Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
8 Week Course
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 learning program, intended to engage and connect the mind and the body relationship for better health. You will discover you have more resources to tap into for better physical and mental health than you might have realized!
In each MBSR class as well as group and individual mindfulness meditation practices, mindful discussion and practical applications of mindfulness in daily life are explored so that participants can meet all the moments of their lives, including times of stress, communication, pain and illness with as much ease, and confidence as possible.
This 8 week evidence-based course, originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D over 40 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is designed to help participants discover and utilize their own inner resources for bringing balance, health and peace of mind to an ever-changing 24/7 world.
This course includes:
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 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. MBSR is meant to complement, not replace, any treatments you might be receiving. This course is for those new to mindfulness awareness, 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)
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
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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 Ph.D. 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.
Please feel free to contact me should you have other questions.
NOW ENROLLING FALL 2023
ONLINE 8 WEEK MBSR COURSES
DATES & TIMES: THREE NEW OPTIONS, PICK ONE *
*(State preference with your with registration )
TUESDAYS SEPT 26th - NOV 14th. 7:00PM - 9:30PM EST
THURSDAYS SEPT 28th - NOV 16th. 1:00PM - 3:30PM EST,
THURSDAYS SEPT 28th - NOV 16th. 7:00PM - 9:30PM EST
*ALL will attend together the orientation and the 'All Day'
ORIENTATION THURS. SEPT 21st 7:00PM - 8:15PM EST
‘ALL DAY ‘RETREAT - SAT NOV. 4th 9:00AM - 3:00PM EST
Contact me directly to enrol and to secure your placement.
Can't make these sessions?
NEXT 8 WEEK MBSR COURSE BEGINS JANUARY 23, 2024.
See Up-Coming Events Page for more info.