Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you—consciously and systematically working with your own stress, illness and the challenges and demands of everyday life.
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course schedule consists of one orientation class, eight weekly classes and one daylong retreat on a Saturday. This highly participatory, practical course includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life, and daily home assignments. Students also will receive a home practice manual and be sent occasional recordings.
The MBSR course is scheduled for Aug. 20–Oct. 15.Attendance for the orientation session is mandatory and foundational for participation in the MBSR course. The deadline to register for the eight-week program is the Tuesday evening following the orientation session.
NOTE: If you are an individual living with chronic pain or anxiety, please be aware that the Osher Center for Integrative Health offers mindfulness classes that are specifically designed for your situation (please refer to the “Living Well with Chronic Pain” or “Mindfulness Skills” groups on our website).