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8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Mindfulness-based stress reduction information session

Date: Thursdays, October 1 - November 19
Time: 6:00 - 8:15 pm
Fees: $295, includes 4 Guided Meditations and Workbook

Location: Elizabeth Keith Movement Studio in Phoenix, AZ (Please note, changed location)

Dramatically change your relationship to stress through this highly experiential, life-affirming 8-week course. The program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass Medical and is supported by 30 years of research.

Tens of thousands of people worldwide have accepted this invitation. They are a lot like you. They learned to integrate the methods taught in this course into their everyday lives.

Two decades of research indicates that the majority of people who complete the course report:

  • An increased ability to relax
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain
  • Improvements in problem solving, decision making, and communication
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • An ability to cope more effectively with stress, worry and depression

Participants learn life-long tools to help maximize life, even in the midst of stress, pain and illness.

Program Info

MBSR is a highly experiential program devoted to supporting learning, growth and healing in the following ways:

Living fully, with appreciation of the present moment
Reducing the physical effects of long-term stress on the body
Identifying habitual ways of dealing with stress and choosing healthy alternatives
Communicating more effectively and compassionately
Responding constructively to strong feelings such as anger, worry or guilt
Making mindfulness a way of life, not simply a practice you employ once in a while

The course is structured to help you build a consistent daily mindfulness practice, so that ultimately, all areas of your life are infused with greater awareness, ease and balance.

Please note: In order to reap the full benefits of the course, you must make a commitment to participate in: 1) a weekly class for 8 weeks, 2) an all-day retreat on Saturday, November 7, and 3) 30-45 minutes of daily homework practice.

How will I know if this course is right for me?

The truth is, anyone with a a desire to live more fully and manage stress more effectively will benefit from this course. MBSR is different from traditional stress management approaches that often emphasize changing one’s outer circumstances. Since stress is a given, and nothing will make it go away for good, MBSR invites people to mobilize their own inner resources for changing they way they respond to stress. Participants leave with a renewed confidence in their ability to navigate stressful situations with greater wisdom, balance and ease.

You may also consider where you are right now and what you want more of in life:

  • Do you want new ways to work with the same old problems?
  • Do you keep yourself awake at night worrying about tomorrow’s to-do’s?
  • Do you want research-based tools for living fully in the demands of a modern, fast-paced world?
  • Do you react to strong emotions, such as anger or anxiety, in ways that hurt you or others?
  • Do you frequently question or doubt yourself when making important decisions?
  • Do you want more balance and peace of mind?
  • Do you want to start or re-start a meditation practice in a supportive community?

Attend the Information Session on Thursday, September 24 to learn if the program is right for you. Please contact me to pre-register. 

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Breon Michel

About Breon

Mindfulness teacher, compassionate community leader, entrepreneur, writer, stress reduction aficionado, hope igniter, adventure seeker, mountain biker, devoted to others