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.Jump to Registration Details
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
Online Program with Carol Hendershot
Carol has been teaching mindfulness since 2008 and brings a wealth of experience and training to her work as an instructor. Carol began her journey into mindfulness more than 35 years ago to help with her own stress and anxiety, and she has since become a passionate advocate for these powerful but simple practices. Carol’s classes emphasize safety and self-honoring as she guides students to build resilience and strengthen their mindfulness skills. 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 handbook through the MetaFi app.
To comply with the governor’s Stay-At-Home Order, we have moved all our upcoming classes to an online, interactive format. Please sign up for a Free Info Session to receive updates. Even if you can’t participate live, you’ll receive a recording of the info session afterwards.
Free Information Session:
Thursday, June 4, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (EDT) with Carol, online via Zoom
(Sign up now, and you’ll receive the meeting link the week of June 1.)
Online Class Schedule:
Thursdays, June 11 – July 30, 6:30 – 9:00 pm (EDT) with Carol
Includes one All-Day Retreat – Sunday, July 19, 8:50 am – 4 pm (EDT)
8-Week Class Registration: $250 – $450 Sliding Scale TuitionSign Up for Online Course
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 for our June session and plan to host online only until the Stay-At-Home Order is lifted.
Discounts available for couples and previous students – contact our office at 616.361.3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Because we believe cost should not be a barrier to 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 us for more information.