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.

Upcoming Class Info

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.

Class Details:

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:

Wednesday, October 2 or 9, 9:30 – 11:00 am with April at Holistic Care Approach
Saturday, October 5 or 12, 9:30 am – 11:00 am with Carol at Holistic Care Approach

Sign up for Free Info Sessions

Upcoming Classes:

Wednesdays, October 16 – December 4, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm with April at Holistic Care Approach
Saturdays, October 19 – December 7, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm with Carol at Holistic Care Approach
Includes one All-Day Retreat – Sunday, November 24, 8:50 am – 4 pm at Holistic Care Approach

8-Week MBSR Class Registration: $550 – Early Sign Up thru October 11, $495

Sign up for Classes

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 info@grcfm.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 EducationISG Credits for our MBSR Classes!
CE/CPEs may be purchased for $95 through International Seminars Group
Visit MBSR for Healthcare Professionals for Details