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