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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Eight weekly classes on Mondays
April 3, 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22
Classes are held from 6 - 8 p.m.
*There is a mandatory "all-day" class on Saturday May 13.
with Jessica Webb

with Jessica Webb

23 Continuing Education Units are available for this course, click here for details.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week, in-depth, experiential course in mind/body awareness. 

Using meditation, yoga, personal inquiry, dialog, and somatic awareness exercises, the MBSR program introduces you to the art and science of living mindfully. Developed in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the MBSR course is now offered in over 200 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics worldwide.

The course shows you direct ways to:

  • be present for self and others
  • strengthen mental flexibility, focus, and calm
  • build resilience in the face of personal challenges
  • manage difficult emotions without feeling overwhelmed
  • cultivate patience and develop self-compassion
  • manage chronic pain and illnesses such as anxiety and depression
  • reduce everyday stress and associated high blood pressure
  • manage anger, panic, ADD/ADHD, disordered sleeping and eating
  • recognize and thereby shift habitually maladaptive behavior and thought patterns
  • develop new and creative coping skills that are wise and helpful
  • build the body's immune system

“I didn’t know what to expect from this course. It far exceeded anything I had imagined. This is a life-changing event — I will continue to use all the new skills I have acquired.”
— C. Marcotte, Somerset, MA

MBSR Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the course?
The course is $365. You may pay by credit card, check, or cash. If you wish to register now, you may do so at the bottom of this page. 

Is there homework?
Yes. The MBSR program is challenging and time-intensive and requires a full commitment on the part of the participant. In addition to attending all eight weekly classes plus the "all-day" class, there is an at-home component in the form of 45 minutes per day of meditation, yogaplus 15 to 20 minutes per day of simple awareness exercises.

This course has profoundly changed me... I am grateful I found your class. It will always be with me. — C. Cabral, Fairhaven, MA

What if I miss a class?
If the participant expects to miss more than two classes, it is suggested that he or she wait and take the course at another time. Consistency and continuity are integral components to the MBSR program. All participants should arrange to attend one of the orientation sessions before committing to the course.

Do you offer C.E.U.'s for my profession?
Yes! The MBSR course is offering continuing education units for social workers, mental health counselors, and nurses. Please let the instructor know that you wish to receive CEUs.

What is included in the MBSR course cost?
The course registration fee is $365. This fee includes guided CDs or downloadable MP3-format meditation and yoga instructions, a detailed course guidebook, weekly handouts, and all instructor-led classes. The fee is required in full and prior to the start of the course. All participants should arrange to attend one of the orientation sessions before committing to the course.

Who teaches the course?
The MBSR course is led by Jessica Webb. Jessica completed the MBSR practicum in 2015 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Mindfulness. In addition, she is certified at the 500-hour level in Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga. Her complete bio is available here. 

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