MBSR and MBSR for Couples

September 12th

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    Mindfulness can be described as a basic human quality, a capacity we all have for learning to pay attention to whatever is happening in our life--this allows a greater sense of connection to our life inwardly and outwardlly.  

    MBSR for Couples is based on the understanding that "when I am more relaxed and present for myself, I can be more relaxed and available for my partner."

    MBSR was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979 as a practical, scientifically-supported program which allows you to take better care of yourself by exploring and understanding the interplay of mind and body and mobilizing your own inner resources for coping, growing, and healing.

    Interesting enough, mindfulness is not something that you have to “get,” purchase, or acquire. It is already within you—a deep internal resource available and patiently waiting to be released and used in the service of your personal learning, growing, and healing. 

    Over the past 35 years hundreds of studies at medical centers all over the world suggest that training in mindfulness and MBSR can positively and often profoundly affect participants' ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life more fully.  MBSR is now offered in over 200 medical centers, hospitals and clinics around the world—including such leading integrative medical centers as Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine.

    The Eight-Week MBSR Training Course provides an introduction and support for mindfulness practice in a safe and structured environment.  As a particicpant you will be receive the tools and support  to cultivate life-long skills that can help you maximize your life, even when facing stress, illness and pain.  Small classes meet weekly for 2.5 hours and include instruction, discussion, periods of formal and informal meditation practices, gentle mindful movement exercises and weekly homework assignments.  A one-day retreat, "Day of Mindfulness" is also included. 

    Our eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course is designed to help you meet the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life with balance and peace of mind:

    • Live more fully, with appreciation in the present moment
    • Reduce the physical effects of long-term stress on the body
    • Identify habitual, maladaptive ways of handling stress and choose healthy alternatives
    • Reduce emotional reactivity, learning to handle anger and other strong feelings
    • Become more sensitive to your own needs and those of others
    • Communicate more effectively and compassionately


    Free, Introductory Class 

    To learn how MBSR works, register for a free introductory class, An Introduction to MBSR, is offered:

    Tuesday evening, September 12th at 6:30 pm, and

    Wednesday afternoon, September 20th at 1:30 pm

     

    Our Fall 2017 Courses Begin in September

    Course Schedules:

    This Fall the Eight-Week MBSR Training is offered at two convenient times in West Palm Beach:

    • Eight Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, beginning Tuesday evening, September 26th, or, 
    • Eight Wednesday Afternoons, 1:30 - 4:00 pm, beginning Wednesday afternoon, September 27th

    And in Ft. Lauderdale at the Healer Inside:  

    • Eight Thursday evenings, beginning Thursday evening, September 28th

     

    Eight-Week MBSR Program Tuition & Registration

    The full MBSR program includes eight 2 & 1/2 hour MBSR Classes, a one-day retreat, workbook and all class materials.  Tuition is $495.00; Early registration (before September 1st) $445.00.  A limited number of scholarships are available.   

    Class Location:  West Palm Beach classes take place at Palm Beach Shambhala, Suites H-J, 1660 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL  33406.   Ft. Lauderdale classes take place at The Healer Inside, 514 SE 11th Ct. Suite A Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. 

    To register for the free, introductory class, click below.  Please indicate your date and time preference:  

    Tuesday evening at Palm Beach Shambhala, September 12th at 6:30 pm, or,

     Wednesday afternoon at Palm Beach Shambhala, September 20th at 1:30 pm