Adapted Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
"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.
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 want 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 to each participant in the program. This allows us to shorten the time requirements and make it a more manageable program to fit into 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?
· 8 meetings, once per week, for 8 weeks, 90-minute each, at FSIM (and Zoom)
· 30 minutes of home practice each day
· One full day of mindfulness
Cost of Full Program?
The tuition for the program is $500 for the course, and a full day of mindfulness
All Classes will be in zoom and at FSIM.
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM
September 6th - October 25th
A full day of mindfulness Saturday, October 15th, from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
All sessions will be recorded if need to miss a session
General Class Information:
- The MBSR Intake Form needs to be completed prior to your 1st session. Download the form here, complete it and send it back to the office. We recommend sending it back to us using any of our HIPPA compliant methods that include: 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 a HIPPA 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, this is NOT a HIPPA compliant email address, so please do not communicate any personally sensitive information.