Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Lite
In-person at the Sol Center, with Natasha Korshak
Tuesdays, October 5 to November 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
$ 275 by September 28, $300 thereafter.
Class Size limited, Masks will be required.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program is one of the most well regarded mind/body skills training processes in the world. Much of the clinical evidence about the health benefits of mindfulness are derived from this model and it has sparked the growth of what is sometimes called the mindfulness revolution, a widespread interest in integrating the trainable skill of mindful awareness into all fields of society.
This adapted version of the full program will offer participants an excellent foundation in the practices and principles of MBSR in an accessible format. It is not intended as a substitute for the full program, which we hope to return to, but as an easier way to commit to a personal process that will help you manage stress and enhance resiliency going forward. This is also a chance to practice being physically together again in a safe and conducive environment.
As the group interaction is significant in the MBSR experience, returning to in-person meetings will have its own benefit. If a session were to be missed, we also have an extensive library of recorded material. The learning is sequential and emphasizes daily practice as part of the six-week course. Each class will involve specific training in formal meditation practices, discussion of the meditation experience and its relevance to daily stressors, and overviews of current understandings of mind/body science that support the MBSR methodology. A manual and set of guided meditations are provided to support daily practice and engagement.
This is intended to be an entry way into mind/body practice and is suitable for anyone new or curious. Those interested in returning to a mindfulness practice would benefit as well. Attendance at our hybrid Wednesday evening meditation class from 6:00 to 7:15 will also be included in the course fee.