Learn Mindful Ways to Cope with Stress, Pain and Illness
What is mindfulness?
It is living moment-tomoment, with a conscious awareness of all that is taking place in your life and responding to it intentionally and purposefully rather than automatically. If you often feel stressed or anxious, experience chronic pain or illness or have problems sleeping, this program may benefit you. Similarly, it can be hightly effective in relieving physical symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems or high blood pressure.
About the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program
In this Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, you’ll learn to cope with stress, pain and illness by drawing upon your inner resources. Closely modeled after the world-reknowned stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., this approach combines breath awareness, meditation, yoga and other mind-body methods to help you achieve serenity, health and well-being in your everyday life.
According to published research, people who have completed this type of program report:
Long-term relief from physical and psychological symptoms
Less pain and improved pain management
Improved energy levels
Improved attitude and mood
More effective responses to stress
This eight-week course and day-long retreat is an intensive training in the use of mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga to help cope with stress, pain and illness. The techniques and practices taught in this course complement conventional medical treatment and preventive health practices by mobilizing and strengthening our body’s innate resources for healing and responding to stress.