Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) An 8-week course in mind & body wellness.
When: April 9 - May 28, Tuesdays 6-8:30pm. Course includes a daylong retreat May 18, 9:30 - 4pm. Where: Acacia Family Medical Group Cost: $275 - $315 (sliding scale). Please register here. Early-bird discount before March 30.
The MBSR curriculum was developed by in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
This course in conscious living is an 8-week, participatory workshop. Participants learn formal and informal meditation practices, including gentle stretching and yoga. MBSR practices have been found to reduce symptoms related to a wide spectrum of stress-related health issues. MBSR is appropriate for health professionals,* and anyone interested in learning mindfulness meditation practices in a guided and supportive small group setting.
Since the MBSR curriculum was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn for patients at U-Mass Medical Center, research has pointed to a wide range of beneficial effects for conditions such as anxiety, depression, migraines, insomnia, chronic pain, addiction relapse prevention, and chronic illness. Mindfulness meditation techniques may be powerful healing tools when practiced alongside of appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic treatment.
Instructors are trained to creating a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment that facilitates ongoing discussion and reflection, throughout the course. The workshop schedule consists of eight weekly, 2.5-hour classes and one day-long class on a Saturday. The course includes:
Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
Instructor-led discussion on the physiological effects of stress and reactivity, and the role of mindfulness in healing.
Practical tools to aid in concentration, communication, pain and stress management
* 24 CE's available for Psychologists, RN, LCSW, and LMFTs; $50 additional fee. For details, go to CE Information tab.
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Open Meditation Group ReconveningApril 17, 2019, Rochelle will host this practice group, offered to support mindfulness meditation practice in a small group setting. What: Minimally guided mindfulness sitting, brief mindful stretching. We close with 10-minute discussion, focused on how practice is going. When: 5-5:45 pm Wednesdays (No meetings in March due to travel) Where: Monterey Center for Mindfulness & Compassion 716 Lighthouse Ave., Ste. E, Pacific Grove, CA RSVP: By 3pm Wednesdays, Rochelle @ RochelleHall.email@example.com, or 408.823.4671
An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) This course includes 6 weekly, 1.5-hour classes, introducing tools and practices developed by John Kabat-Zinn, PhD, creator of MBSR program. Kabat-Zinn started the MBSR program in the 70s at the UMass Medical Center, and since that time MBSR has been life-changing for thousands. As an adjunct to medical treatment, MBSR has been shown to improve mental, physical and emotional resilience, concentration, and symptoms caused by a wide range of anxiety- and stress-related health conditions. The six-week introductory program will include instructions, discussion, and a chance to experience many of the secular meditation practices taught in MBSR. The workshop will take place in Rochelle’s Pacific Grove office, at the Monterey Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (MCMC). When: To be announced. Where: MCMC, 716 Lighthouse Ave., Suite E, Pacific Grove, CA Cost: $120.
9 CE's available for Psychologists, RN, LCSW, and LMFTs; $35 additional fee. For details, go to CE Information tab. click here.
Course objectives: Learn the fundamentals mindfulness and loving-kindness practices. Learn to incorporate mindfulness into your personal and professional life. Gain an overview of research showing health benefits associated with mindfulness and self-compassion practices. Acquire resources for continuation of training and practice of learned skills. ~ ~ ~
THIS SERIES WILL BE OFFERED BEGINNING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 ~ if interested in the registering for class, please email Rochelle - RochelleHall.firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn the basic practices of mindfulness. We will discuss and the practice mindfulness of breath, body, and 'informal practice,' including eating. This short introduction will also include how to set up a basic meditation practice, how to do an informal practice and the myths around mindfulness meditation. This class is suitable for beginners. If you are already practicing mindfulness but would like support or tips, this is also a class for you! It will be held on Monday nights, from 7-8 p.m. starting February 4, 2019. The cost is $60 for three sessions or $25 for a single class. They will be held at MCMC ~ 716 Lighthouse Ave., Suite E The schedule is as follows: February 4 ~ Mindfulness in daily living February 11 ~ Mindfulness of body February 18 ~ Mindfulness of breath
For more information and registration please contact RochelleHall.email@example.com, or go to www.MontereyCenterforMindfulnessandCompassion.com