Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

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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, although willingness to do the 40-minute daily guided meditation practice is important to receive full benefit of MBSR. Cost: Fee Structure Information Supporter Rate: 600.00 Base Rate: 550.00 Subsidized Rate: 400.00

Fall 2021 MBSR Course

Where
Online – Registration is closed. Course is full

When
August 9 – September 27
(Labor Day falls on Sept 6 so we will meet Wednesday Sept 8 that week)

Monday evenings 6:00-8:30PM

All-Day Retreat:  Virtually on Zoom
10:00am-3:00pm on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Instructor
Stephanie Swann, PhD

Where
Atlanta Friends Meeting. 701West Howard Avenue. Decatur GA 30030 – Registration is closed. Course is full

When
Friday Mornings August 13 – October 1, 2021

The classes are from 10:00- 12:30pm. (1st & 8th classes meet 10:00-1:00)
In Person Orientation is Friday August 6 10:00-11:00

All-Day Retreat: Saturday, September 18 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Hard Labor State Park

Instructor
Laura Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) RYT 200

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

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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.”
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