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  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week program that teaches people to utilize their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress and pain (physical and psychological).  It is based on the practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives.This program highlights mindfulness-based interventions and teaches participants techniques to control attention, build non-judgmental, moment-to-moment awareness, and cultivate compassion for self and others. Through the use of these techniques, participants will discover his/her habituated and often unhelpful reactions to life’s stressors, and learn alternative responses. With practice, one can apply these skills to everyday situations and begin to connect more fully with one’s self, loved ones, and the life one is living.


    Course Objectives and Guidelines 


    The Mindfulness Based Stress reduction course consists of 8 weekly sessions, each 2.5 hours long, and a one all-day intensive retreat. Each session will include guided meditation, gentle movement or other mindfulness-based practices. 



    Objectives for the course include:
    • •     Establishment of a daily meditation practice
      •     Cultivation of mindful awareness through several different types of mindfulness practices
      •     Recognition of negative patterns of reactivity triggered by stressors, and the development of alternative responses to stress
      •     Development of a deeper connection and understanding of one's body and emotions
      •     Strategies to practice and apply mindfulness techniques in both personal and professional settings
      •     More effective communication with colleagues, supervisors, family and friends

    Attendance and Commitment

    Participants must do their best to attend each of the eight (8)) weekly sessions, the all-day retreat, and to practice at home 45-60 minutes every day for the duration of the course.


    Is MBSR Right for Me?

    MBSR can be helpful for any individual who faces stress and challenge in her/his life. In short, MBSR can be of benefit to everyone. Among the specific difficulties past participants have reported are:

    •     Chronic pain and illness
    •     Stress
    •     Anxiety and worry
    •     Depression
    •     Relationship difficulties
    •     Problems with substances
    •     Sleep disturbance
    •     Hypertension
    •     Career related issues
    •     Grief and loss

    Interested in joining the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course? Please register here.


  • DrEliz

    Dr. Elizabeth Slator has been teaching and consulting in the areas of health, human performance and behavior change for more than a decade. In all aspects of her work, Elizabeth supports individuals to meet their lives with authenticity, equanimity and a lightness of spirit. She is especially interested in the relationship between mindfulness and peak performance as well as mindfulness and stress reduction, and is currently studying with the University of California, San Diego Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute.


    Class: Every Tuesday, Starting January 30th - March 27th , from 6:00pm-8:30pm (there will be no class on March 6th)

    All Day Retreat: March 24th from 9am-3pm

    Pricing for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

    Rice-Affiliate Price    Non-Rice Affiliate Price
    $350 $425

    Cancellation and Refund Policy
    Participants who withdraw prior to the 1st class may receive a full refund minus a $30 administrative fee. Once class begins, no refunds will be granted.