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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation
September 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CDT
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week, evidence-based, experiential program providing in-depth training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices. The program also helps participants integrate mindfulness into their daily lives. Created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, MBSR is based on ancient contemplative practices integrated with western medical approaches. This program harnesses our inner resources and has been demonstrated to enhance emotional resilience.
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course schedule consists of one orientation class (1 hour), eight weekly classes (2.5-3 hours), and one daylong retreat on a Saturday or Sunday (6.5 hours). 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.
Please note, you are still able to register for a course after the orientation session as there is a pre-recorded version available.
Hosted by the University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing.