man and woman practicing mindfulness meditation




It's not the stress,
it's how you handle it. 

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program is designed to help participants heal by entering into a new relationship with the present moment. The 8-week training offers in-depth training in mindfulness meditation and integrating mindfulness skills into daily life. There are home assignments that include daily meditation. Week by week, we explore mindfulness meditation from various perspectives and with different forms of practice, talks and discussions. The home practice, done using guided meditation recordings and some workbook assignments, compliments the in-class training and allows us to explore mindfulness quite deeply, on both an inner and outer level.



Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating non-judgmental awareness. It helps us cultivate our potential to experience each moment, no matter how difficult or intense, with serenity and clarity. By feeling better, sleeping better, increasing our ability to cope with stressful situations, improve self-esteem and renew enthusiasm for life and work one can feel more alive and joyful and gain immediate access to powerful inner resources for healing.

Based on the methods of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. at the UMass Medical Center and featured on the Bill Moyers’ PBS documentary, “Healing and the Mind,” these courses are now taught at over 200 medical centers in the United States and in Europe. it is considered one of the most reliable ways to learn how to use mindfulness and meditation to form new skills for living well and enjoying life, regardless of it's ups and downs.

(No physician referral is necessary in order to take this program.)  

What can I expect after learning MBSR?

Two decades of published research indicate that the majority of people who complete the MBSR course report:

  • Knowledge of how to practice mindfulness, both in meditation, mindful movement and in daily life

  • An increased ability to relax  

  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

  • An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations

  • Major improvement in pain-related anxiety, depression, hostility, and the tendency to become preoccupied with painful sensations in both body and mind

  • Lasting decreases in difficult physical and psychological symptoms

  • Reductions in pain levels with an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away


All classes held online.

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Winter MBR Alumni Group - Online
Tuesday evenings, . Jan. 19.-March 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Winter 2021 MBSR Live Online

Private class underway on behalf of a research study

Spring 2021 MBSR Live Online

Start Monday morning, April 19, 2021, 9-11:30 a.m. PST


Spring Alumni Group

Tuesday evenings, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Details

Enrollment Form
Information on the enrollment form is confidential. Contact the instructor if you need help or have questions.


Because this class is not covered by insurance, there is a sliding scale to help make it accessible to more people while covering the costs of this small business and insuring adequate compensation for the instructor. 


Refund policy: You may receive a full refund if you notify us via email  at least 3 business days prior to Class One. (The Orientation Class is technically class 0 and the following session is "Class One." This will allow time to notify anyone on the waitlist. No refunds will be granted thereafter.

Sliding scale:

Tier 1: $375 ($12.50 per class hour) PAY

Tier 2: $405 (13.50 per class hour) PAY

Tier 3: $465 (15.50 per class hour) PAY

Tier 4: $495 (16.50 per class hour) PAY

How to Pay: You can pay via either Square by credit card, or Zelle via bank transfer (payment by check may be arranged). You can pay now or wait until you have attended the orientation as we like to make sure people feel the class is a good fit. If you have questions, email:
Denise Dempsey:

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