Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Discover ways for reducing stress
Open to all, no prior mindfulness experience necessary. 8 week course starts July 9 and takes place every Saturday from 9:00am to 11:30am ET with the last class on September 3, 2022. There is also an "at-home retreat" day on Sunday, August 21 from 9am to 1pm ET. Read further below for possible discounts and scholarships.
Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life. It is a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you – consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life. Restoring within yourself a balanced sense of well-being requires increased awareness of all aspects of self, including body and mind, heart and soul. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is intended to ignite this inner capacity and infuse your life with awareness.
MBSR is an 8-week program that provides you with tools to help you cultivate greater mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Each session is highly participatory, and the training encompasses a wide array of mindfulness practices, including sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating and mindful communication.
Decades of published researach shows that the majority of people who complete the MBSR course report:
- Increased well being and happiness
- Less stress and anxiety
- Strengthened immune system
- Less emotional reactivity
- Greater focus and cognitive flexibility
- Greater empathy and compassion
- Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
- Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain
MBSR is for everyone. No meditation experience is required. The only requirement is the desire for greater awareness, balance, ease, and happiness. Participants will complete a background form and connect with instructors.
Interested in learning more prior to registering? Click here for an Oprah Winfrey interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, who defines mindfulness as the “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”
Discounts and Scholarships
From the generosity of our community, a limited number of scholarships and discounts are available. Please fill out the scholarship application form or contact us first for a discount code before registering.
Need-Based Scholarships - please fill out the scholarship application here: chacmc.org/scholarship.
Friends/family $100 off discount - contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
50% Discounts available for CHA Staff and Patients not enrolled in the CHAMindWell program - contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
Full scholarships for eligible CHA staff and patients enrolled in the CHAMindWell program.
A limited number of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Discount Scholarships are available at a reduced rate of $100 (This is $550 off the regular rate of $650). Complete the application at chacmc.org/bipoc-scholarship before registering. We will get back to you about the status of your scholarship request.
Full refund will be issued, minus $100 processing fee, for cancellation made up to two weeks before the start date of the training or course. A 50% refund will be issued for cancellation in the period between two weeks and two working days before the start of the training or course. No refund is available if cancellation is within 2 working days before the start of the course or training or once program training materials are received.ing for Living Well (MTLW).