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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Have you ever had the experience of physically arriving at a destination without being able to recall the journey there? So busy attending to the constant thoughts in your head that you are not aware of what is actually happening in the present moment?

Mindfulness is a way of taking back your life.  It is the practice of paying wise attention to whatever is happening in your life, moment-to-moment, without judgment. This way of paying attention is healing. It reduces stress by helping you to access your own inner resources for coping, growing, learning, and living fully.

WHAT IS THE MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM [MBSR]

It is an eight week class originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School over 30 years ago to develop skills that can be used in everyday life to manage stress, pain and illness. It is now offered in hundreds of hospitals and clinical settings in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more about MBSR at the University of MA Center for Mindfulness.

Participants in the MBSR program learn mindfulness skills in a safe, supportive, deeply engaging group environment. Through meditation, simple Hatha yoga, interactive exercises and group discussions, you will develop self-regulatory skills and insights to reduce stress symptoms and deepen awareness and well-being.

The 8-week program takes place Saturday mornings from      10 AM to 12 PM, with one full day session from 10 AM to 3 PM.

The fee is $400/ person.

The group is led by Stana Gnatovich, MS. Ed, LMFT, an experienced instructor trained at the UMass Center for Mindfulness.

The next session begins on Saturday Sept. 16 and meets through Nov. 11.

Please contact Stana Gnatovich at stanamg@me.com to register for the MBSR program.

A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to reserve a space in the class.