. Download the form here, and after you have completed it, send it back to the office. We recommend sending it back to us using any HIPAA-compliant methods, including uploading to the Patient Portal, the Spruce Health app, or faxing it to 610-320-2025. Please note: Our email may be used, but it is NOT HIPAA compliant and may put your private information at risk. 

  • To streamline general communications for this course, we ask you to please use the email address

  • MBSR Recordings for Class Participants

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