|Start / End Dates||June 8-July 27, 2021|
|Class Size||5-12 Learners|
|Mindfulness for Teens included FREE with enrollment.|
MBSR was created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and as been rigorously researched ever since then. It is considered the gold standard of mindfulness training and the class is standardized, meaning wherever you take it, you will get the same curriculum.
We explore our thoughts, sensations, and emotions, as well as sound, and we get into mindful eating and mindful movement (no experience necessary). We wake up to the full experience of being human and we don’t push away “negative” emotions or thoughts. Instead, develop the increasing capacity to handle whatever comes at us and from within us.
As we say, there is nothing to do. We are learning how to be. It is truly transformative.
MBSR is a serious time commitment and only for people interested in deep inner work.
Each class is 2 hours, as I keep classes small (larger classes are 2.5 hours), there is home practice of 45 minutes/day that most people find soothing and welcome it, and there is a day of silent meditation (6 hours, really, followed by 1.5 hours of unpacking the day).
It’s a big deal and it is life-changing!
Weekly Live Meetings
We will meet live on Tuesdays from 12-2pm Eastern/11am-1pm Central/10am-12pm Mountain/9am-11am Pacific
Day-Long Silent Retreat
We will meet for a silent retreat on Saturday, July 17 from 10am-5:30pm Eastern/9am-4:30pm Central/8am-3:30pm Mountain/7am-2:30pm Pacific
Only a willingness to learn how to be with what arises in your life and work with it.
MBSR has been rigorously studied for decades. It has been shown to:
- decrease chronic pain
- decrease chronic anxiety
- improve well-being
- improve listening and communication
- increase empathy
- increase self-compassion
- increase self-awareness
- increase bodily awareness
- reduce emotional reactivity and increase measured responses
- decrease maladaptive stress behavior
- increase mindfulness-mediated stress responses
The accommodations that might be needed are typically around movement, and plenty of options are given there.
I can use Zoom’s captions, which aren’t perfect but are passable. I am happy to speak with anyone who needs an accommodation and is interested in the class.
We meet what arises in class, however the class doesn’t specifically ask for discussion about our difficulties. We remain with our experiences and don’t get into the stories around them.
I have advanced training in trauma-sensitive mindfulness and am experienced in meeting a variety of difficult topics. We must always be protective of others in class, however, and refrain from speaking about details of trauma as to not retraumatize others.
Listed on the Teachable website. All materials are inexpensive, easy to obtain, and in most cases you already will have them at home.
Live sessions will be best experienced with a camera and microphone. Parents will need a Zoom account (free).
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.
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