Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

An online, weekly course for decreasing stress using evidence-based mindfulness techniques

This course is for you if:

  • You are experiencing symptoms of stress, tension, and anxiety which are getting in the way living the life you want to live.
  • You want to improve your overall health, well-being, and relationships with colleagues, family, and friends.
  • You are dealing with a difficult life transition or personal challenge and want to move forward with awareness towards what really matters.
  • You have chronic health condition and/or chronic pain and want to add complementary therapies to your current treatment plan to help you live the life you want.

 

What is MBSR?
Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, this curriculum is informed by neuroscience, psychology, and educational methods that emphasize experiential, group, and discovery learning. Regarded, internationally, as the ‘gold standard’, the program will offer you the opportunity to develop a personalized mindfulness practice, with the support of a small-group setting over 8 weekly 2-hour sessions plus a retreat day. The curriculum has been widely researched and has demonstrated significant health benefits for people, both physically and psychologically including increased ability to feel in control, calm, and resilient, better physical health, reduced stress and anxiety, improved sleep and more empathetic relationships with family, friends, and colleagues.

 

In this course you will…

  • Learn new ways to handle body sensations, thoughts, and emotions.
  • Develop skills to help you take care of your well-being and manage stress and adversity.
  • Learn to respond to situations more mindfully in the present moment rather than mindlessly reacting.
  • Develop skills that make it easier to be with whatever you are experiencing, whether it is pleasant or unpleasant.

 

Course Details:

  • Course will be online and weekly participation is an important part of the learning process.
  • Audio recordings of the meditations done in class will be available for you to download and listen to for your daily practice.
  • Handouts, worksheets, and articles will also be provided each week and will be stored on the course website that you will have access to forever.
  • $40 per week.  Must register for all 8 even if you cannot attend them all.  Financial assistance is available based on need. 50% discount available for the first two students who enroll using the coupon code STUDENT.

 

What topics are discussed in the MBSR course?
Session 1: What is Mindfulness? “As long as we are breathing, there is more right than wrong with us.”
Session 2: Perception & Creative Responding:How we perceive the world and ourselves influences our experiences.
Session 3: Mindfulness of the Breath & Body in Movement: “There is both pleasure and power in being present.”
Session 4: Learning about our patterns of Stress Reactivity: “Wherever you go, there you are.”
Session 5: Working with Stress: Mindful responding instead of reacting.
Session 6: Stressful communications: Interpersonal mindfulness.
Full-Day of Practice: Silent Retreat
Session 7: Lifestyle choices: “How can I best take care of myself?”
Session 8: A Mindful Life: Keeping your mindfulness alive.

If you have questions about the course please reach out to Mary Alice Grady by email:  maryalice@mindfulstl.com.

Led By

Mary Alice Grady, MA, PLPC, NCC, APRN, Qualified MBSR Instructor 

Where
Virtual meetings via Zoom (instructions will be delivered by email)
When
8 weekly two hour classes on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm starting September 27

now offering video therapy sessions

It's more important than ever to take care of your mental health, so all of our therapists are doing Telehealth and many have immediate openings for new clients.