WHAT IS MBSR?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive eight-week course designed to transform your relationship with stress, improve your health, and increase enjoyment of life.
Who Will Benefit?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has benefited people reporting a variety of conditions and concerns:
Stress-including work, school, family, financial, illness, aging, 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.
“Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is highly respected within the medical community. It is not offered as an alternative to traditional medical and psychological treatments but as a complement to these approaches. Our experience over nearly three decades suggests that doing what you can from yourself, coupled with what your physician can do for you, can be far more effective than either approach used on its own.”
–Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School