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.
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
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.
Orientation Session: January 24th at 6:30pm
Class: Every Tuesday, Starting January 31st - March 21st, from 6:30pm-9:00pm
All Day Retreat: March 11th from 9am-3pm
Cancellation and Refund PolicyParticipants 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.
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