8-WEEK MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)


"I did not know what to expect when beginning the MBSR training,
and could not have imagined the positive impact this class has had on my life."
-Amanda P.


DATES,TIME & COST

Wednesday, 7-9:30pm

Sept. 13, 20, 27
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25,
Nov. 1

Cost: $495

REGISTRATION

The MBSR course is one of my most popular programs. To keep the experience impactful and intimate, I cap the group after a certain number of registrants. ​Seats fill up quickly.

LOCATION

UUGSB
(Old Sayville Library)

11 Collins Avenue
Sayville, NY 11782


WHY TAKE THE MBSR COURSE?

Why take MBSR Course

Are you looking for an immersive experience into the practice of mindfulness? Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR is an eight week program designed to transform your relationship to stress, improve your health, and increase enjoyment of life. 

Since 1979, the Center for Mindfulness has been dedicated to investigating and understanding the effectiveness of MBSR through pilot investigations, small studies, and large-scale research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Since the inception of the Stress Reduction Clinic, MBSR research at UMass and other academic medical centers has shown consistent, reliable, and reproducible demonstrations of major and clinically relevant reductions in medical and psychological symptoms across a wide range of medical diagnoses over the weight weeks of the MBSR program.

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has benefited people reporting a variety of conditions and concerns, including:

Stress

Including work, school, family, financial, illness, ageing, grief, uncertainty about the future, and feeling "out of control."

Medical Conditions

Including chronic illness or pain, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, skin disorders, and many other conditions.

Psychological Distress

Including anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.

Prevention and Wellness

Including health enhancement and wellness focused on prevention and learning the "how" of taking good care of yourself and feeling a greater sense of balance.

TIME magazine - “The Mindful Revolution”

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is one of the best researched and most popular mindfulness programs in the world. Tens of thousands of people have participated in this program across all 7 continents, frequently reporting it to be a life-changing experience.

MBSR has been featured several times on the cover of TIME Magazine, as well as its benefits displayed on the cover of other media outlets such as Scientific American.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation

HEAR FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS...

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Cory Muscara - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher

Cory Muscara is the founder of the Long Island Center for Mindfulness. He has extensive professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Schools, Search Inside Yourself, and Breathworks Chronic Pain, and in 2012 spent six months in silent meditation living as a Buddhist monk in Burma. He is a certified hatha yoga instructor and an Integrative Health Coach trained through Duke Integrative Medicine.

Cory currently serves as faculty at Columbia Teachers College where he teaches mindfulness to school leaders and principals, and is an assistant instructor for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at the University of Pennsylvania. He has lectured and taught mindfulness for a number of Fortune 500 Companies such as Prudential, Travelers, Johnson & Johnson, and Colgate; Universities such as NYU, Wharton Business School, Columbia and Dartmouth; and many different schools and hospitals. Cory regularly appears on the Dr. Oz show as a guest expert in the topic of mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different;
enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will);
​being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).

-James Baraz

DATES,TIME & COST

Wednesday, 7-9:30pm

Sept. 13, 20, 27
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25,
Nov. 1

Cost: $495

REGISTRATION

The MBSR course is one of my most popular programs. To keep the experience impactful and intimate, I cap the group after a certain number of registrants. ​Seats fill up quickly.

LOCATION

UUGSB
(Old Sayville Library)

11 Collins Avenue
Sayville, NY 11782

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing
it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will);
​being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).
-James Baraz