Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Workshop
Workshop for individuals – Live and Online with Flexible Schedules for your convenience
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Mindfulness Practice Evenings
Free monthly talk and mindfulness practice, exploring different and related topics around mindfulness on the second Friday of each month.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Workshop

To Register or for more information – contact Mike at– or via the contact form.

Ancient wisdom and modern science are blended in this workshop, creating one of the most effective programs for healthy and happy living available today. Learn how to reduce your stress, change your relationship to physical or emotional pain, and cope better with everyday demands. Deepen your relationship with yourself, others, and your world. You will receive guided instruction in mindfulness meditation, body-scan, yoga and more. These practices lead to less stress – greater health and happiness, in your life. The workshop also includes how to be more mindful when communicating and explores ways to integrate mindfulness more fully into your life. A day of mindfulness retreat is included, a time to deepen your mindfulness practices. This MBSR workshop is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR program at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts and the instructor is certified to teach MBSR by the UMass. School of Medicine, Center for Mindfulness.

The workshop is held at the Healing Lodge next to the Loran Smith Center at 240 Talmadge Drive, Athens, GA 30606, on the campus of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

Live, online individual sessions are available using email, Zoom. Includes workbook, individual instructions, guided mindfulness practices – meditation, body scan, and yoga (or gentle stretching with awareness). To Register or for more information – contact Mike at– or via the contact page.

The workshop is sponsored by the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, at 240 Talmadge Drive, Athens, GA 30606, on the campus of Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

You do not have to have had or have cancer to participant in the MBSR workshop.

Mindfulness and Related Research

There has been over thirty years of scientific research at medical centers all over the world. The MBSR workshop is the “gold standard” for mindfulness studies. For peer reviewed journal articles on mindfulness research visit for the American Mindfulness Research Association. Research shows mindfulness reduces stress, anxiety, and increases general well-being, health and happiness.

Benefits of Mindfulness

  • Learn to be able to respond in difficult situations, rather than react

  • Realize greater health and happiness

  • Live with more balance, energy, understanding and enthusiasm

  • Better manage and reduce pain levels in many instances

  • Improve concentration and focus and resilience

  • Gain insights into what works in your life, and what is not working

  • Learn how to relax and more fully enjoy your life

  • Enjoy a calm energy, peace

  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others

In short, Mindfulness allows you to change your relationship to stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and other difficult thoughts and emotions. Lean how to be more responsive and less reactive to life’s challenges. Create more clam energy or peace in your life. Gain insights into skillful and unskillful choices you may be making in your life. And deepen compassion for yourself, others, and your environment.

Who Will Benefit

Mindfulness is proven to be effective in helping with: chronic, work, family, or financial stress; anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, GI distress, chronic illnesses, pain, insomnia, and more.

  • Participation is not limited to those who have or have survived cancer.

  • This workshop is offered to complement traditional medical and psychological treatments, not as a replacement.

Mindfulness Practice Evenings

Mindfulness Practice Evening – that meets the second Friday of each month from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. We explore different aspects of mindfulness through discussions and practices. All are welcome – whether you are just curious about mindfulness and its benefits or have a regular practice. For more information and/or Zoom link, please contact Mike Healy at
These free offering are sponsored by the Loran Smith Center, Piedmont Athens Regional

Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners Group
The Dedicated Mindfulness Practitioners meet every Saturday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., an opportunity to practice and discuss your mindfulness practice. This group practices meditation, often focusing on a selected topic, and discusses how their meditation experience. For more information contact Jasey Jones at

Talks and guided meditations are by Mike Healy, (Mindful Living Center) Certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by the University of Massachusetts, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society. For more information about these mindfulness work and free classes Contact Us.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is awareness that arises when you pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment. Being fully present in the moment is the heart of this workshop. Learn practices that will enable you to be more present and more engaged in whatever you do. You will learn how to show up for your life in a new way. Mindfulness can be successfully learned and practiced by people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions regarding our upcoming classes or workshops, we invite you to contact us today!