Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
4 week series October 8 - 29
Sundays 3:30-6pm with Kate Mitcheom
location: The Nest
Feeling overwhelmed, tired, stressed out or simply longing for peace...The time is now and the way is clear.
You may experience
* Powerful resources for coping with stress and uncertainty
* Greater sense of well being
* Enhanced resilience in the midst of difficult situations
* Increased clarity and creative thinking leading to wise action
* The restorative power of meditative practices
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an evidenced based intervention that aids us in learning and practicing ways to know ourselves and care for ourselves in a kind and effective way. This eight-week program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn offers an opportunity to develop a meditation practice that can lead you to better health and reduced stress in your life. We all know how to sit our bodies down to rest but may have trouble setting our minds at ease. Come learn along with others new ways of being in your life and start on the path to improved health and happiness. In addition to practicing meditation, there is an emphasis on incorporating mindfulness into all aspects of daily life. Participants should make a sincere commitment to attend all class sessions and to spend 30 minutes per day practicing meditation at home
This course requires a commitment to attend all the classes and practice daily. You will receive the support of the group and plenty of instruction. It may very well be a life-changing endeavor.
Kate Mitchem is a Certified Senior MBSR Teacher on the faculty at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical Center. See her website KateMitcheom.com for more information and FAQ about MBSR
All participants will complete a confidential intake questionnaire and have a brief conversation with Kate prior to the start of the program
Please feel free to call Kate if you would like to discuss the program in more detail. 203-887-8932