MBSR 8-Week Online Live Schedule:
Thursdays, September 10 – October 29, 6:00 – 8:30pm*
Day of Mindfulness: Saturday, October 17, 9:30am – 4:30pm
*Note: Class 1 and 8 will be 30 minutes longer from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
MBSR Overall Description
In the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-week online program modeled after the world-renowned MBSR developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., you will learn how to:
MBSR Overall Benefits
According to published research plus as reported by our graduates of MBSR at SCIM:
What is the MBSR 8-Week Online Live Program?
This program is available for anyone who cannot physically attend the MBSR 8-Week In-Person Program due to reasons such as coronavirus concerns, proximity, scheduling/commuting needs as well as other reasons. (Note: MBSR 8-Week In-Person Program is not currently being offered due to coronavirus in-person restrictions.)
The entire online program is delivered live through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Participants will engage with the teacher and interact with one another through their computer during the weekly class time. (Please see Technology Requirements listed below.)
What are the MBSR 8-Week Online Live modalities?
Throughout the 8-weeks you will experience:
What is the MBSR 8-Week Online Live Program structure?
What a participant in Karen’s recent MBSR online program has to say:
“This was the most “together” and seamless Zoom meeting that I have attended yet, and I have attended many Zoom meetings recently. Karen’s organization, clarity and the obvious numerous hours she puts into developing each training is so evident. She is a calm yet engaged and enthusiastic teacher. Her non-threatening, non-judging presence travels right through Zoom and is felt as a soothing, comforting presence that facilitates trust, openness and curiosity in me and the group.”
-Ann, 47, San Diego
What are the Technology Requirements for MBSR 8-Week Online Live Program?
To ensure your optimal learning experience, the MBSR Online Live Program relies on Zoom video conferencing. There are minimum requirements for Zoom to work properly. This includes having a computer with speakers, microphone and video capabilities (webcam) along with a high-speed internet connection. Mobile devices (phones and tablets) may work although the class material is optimized for full screen viewing with a computer.
For the best listening experience and to ensure the privacy of others, if possible, using a headset during the Zoom video sessions is encouraged.
If you need guidance and how to use Zoom, please review the following:
What is the tuition fee for the MBSR 8-Week Online Live Program?
Tuition fee is $495. Fee includes the 8-week series, Day of Mindfulness retreat, comprehensive MBSR program manual (digital version), 8 weekly Mindfulness Encouraging Word emails with additional practice support, (downloadable) mindfulness audio files and one-on-one with Karen (30-minutes).
Pre-registration is required: Due to the unique small group experience, registration is limited to a maximum of 20 – 25 participants. For information on how to register, read the following on How To Get Started:
How To Get Started:
Program Director/Teacher: Karen Sothers, MEd, E-RYT, has been teaching MBSR at Scripps since 2004. She has completed the MBSR teacher training taught by the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Kansas State University and a Masters of Education in Health and Exercise Science from Vanderbilt University. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT). For more than 25 years, Karen has dedicated her life to teaching the art and science of mindful living. She blends the time-tested healing practices of meditation and yoga with the most current research in mindfulness, resiliency and compassion to inspire people to live more fully, and with greater ease and vitality.
Special Guest Teacher: Dr. Robert Bonakdar is the Director of Pain Management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. In addition to the many other professional roles and trainings, he has completed the MBSR for Healthcare Professionals course with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and the Richter Fellowship in Southeast Asia, where he studied acupuncture, Tai Chi and mind-body practices. Dr. Bonakdar will be sharing his expertise in an overview of MBSR research and neuroscience as well as some experiential guided practices.