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MSBR (In Person)

Date(s) - 06/27/2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Laura Smallwood, DVM RYT-200

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The Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 W Howard Ave, Decatur

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Course overview

Would you like to better manage your stress, anxiety, or chronic pain? Maybe you’re seeking balance in your life or a way to enhance your relationships. This eight-week course offers intensive training in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and mindful communication. You will discover how mindfulness can reduce stress, alleviate a range of mental and physical health problems, and increase joy and kindness.

Course includes eight sessions and one all-day retreat. No previous meditation experience required. Cost $550.

Course Details

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week program developed by mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn 1979. Extensive research over the past 30 years has shown that MBSR is extremely helpful in improving quality of life. It is proven to alleviate many common mental and physical health problems:

  • stress and stress-related illnesses
  • depression and other mood disorders
  • anxiety and panic disorders
  • chronic pain
  • insomnia
  • coping with cancer
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • type-2 diabetes
  • attention deficit disorder
  • eating disorders
  • heart disease
  • addiction
  • autoimmune diseases
  • and others
This course can also help you improve concentration and attention, regulate your emotions, and enhance your relationships. You will learn how to focus on the present moment and be open to things just as they are. Over eight weeks, you will develop your ability to experience greater joy, compassion, and kindness.No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of realizing the benefits of the course.

Can’t make it to the Atlanta area for eight weeks? Contact us to learn about shorter intensive workshops or custom programs we can bring to you.

Summer/Fall 2022

Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 West Howard Avenue, Decatur GA 30030
Monday evenings
June 6 – August 8, 2022. (No class on July 4)
Class schedule:
Orientation (6/6) – 6pm – 8pm
Class 1 – 6pm – 9pm
Class 2 – 7 – 6pm – 8:30pm
Class 8 (8/8) – 6pm – 9pm

All-Day Class Retreat:
Saturday, July 30
9 am – 4:30 pm

*In order to participate in this course participants must be fully vaccinated for the Covid 19 virus