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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

8 Week Course

TEACHER’S NOTE

Currently, there are a wide–range of mindfulness–based programs that have developed out of the basic structure and format of MBSR. I applaud these adaptations and experiments, as there are many doors into ‘mindfulness’. I teach the original MBSR course as developed by Jon Kabat -Zinn over 40 years ago. I trained for ten years with some outstanding contemporaries of Jon with onsite studies at UMASS Medical school along with silent retreats before attaining my certification at Brown University, R.I.. I share this for you to know my teaching adheres to a high level of structure and standards, without such adherence, the veracity of MBSR would be diminished and the scientific results increasingly suspect.

 

You can register directly here on the link, or further down the page. Take your time to read more about the this transformative course on other pages if you like. As you scroll down, you‘ll also find the next course times and cost. Looking forward to speaking with you soon. 

 

Warmly,

Karen   

Welcome to a practical, no nonsense, fresh way of approaching life!

The practice of mindfulness has been shown to exert a powerful influence on one’s health, mental balance and happiness.

The renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) is a hands-on experiential healing and learning program, intended to engage and connect the mind and the body relationship towards optimal health. You could call this 'participatory medicine' where you will learn to take some responsibility for your health and well-being. You'll soon discover you have more resources to tap into for better physical and mental health than you might have realized. Different from conventual health care, mindfulness recognizes what's working with you and puts it to good use to heal the mind and the body. You will learn to take care of yourself not as a replacement for ongoing treatment, but as a vital important compliment to it. This is a self-directed training program in the art of 'conscious living' where you will come to know ways in which you unknowingly limit yourself which is an important step towards living healthier.   

In each MBSR class as well as the weekly themed lesson, there will be introduction to different mindful meditation practices including some gentle yoga and Qi Gong. We engage in mindful discussion and inquiry about our home meditation practice (support and guidance you would not usually receive if you were just to follow a mindfulness app). For extra insight I share my curated library of poetry which has always been highly beneficial as express by past participants. Practical applications of mindfulness in daily life will also be explored so that participants can meet all the moments of their lives, including times of stress, difficult communication, pain and illness with as much ease, and confidence as possible. 

Come experience this for yourself! All are welcomed. This 8 week highly standardized, evidence-based course, is designed to help participants discover and utilize their own inner resources for bringing balance, health and peace of mind to an ever-changing busy world.

This course includes almost 30 hours of instruction :

  • A pre-class orientation (approx 1 hr)

  • 8 virtual group sessions (2 1/2 hrs each)

  • An 'All Day' Silent Retreat (6 hrs)

  • Numerous supportive handouts, a workbook and recorded guided meditations (MP3s).

  • Maximum class size of 16 

  • Please refer to course breakdown in the menu above for topics covered

Mindfulness training is intended for individuals who are generally healthy, and who
would like to learn to manage their stress more skillfully. Again, MBSR is meant to complement, not replace, any treatments you might be receiving. This course is for those new to mindfulness awareness and meditation, as well as all those have studied with me before to refresh your practice and continue a deeper dive into what you have learned already.

I look forward to sharing this transformative journey with you.

"Thank you again, Karen. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate your wisdom and generous heart. I was lost, unable to cope with my racing thoughts before your course and now have found myself again, With my new resources and strength I am ready to move on with with my life with more ease.~ A.C. (Past participant)
 

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Benefits past participants have reported

Increased ability to relax

Decrease in pain and increase in ability to cope with chronic pain

Reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression

Improved overall health including a stronger immune system

More energy and enthusiasm for life

More self confidence

Stress resilience in the face of health and life challenges

Greater sense of compassion for self and others

I have and will continue my meditation. Karen has a strong understanding of the principles of MBSR and explains all with great ease and confidence. She is a natural teacher who leads the class with great care and gentleness … you will be amazed and delighted with her
skill set. 

/ CLIENT TESTIMONIAL /
/ M.P. /

NOW ENROLLING SPRING 2024

The OFFICIAL ONLINE 8 WEEK MBSR COURSE

(EARLY BIRD PRICING TILL MARCH 28th)

 

ORIENTATION: THURS MAY 2th, 7:00-8:15PM 

(You choose what day suits you to attend in the week. All times in EST. 

 

TUESDAY EVENINGS: Starting May 7, 6:30- 9:00PM    

WEDNESDAYS AFTERNOONS: Starting MAY 8th,  2:00- 4:30PM 

 THURSDAY EVENINGS: Starting MAY 9th,  7:00-9:30PM  

'ALL-DAY’ RETREAT:  SAT. JUNE 15, 9:00AM -3:30PM. 

Almost 30 hours of instruction in this course. Small class size. 

Multiple MP recorded meditation guides and supplemental support material for each class also provided.  

INVESTMENT $549.00

(EARLY BIRD $499.00 til March 28th)

 Contact me directly to enrol and to ensure your placement.

Can't make these sessions?

NEXT 8 WEEK MBSR COURSE will BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER  2024

TEACHER'S NOTE

Currently, there are a wide-range of mindfulness-based programs that havedeveloped out of the basic structure and format of MBSR. I applaud theseadaptations and experiments, as there are many doors into ‘mindfulness’. I teachthe original MBSR course as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. My teaching adheres to a high level of structure and standards, without such adherence, the veracity of MBSR would be diminished and the scientific results increasingly suspect. You will learn how this secular, scientific, evidence-based practice has become an accepted part of mainstream medicine, and discover how it can positively affect the quality of your everyday life.

TESTAMONIAL 

Karen’s thoughtful teaching and skills leaned in the MBSR course has given me the resources, strength, and clarity to be an active participant with the obstacles that "come up" in life. It's the medicine I needed - valuable tools have been learned to really let go of pain and unnerving, habitual self-torture.       ~Chris R

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If you have questions please review the FAQ  or contact me.

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