Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Bill Mies Online Retreat via Zoom

Bill Mies

9/24/2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET/U.S. & Canada)  at  Online Retreat via Zoom (Virtual) (Map It)

MBSR Class Series & Daylong 

Classes: 8 Thursdays, September 24-November 12

  • Thursday, September 24, 7-10 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 1-Thursday, November 5, 7-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 12, 7-10 p.m.
  • Daylong Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

IMCW's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program in the Washington, DC area that assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living.

The classes are modeled after the ones offered at the Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This 30-year-old program is highly respected in the medical community, and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Dateline, ABC’s Evening News, and hundreds of newspapers and magazine articles. In February 2014 it was featured on the cover of Time Magazine.

This course is suitable for both beginning meditators (no meditation experience required) and for experienced meditators looking to deepen their practice and understanding of mindfulness.

The course schedule consists of eight weekly classes and one day-long workshop. This highly participatory, practical course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home practice, including guided meditations
  • Six guided meditations provided for personal use of students

"What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?" by Shell Fischer

Bill, I took away from this MBSR course something especially powerful for me. Your explanation of True Self, not being identified with all the rules, activities,  accomplishments, mistakes – owning it, responsible yes; but knowing that’s not who I really am. This helped me gain a greater access to that deep soul within me. Also, I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more deeply how mindfulness can help me address stress and anxiety. 

I spend a lot of time, more than I realized, multi-tasking and/or not being fully present. Due to this course, I feel more connected to myself, others and the environment when I am attentive to the present moment.  I have known many great teachers and you, Bill, are among them.

In view of the stress occasioned by the pandemic, this course is being offered at $275.00 below its normal tuition. There is an option to pay a 50% deposit. Payment in full will be due by October 15.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the retreat manager before registering. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form. Please apply early as funds are limited.

IMCW Refund Policy

If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.

Late Registration

Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the day before the retreat. To request late registration, please email the retreat manager to check if there are still openings.

Note: Because this is an online retreat, participants are encouraged to find space of relative quiet, limiting the amount of interaction with others in the environment as much as possible. Participants may join by internet or via phone. Participants will be given links to join the course the week before the course begins.

Fees:

Series & daylong:$275.00

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