The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) teaches a variety of meditation techniques that will increase your ability to manage stress and regulate your emotions, attention, and behavior. It will help you to change the negative and confusing thought patterns and emotional reactivity that often accompany stress. You will learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress, find more effective ways to respond to stressful situations, and discover how to use your own inner resources to find greater health and well-being.

Some of the mindfulness meditation practices you will learn include:

  • Awareness of breath
  • Body scanning
  • Mindful walking
  • Mindful movement, aka gentle yoga
  • Mindful eating
  • Loving kindness

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MBSR Fall 2018 Dates

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course is held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:45 pm and runs from September 25 – November 13.

MBSR is a highly participatory, practical eight -week course based on four decades of published research. Using mindfulness meditation and yoga  practices you will learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress and to tap into you own deepest inner resources to find effective ways to respond to stress, depression, anxiety,  chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions.

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To register for an MBSR class, please visit the Recreation site.
If you have any issues registering, call the Werblin Rec Center office at 848-445-0462.

This 8-week course is comprised of:

  • 8 weekly sessions
  • 1 full-day silent retreat between Sessions 6 and 7


The MBSR course was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since that time numerous research articles have shown that the intensive training provided by MBSR helps people to better handle stress, have an improved quality of life (Brown et al, 2003; Reibel et al, 2001), and manage chronic medical conditions (Niazi and Niazi, 2011).

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