Work on cultivating attention and the capacity to be at choice with attention. Respond skillfully rather than habitually during stressful times.
|Age Range||18+ (College students welcome!)|
|Start / End Dates||Thursday 9/23 - Thursday 11/11 6pm-8pm, ET Silent Retreat on 10/20 - 10a,-5:30pm, ET|
|Class Size||6-16 Learners|
|$300 Per Person (18+) and 1 FREE Teen Life Skills with each MBSR|
The idea of stress reduction is a bit misleading as the stress response is actually our friend, evolved to help us.
What we will really be working on is the cultivation of attention and the capacity to be at choice with our attention whether we are talking about thoughts, sensations, or emotions. We learn to respond skillfully rather than react habitually.
Attention and intention are crucial to being able to determine whether our relationship to our stress response is maladaptive. And if it is, attention and intention can create a healthier way of being with our experience. Attention and focus are helpful, but the insight possible as a result of the space created is what’s truly transformative.
Please know that this class meets on Thursday, for 8 weeks, and that there is a daylong (10am-5:30pm, ET) silent retreat on either Saturday, October 30.
Attendance is crucial, as everyone in the class relies on the support of one another during this profound, inner journey. Signing up for MBSR is saying that you are prioritizing this deep personal and transforming work.
An Orientation and 1:1 conversation prior to acceptance into the course are mandatory.
2 hours for the live class, and 45 minutes/day of home practice
Thursday, September 23
Thursday, September 30
Thursday, October 7
Thursday, October 14
Thursday, October 21
Thursday, October 28
SATURDAY, October 30 (10am-5:30pm, ET)
Thursday, November 4
Thursday, November 11
Wednesday, October 6
Wednesday, October 13
The 8-week class is the standardized MBSR created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and studied ever since. It has been providing people, worldwide, with relief from suffering as well as helping them become more present, focused, and aware in their own lives and relationships.
- Focus and concentration
- Identification of emotions
- Mindful Eating
- Mindful Movement
- Decision-making and mental models
- Deep Listening
- Communication from mindful awareness
Learners are welcome to share any information about their individual learning preferences and needs and instructor will make accommodations that are helpful to the class.
There will be about 10 pages of printables provided.
Live sessions will be best experienced with a camera and microphone. A Zoom account (free) is necessary.
Dr. Mary Martin
Mary Martin, PhD has a BA and an MA English from the City University of New York at Queens College, and a PhD from New York University’s School of Teaching and Learning. Mary spent several decades as a professional writer and editor, contributing to over two dozen nonfiction books in the fields of personal science and education.