Spring 2020: The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Open to both academic, medical, and the public. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the seminal mindfulness course. Taught internationally for decades, MBSR is an 8-week, practice-based, interactive learning program. Research shows MBSR to be an effective complement to a wide variety of medical and psychological conditions. These include anxiety, asthma, cancer, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, hypertension, mood disorders, sleep disturbances, and stress disorders.
Mindfulness is the practice of present-moment awareness. It promotes personal well-being and enables us to experience life more fully by developing the ability to return with kindness to the present moment rather than being lost in repetitive thoughts and worries about past or future. In this way, we are able to make conscious choices, rather than react unconsciously.
Register and payment information can be found at the UVA School of Medicine here.
Instructor: Susan Stone
Daylong Retreat: Saturday, March 21, 2020