MBSR ALUMNI PROGRAMS
2020 Alumni Group Sessions - We are online!
Inspiration, Community, Practice, and Learning in a supportive group. Our alumni group goes back more than a decade. There are lots of regular and also new alums from more recent classes. Please join us.
Spring Online MBSR Alumni Group Sessions: Start Wednesday, April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m., PDT
Cost: Donations welcome, to help cover costs.
Click to Register: Donations welcome, to help cover costs.
(After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with instructions.)
How to participate in the alumni group with Zoom
Turn on your camera if you have the privacy to do so.
Arrange to participate in a quiet place, where you can sit in front of the screen and be lit from the front.
Fully give this time to yourself. Consider ways that care-taking for others, for pets, etc. can be arranged in advance
Here's more info about Zoom and how to join a meeting.
Day-Long Retreats - MBSR Alumni Invited
Alumni are welcome at MBSR course day-long retreats
Date: Usually around the 6th week of the MBSR program (no program Spring 2020)
RSVP At least two weeks in advance
Location: Sacramento, CA (confirm when you RSVP)
2020 Tiny Habits® For Stress Reduction, Meditation and Wellbeing
It's a myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit or requires a high level of motivation and self-discipline, among other myths. You can learn a new habit in as little as 5 days. Whether applied to meditation, fitness, stress reduction, work habits, and more, this class builds on mindfulness and amounts to a revolutionary system. We'll draw on the newest and most successful behavior model for habit foundation called the Fogg Method or Tiny Habits®. This evidence-based technique ultimately leads people to a new a way of life, one that supports wellbeing on every level. (Denise Dempsey is a licensed Tiny Habits coach and coaches for the Tiny Habits Academy.)
We will draw on:
Evidence-based techniques and principles from the Tiny Habits protocol, a revolutionary behavior model by Stanford behavior scientist BJ Fogg (who's book will come out in Jan.)
Neuroscience related to habit formation and brain health
Experiential activities in class and at home
Workbook, articles and handouts
Dates and Time: Next class planned for Summer 2020 but there's a chance we'll have another one sooner. Stay tuned.
Keeping Your Practice Going
Ways to stay inspired:
3-Minute Yoga Sequence here
Sign up for the bi-monthly newsletter and/or read past newsletters archived here. In each issues, instructor Denise Dempsey curates and suggests a related video, an article and a guided meditation by a different meditation teacher. Classes and workshops are announced.
Use this meditation player for new meditations.
Sign up for the Insight Timer app.