Introduction to MBSR
- 8:30 PM at IMCW Center for Mindful Living, (4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Upper floor, Washington, DC, 20016) (Map It)
This special introductory class is being offered for anyone interested in learning more about the upcoming 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction workshops. Our next 8-week MBSR course begins on July 5.
In this introductory class you will learn about some of the principles of mindfulness, explore how mindfulness might assist in stress reduction, and practice both formal and informal mindfulness meditation.
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:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
- Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
- Daily home practice, including guided meditations
- Six home practice CDs (also available in mp3 format) and a home practice manual
I highly recommend this class for anyone interested in a richer, more positive, life experience. Stan is a fantastic teacher, has tremendous compassion, understanding, knowledge, and a great guided meditation voice. He also clearly connects what we are learning and practicing to our daily lives. I took this class because I wanted to make meditation a more regular practice in my life and was just not doing it. So my only expectation was that this class might help me meditate (I didn’t even know it was focused on mindfulness). It turned out to be so much more, and tremendously more helpful for general life skills than I was anticipating. It gave me skills to help me stay more centered in irritable situations, and compassion for myself and others that makes life so much enjoyable! It also helped with a more positive and realistic concept of myself. I feel more resilient in the face of the everyday ups and downs of life.
Meghan - MBSR Summer 2014
"What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)?" by Shell Fischer
Teacher: Stan Eisenstein
Fees: $10 (to be refunded if you register for the 8-Week MBSR Course starting July 5, 2018)
IMCW Refund Policy: There is no refund for this class.
Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the retreat manager with your request at least three weeks before the event.
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