Learning how to pay attention on purpose, moment to moment, non-judgmentally. Mindfulness is about understanding and experiencing that our lives are unfolding now. It is about being able to choose our responses rather than unconsciously reacting to events in our lives.
This 8-week virtual course includes a one-day virtual retreat. Each class meets once a week.
Why specifically sign up for a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course?
- It is the most well-researched meditation program in existence, showing results of reducing blood pressure, chronic pain, increasing quality sleep, decreasing stress, among other health benefits.
What is Mindfulness?
- “Mindfulness is awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. It is one of the many forms of meditation, if you think of meditation as any way in which we 1) systematically in regulating our attention and energy 2) thereby influencing and possibly transforming the quality of our existence, 3) in the service of realizing the full range of our humanity, and of 4) our relationship to others and the world.” (2011,1)
- Created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. MBSR is now taught in every state in the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. MBSR facilitates class participants the possibility to develop a different relationship to stress resulting from chronic physical and psychological illnesses.