Learning the stress-reducing skills of mindfulness mediation is simple, but not easy. It takes dedicated practice to form new habits. The good news is that the brain can be trained to greater awareness of what is happening in the present moment, rather than being relentlessly trapped in worrying about the future or obsessing about the past.
Many people who have worked with mindfulness apps or have taken short-term classes remark upon the difference in their learning after having taken MBSR. The key is the proven formula of eight weeks of dedicated practice, with expert instruction from highly-trained MBSR teachers, in the company of others who are committed to exploring and building their inner capabilities for greater well-being, increased attention, and more peaceful presence in their lives. If you are ready to learn more, please CLICK HERE.
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is the acknowledged leader in the field of modern mindfulness training because of its long-standing, ongoing scientific foundation and its rigorous certification standards for its teachers.
Almost forty years of scientific research has shown that those who have completed the MBSR course report:
• Less stress and anxiety
• Improved attention and cognition
• Better sleep
• Less self-judgment
• Greater overall health and well-being
MBSR studies reveal the potency of mindfulness to reduce medical symptoms and psychological stress while enhancing the health and well-being of participants.
If you’re looking for an effective way to learn mindfulness and meditation with the support of others committed to making healthy changes, join this FREE ORIENTATION.
UPCOMING 8-WEEK PROGRAMS
If you are interested in taking an 8-week MBSR course, attending an Orientation session is required. If this date is not convenient, please contact Elizabeth@UpstreamMindfulness.com for alternatives.
Classes fill quickly, we recommend registering as soon as possible.
Winter 2018: January 9th – February 27th (morning classes)
Spring 2019: April 3rd – May 22nd (evening classes)
Summer 2019: June 12th – July 31st (morning classes)
This course was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion, Home Practice
Open to all levels of experience
8-Week Program: $495, payable by check or credit card at Orientation, or by the first class.
Payment plans available. Contact Jill Zastko at Jill@UpstreamMindfulness.com
All participants MUST have attended an Orientation Session:
FREE on-site Orientation at Mayu on Wednesday, January 2 from 9:30am-11:00am. Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register, click HERE
FREE live online Orientation (via video conference) dates and times, click HERE
Suggested reading material for this course:
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Meditation cushions and chairs provided.
Beverages in sealable containers only.
Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Jill Zastko (left) and Elizabeth Perryman (right) are Qualified Teachers of MBSR, trained through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Popular with their students, they have extensive experience teaching mindfulness skills with clarity and depth to participants in all stages of life. Their teaching is centered in both their personal daily meditation practices as well as their commitment to ongoing professional development. They can be reached at Hello@UpstreamMindfulness.com.