MBSR Overview

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is designed to guide you in using your innate abilities to more effectively work with stress, pain, and illness.


Training in mindfulness helps develop insight into stressful situations that usually inhibit people from responding as successfully as they are capable.

This life-affirming program is for people who have work, family or financial stress, or who experience anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep disturbances, GI distress, high blood pressure, or chronic pain and illness.

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is an eight-week program that will assist you in managing stress, illness, and pain. Mindfulness, a highly refined, systematic use of attention and concentration is a universal human capacity you can develop further. The mindfulness-based stress reduction program is interactive, engaging you in practical activities to that enable you to bring mindfulness to the stress, pain, or illness in your life.

MBSR was developed at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. The program has been successfully completed by over 16,000 people there and is now offered at over some 200 hospitals, clinics, and universities worldwide. MBSR is one of the most effective and widely researched stress management programs available today.


MBSR has been proven effective for managing

  • Stress – job, family, relationships, financial, and health
  • High blood pressure and hypertension
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain and illness
  • GI distress
  • Fatigue and headaches

Many people are referred to this program by their doctor or decide to participate themselves because they are not feeling well and want to participate more fully in their health.


This life-affirming program includes…

  • Guided instructions in mindfulness practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Activities to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Group dialogue and support (this is not group therapy)
  • Daily home practices
  • Supporting materials, tapes, and workbook
  • Tuition and materials price available upon request

The program, participants, and facilitator create a safe, supportive, and deeply engaging learning environment. For further information about the MBSR program please contact us.