Eight weekly Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes (each two hours long) and a one day-long retreat event (six hours) on a week-end. The program is highly participatory with practical experience. Included in the 22 hours of instruction are :
- Establishment of a learning contract
- Presentation of theoretical underpinnings of mind-body medicine
- Application of self-regulatory skills
- Instruction in use of 3 CD set (MP3 files available for download) of recorded meditation exercises for home use
- Instruction in use of a variety of written materials for consideration & reflection as individual assignments
- Instruction in at least 7 different mindfulness meditation practices
- Individual and group dialogue and instruction regarding:
- Perception, conditioning and other mental factors in appraisal & assessment of stress
- Self-responsibility in the positive development of health enhancing behaviors
- Recognition of options to reduce negative effects of stress reactivity
- Physiological and psychological bases of stress reactivity
- Exploration of emotional focused and problem focused coping
- Observation of how stress presents in communications with others
- Deepening capacity for choice regarding use of MBSR tools throughout the day in both formal and informal modalities
- opportunity to experience an extended time of silence with guided support
Cost: $500 (includes Retreat costs).
2017 June – July 8-week MBSR Class dates
7 pm – 9 pm on:
July 3,10,17, 24
Retreat: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 – 9 am – 3 pm
Classes are held at Heart Hospital of Austin, 3801 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756.
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