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MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

All About Mindfulness

In a nutshell, mindfulness is awareness—in-the-moment, nonjudgmental awareness. It’s a natural skill that can be developed with practice, one that we sorely need in our fast-paced, stress-filled, noisy world. If you want to experience increased productivity, better quality relationships, improved health, or a deeper sense of well-being, mindfulness is an ancient practice that can transform every area of your life.

This is an eight-week course based on the principles of mindfulness developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Participants will gain a new relationship with stress and increase the ability to live in the present as they learn how to apply the timeless principles of mindfulness to the unique challenges of life today. Dr. Laura will guide you through meditation, gentle yoga, group discussion, and the latest research on mind/body techniques.

What Can You Expect to Learn?

 

You’ll gain the ability to focus, build awareness, and increase your power of concentration—skills that you can then apply in practical ways to your daily life.

Mindfulness can transform your daily commute, interactions with work colleagues and clients, parenting skills, and your relationship with food. Your mental and physical health will improve along with your ability to truly enjoy the present moment. You’ll ask better questions of yourself and gain a newfound confidence to cope with everyday stress.

Most of all, you’ll experience the benefits of having a loving, nonjudgmental attitude toward yourself and others.

What Benefits Can You Expect?

  • A sense of peace and calm

  • Lower stress levels

  • Improved self-esteem

  • Awareness and enjoyment of the present moment

  • Strong internal resources to face life’s challenges

Who Should Take This Course?

This course offers practical solutions that have been proven to work for anyone dealing with:

  • Chronic pain

  • High stress levels

  • Elevated blood pressure

  • Sleep issues

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

It’s perfect for healthcare professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to improve the quality of their life.

How is the Course Structured?

Eight weeks consisting of two and a half hour classes and one all-day retreat

 

Guided instruction in meditation and yoga

 

Group discussion

 

Practical exercises designed to apply to everyday challenges

 

Specific materials to assist you with your daily at-home practice (30-40 minutes)

Where do I begin?

 

All class participants attend a complementary orientation, which gives you a firsthand taste of mindfulness. This allows you to better understand the course, and explore whether the program is right for you.

Sliding Scale:
$200-525 includes all meditations and workbooks

The cost of the program above is priced as a sliding scale. Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This allows others who need to pay less the opportunity to attend.

If you need a payment plan or would like to request a scholarship, please contact us for further information.

Course Start Date:
January 2019

The 8 week course meets once weekly and will be offered on 2 different evenings for your convenience.

Orientation: Sunday, 1/13 and Thursday 1/17

Sundays: Jan 27th - March 17th from 4pm to 6:30pm

Thursdays: Jan 31st - March 21st from 6:30pm to 9pm

The all day silent retreat will be March 9th from 9am to 4pm. Location TBD

Course Location:
City of Palms Chiropractic: 11621 S. Cleveland Avenue, Unit 80, Fort Myers, FL

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