Mindfulness for Stress Reduction: A Six-Week Course
When: 6 Wednesdays, January 8 - February 12, 7-8:30pm Where:Monterey Center for Mindfulness and Compassion 716 Lighthouse Ave., Ste. E, Pacific Grove, CA *Cost:$150 ~ $125 if you register before 12/16/19. (Discounts availablefor former students; financial assistance available to a limited number of participants based on financial need.)
Curious about how mindfulness can help you live life with greater presence, clarity, and acceptance? Please join Rochelle, certified MBSR instructor, for this weekly course in mind and body wellness at Monterey Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, here in Pacific Grove. Sign up here. Rochelle will teach the foundations and practices of mindfulness, adopted from the widely researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)* program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This 6-week intro course gives participants a chance to experience mindfulness practices that are taught in greater depth in the 8-week MBSR course, an evidence-based, internationally recognized program. Email Rochelle at RochelleHall.firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
This six-week class is an experiential course that includes meditation, discussion, and an introduction to mindful movement.
Participants will be offered home practices, including recorded audio meditation guidance.
Material is drawn from the MBSR curriculum, first introduced in 1979 at the U-Mass Medical Center, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. Kabat-Zinn created a curriculum designed to help patients suffering from a variety of chronic health problems. MBSR teaches mindfulness practices and gentle movement in a secular format, over the course of an 8-week workshop. Four decades since the first MBSR class, thousands of studies now point to the benefits of these practices’ ability to improve symptoms of chronic pain, anxiety, cardiopulmonary issues, and many more health and wellness issues affected by chronic stress.
Curious to “experience” a little of one of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s earliest MBSR classes? Watch this video, from Bill Moyers’ “Healing and the Mind,” taped for a 1993 episode of “60 minutes.” The 40-minute video includes interviews of Kabat-Zinn and various class participants.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) An 8-week course in mind & body wellness.
The MBSR program 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
This course is appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. Inquire about CEs for Psychologists, LMFTS, LCSWs, LPCCs, and RNs. “Continuing Education Credit is available for mental health professionals. Please see www.MontereyCenterforMindfulnessandCompassion.com for details.”
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.
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. ~ ~ ~
TBA ~ if interested in the registering for class, please email Rochelle - RochelleHall.email@example.com. 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:
Week 1 ~ Mindfulness in daily living Week 2 ~ Mindfulness of body Week 3 ~ Mindfulness of breath
For more information and registration please contact RochelleHall.firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.MontereyCenterforMindfulnessandCompassion.com