Class Series: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
- 4:30 PM at Blue Heron Wellness, (Shoppes of Burnt Mills, 10723 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20901) (Map It)
8 Sundays, February 25-April 29
No class Easter Sunday. (2:00–5:00 pm on first/last day).
Daylong: Sunday, April 15
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.
The course schedule consists of eight 2.5-hour weekly classes and one 6-hour day-long workshop. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Exploration into the nature of mindfulness
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching
- Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
- Daily home assignments
- A workbook, relevant handouts, and CD containing meditation practices
- Follow-up phone interviews with the instructor.
"What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?" by Shell Fischer
Teacher biographies can be found on the Teachers webpage.
Fees: For the 8-week class series plus the daylong and all class materials, $550.
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.
Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the retreat manager with your request at least three weeks before the event.
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.
|8-week series plus daylong:||$550.00|
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