Mindfulness-Based
Stress Reduction Course

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.

Winter & Spring 2019

Where
Decatur
The Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 W Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

When
Monday evenings January 28 -March 18, 2019.
The first and last classes are from 6:00- 9:00 in the evening. The other six classes are from 6:00- 8:30pm.

All-Day Retreat: 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday March 10, 2019.
All-Day Retreat Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA

Instructor
Stephanie Swann, PhD

Where
Alpharetta
Rivers Academy – Alpharetta Campus
61 Canton St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

When
Monday evenings March 26 – May 14, 2018.
The first and last classes are from 6:00 – 9:00 in the evening. The other six classes are from 6:00 – 8:30pm.

All-Day Retreat: 10:00am – 4:00pm on Sunday May 6, 2018.
All-Day Retreat Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd., Rutledge, GA

Instructor
Tara Lozano, LPC

Where
Decatur
The Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 W Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

When
Monday evenings March 25 – May 13, 2019.
The first and last classes are from 6:00- 9:00 in the evening. The other six classes are from 6:00- 8:30pm.

All-Day Retreat: 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday May 5, 2019.
All-Day Retreat Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA

Instructor
Stephanie Swann, PhD

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Fall 2018

Where
Decatur – *Sorry, registration is full*
The Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 W Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

When
Monday evenings August 6 – October 1 (Skip Sept 3 due to Labor Day). The first and last classes are from 6:00- 9:00 in the evening. The other six classes are from 6:00- 8:30pm.

All-Day Retreat: 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday, September 23, 2018.
All-Day Retreat Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA

Instructor
Stephanie Swann, PhD

Where
Sandy Springs
Atlanta Center for Wellness
6100 Lake Forrest Dr, Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30328

When
August 9 – October 4 (skip week of Sept 6).
The first and last classes are from 6:00-9:00 in the evening. The other six classes meet from 6:00-8:30pm.

All-Day Retreat: 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday September 23, 2018.
All-Day Retreat Location: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd., Rutledge, GA

Instructor
Stephanie Swann, PhD

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Course overview

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.

Cancellation policy
You are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 service fee until 14 days prior to the course start. If cancellation occurs within less than 14 days you are entitled to a 50% refund. Once the class begins there is no refund.

“The class was absolutely transformative and set the basis for skill building that I will continue for the rest of my life. It completely changed my relationship to my stress and anxiety and my thoughts in general.”