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Work when there is work to do. Rest when you are tired. One thing done in peace will most likely be better than ten things done in panic.....I am not a hero if I deny rest; I am only tired.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you — consciously and systematically working with your own stress, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life. The MBSR course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long class on a Saturday. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
- Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
- Daily home assignments
- Four home practice CDs and a home practice manual
If you're living with chronic pain, we have mindfulness classes designed for you. We offer two different series: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology Skills (MAPPS) or Compassionate Options for the Pain Experience (COPE)
Read research on how mindfulness training can change brain function.
Required orientation session:
Tuesday, October 22 5:30-7:30pm
*If you are interested in learning more about the MBSR series, you may attend the orientation session for free before joining. Click here to register (under WORKSHOPS tab).*
- October 29—December 17 (Tuesdays from 5:30—8:00pm)
- All day silent retreat on Saturday, December 7 (9:00am-4:30pm)
Click here to sign up online for the entire course (under the SERIES tab). If you'd like to only register for the orientation session or the all-day silent retreat, click on the WORKSHOPS tab.