Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Invite joy back into your life with this 8-Week foundational course!
Originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, it is now offered by medical centers and hospitals worldwide. MBSR has a proven track record in reducing pain, illness, and stress.
Scientific research for MBSR has consistently demonstrated:
- Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
- Improved sleep, focus, and attention
- Reduced symptoms of chronic illness including: fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer
- Improved ability to experience joy and contentment
- Improved confidence and self-acceptance
Mindfulness classes are small and practice-focused. We explore the causes of stress and how stress affects the mind and body. Empowered with this information, students learn how to reduce these negative effects.
Learn Mindfulness Meditation Practices
During the course, you will practice several formal and informal mindfulness practices including:
- Body Scan
- Sitting Meditation
- Walking Meditation
- Mindful Yoga
- Eating Meditation
- Routine Activities at Work and at Home
Learning different practices will help you find the one that is right for you and your lifestyle. Manage stress better, naturally!
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
with Carol Hendershot and April Kaiserlian, LMSW
Carol and April are the co-founders of the Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness and have been teaching mindfulness classes in West Michigan for years. Learn more on our Instructor Bios page.
Attendance at a Free Information Session is STRONGLY recommended. The MBSR class consists of eight weekly sessions and one All-Day Retreat after the sixth week of class. The retreat is an extended period of practice to integrate what you have learned in the course. Tuition includes lifetime access to meditation audio files, digital downloads, and the MBSR Workbook through the MetaFi app.
Upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes
Free Information Sessions:
Thursday, June 6 or 13, 9:30 am – 11:00 am with Carol at Holistic Care Approach
Thursday, June 6 or 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm with April at Women’s Health Center
Thursdays, June 20 – August 8, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm with Carol at Holistic Care Approach
Thursdays, June 20 – August 8, 6:30 – 9:00 pm with April at Women’s Health Center
Includes one All-Day Retreat – Sunday, July 28, 8:50 am – 4 pm at Women’s Health Center
8-Week MBSR Class Registration: $550 – Early Sign Up thru June 14th, $495
8-Week Classes eligible for payment plans: $137.50/mo for 4 months. Payment Plan Info
Discounts available for couples and previous students — contact our office at 616.361.3660 or email@example.com to inquire.
Because we believe cost should not be a barrier to mindfulness education, we have limited scholarship funds available to students who demonstrate need. Learn more.
Attention Healthcare Professionals:
Earn up to 27.5 Continuing Education Credits for our MBSR Classes!
CE/CPEs may be purchased for $95 through International Seminars Group
Visit MBSR for Healthcare Professionals for Details