THE MBSR PROGRAM
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
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SPRING 2020 MBSR ALUMNI GROUP
Live Online: Wed. Apr. 1-May 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Details
Live Online: Mon., June 29-Aug. 24, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
(Note: June 29 is a Mandatory Orientation)
Retreat: Sat. August 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
FALL 2020 MBSR CLASS
Live Online: Mon., Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 6:00-8:30 p.m..
FALL 2020 MBSR ALUMNI GROUP
Live Online: Wed. Sept. 16-Nov. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Details
(Fall 2020 in-person MBSR classes postponed until further notice)
Davis: Wed. Sept. 9-Nov. 4, 6:45-9:15 p.m.
Sacramento: Thurs. Sept. 10-Nov. 5, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Retreat: Sat., Oct. 24, 9:30-4:30
Locations: All Classes held online
2020 in-person classes postponed until further notice
Davis Location: ONLINE Sanctuary, Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Rd, Davis, CA 95616
Sacramento Location: ONLINE Sutter Health University, 2700 Gateway Oaks, Suite 2600, Sacramento
If you have trouble with the online enrollment form for some reason, contact the instructor for a version you can print and mail in. You may reserve your spot in the class by paying the tuition with the link below. Hope to see you in class! - Denise
Information on the enrollment form is confidential. Contact the instructor if you need help or have questions.
Because this 30-hour 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 72 hours prior to the first class (this will allow time to notify anyone on the waitlist). No refunds will be granted thereafter.
Tier 1: $375 ($12.50 per class hour)
Tier 2: $405 (13.50 per class hour)
Tier 3: $465 (15.50 per class hour)
Tier 4: $495 (16.50 per class hour)