The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Eight-Week Program

The program runs for eight consecutive weeks for two hour segments. At present, they are virtual sessions presented through the Zoom platform with the use of a web camera on your computer. It is an interactive process allowing for all participants to express their experience in each session.

$87 offer for Spring 2022

Limit to 10 people

Begins week of May 19 to July 7

Week 1

Orientation + Doing to Being

  • Paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally
  • Cultivating curiosity, kindness, and beginner’s mind
  • Exploring, and shifting of attention

Week 2

Perception & Knowing Are Different

  • Delving into the practice, working with body awareness 
  • Exploring another way of knowing and perceiving – outside the box
  • Addressing challenges to practice

Week 3

Being Present

  • Using the breath as an anchor to the present moment
  • Incorporating mindfulness into everyday life,
  • Exploring pleasant experiences
  • Awareness of body sensations and relationship to reducing stress 
  • Integrating Mindful Movement

Week 4

Stress Reactivity

  • Identifying stressors and habitual reactions
  • Exploring stress: Acute/chronic/internal/external stressors
  • Circle of Awareness exercise

Week 5

Stress, Mindful Awareness & Responding

  • Making responsive choices for greater self care
  • Mindful attention to stress reactivity provides a platform to notice and relate to stressors differently without reacting 

Week 6

Stressful Communications

  • Exploring difficult communication styles are a common source of stress.
  • Identifying communication styles that increase intrapersonal and interpersonal stress
  • Noticing personal styles that bring awareness and choice about how to communicate.

Week 7

Silent Retreat

Week 8

How do I Best Take Care of Myself?

  • Some stressors can be changed, others cannot – remember kindness to self
  • Mindful attention can change our relationship to stress and increase choice
  • Integrating mindfulness into our lives and how we relate to the world can increase resilience

Silent Retreat Day

Experience a 6-hour day long retreat using the series of meditation practices covered in the sessions conducted in silence.

This event can be virtual or in person

Endings Are Beginnings

  • Planning your future practice
  • Supporting the practice: challenges, enhancers, resources
  • Closing ceremony

Testimonials

I have more acceptance of myself. Learning loving kindness to myself is definetly a tool I need. It has improved my attention to the moment.     -  Diane                                 

I will keep to the habit of meditating. It's an important point in the process and path. I was mostly focused on the body scan. It helped me learn to manage my triggers. An excellent program.                                             -    Cathy

The MBSR program with Rani and Martine, helped me become more focused in everyday things.                                                 -  Francis

$87 offer for Spring 2022

Limit to 10 people

Begins week of May 19 to July 7

(specific day and time TBD with group)

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01

Multiple Practices

Learn nine different meditation practices and their origins from Buddhist teachings. Discover the depth of mindfulness concepts that provide a strong foundation for a personal practice. 

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Stress Reduction Tools

Gain new tools for reducing stress and how to apply them in different environments.

03

Mindful Communication

Evolve your ability to better communicate using positive and calming methods for acheiving effective results.