Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Online 8-Week Class

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesdays, June 8 – July 27
6:30 – 9:00 pm ET

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Invite calm 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

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.

“I can’t recommend this class enough. A great way to start bringing presence, intention, and self-compassion into your life.
Awareness of your own stressors allows you to start changing how you react to stress.
Carol, April, and Katy are great teachers and people.”

Stephen S., Psychotherapist

I’ve seen positive impact in my relationships, my interactions with strangers, my career, and most importantly, my relationship with myself.
I’d highly recommend this and other GRCFM classes to anyone looking to deepen and enrich their life experiences and their connections to others and to the self.”

Lacey D.

Were so bombarded with hectic schedules and busyness that we forget to slow down and address our bodies signals.
This course brought me on a journey that hasn't stopped. Every day is a gift, but we have to pause to actually enjoy what is around us.

Mackenzie McKinney

“The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program became part of my life at a very important moment … the results were remarkable.
I would highly recommend this experience.”


“The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program was a revolutionary act of self-kindness and personal transformation.
The skills I learned and the realizations I had have permanently altered my heart, my head and my life. I will always be grateful for the course, its lessons and generous teachers.”

VKS, Attorney

“This course has been life-changing. The practice has become a part of my morning ritual.
Every day is different, and I am learning to just accept what comes both on my cushion and in my daily life.
Keep emphasizing how important it is to do all the homework.”

Sue Hodges

“The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class has profoundly changed my daily life!
The tools I learned have helped me find balance in my chaotic existence, and I highly recommend it.”

Libbie Tupper, Director of Sales

“MBSR class furthered my learning of mindfulness and meditation.
It helped me to reset and deepen my own practice and rhythm for meditation, which has increased my capacity for stressful moments.
I find I am able to live from my core self more easily, rather than my reactionary and more primal self, by utilizing mindfulness and meditation learned in MBSR.”

Erin S., Psychotherapist

“My first MBSR class with Carol many years ago was a life-changing event that led me to a much calmer and stable existence.
I would recommend MBSR to anyone seeking to find another of side of living that is often overlooked in our busy world.”

Dan K.

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!

Class Details

  • 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 app-based access to meditation audio files, digital downloads, and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course handbook through MetaFi, plus all upgraded features of MetaFi.
  • Online classes meet on the Zoom video conferencing platform. Our instructors will help orient you to Zoom. (Hesitant to participate online? Read our tips for making it work, or contact us to discuss!)

New to Mindfulness?

If the concept of mindfulness is new for you, or you haven't taken a course with us before, we highly encourage you to attend our free Introduction to Mindfulness for Stress Relief Class on Tuesday, May 25 to learn more about mindfulness, try out a practice, and determine if this upcoming class is right for you!

Dates & Registration

Online Class Schedule

Tuesdays, June 8 – July 27
6:30 – 9:00 pm ET, live on Zoom

Course includes an All-Day Retreat:
Sunday, July 18, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm ET

Instructor: Carol Hendershot,
Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor

8-Week Class Registration:
$250 – $350 – $450
Sliding Scale Tuition

*Are you a healthcare professional? Click here before registering.*

Discounts available for couples and previous students—contact our office to inquire.

Tuition Assistance Available

Because we believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing mindfulness education, we offer payment plans on all offerings. We also have limited scholarships available for students unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Contact our office for more information.

Attention Healthcare Professionals:

You could earn 27.0 APA Continuing Education Credits (32.0 BRN CEs) for this course through UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Find details, registration, and CE purchase information here: MBSR for Healthcare Professionals.

Online Only in Response to COVID-19

Now more than ever, people need to learn about and practice mindfulness. We want to make the benefits of mindfulness available to you while also keeping you safe. Based on the uncertainty of the future with regard to COVID-19, we will keep our reduced pricing and plan to host online only until further notice.

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