Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight week experiential cultivation of meditation and mindfulness practices that relies on the foundation of the shared human experience. As such, MBSR is best explored in a group setting where each participant’s experiences and reflections foster one another’s realized innate wisdom.
MBSR is a means of developing the ability to pay attention to the present moment, as it is. This is a radical gift of compassion to ourselves and to those around us.
MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center with the goal of aiding those living with chronic pain. Since its beginnings in 1979, the MBSR program has demonstrated positive improvements in both physical and psychological symptoms in many of its thousands of participants.
Mindfulness practices have allowed me to live my life with an authenticity that I never imagined was possible. Mindfulness taught me how to love myself, even when I feel completely unlovable. This simple yet profound shift that has allowed me to live with greater ease and self-compassion.
Program Structure: Group practice and discussion weekly for eight weeks Daily home practice All Day Silent Retreat
I have completed my MBSR Teacher Training Intensive with the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and it would be a privilege to share and learn with you on the path of mindfulness. Please contact me with any questions regarding MBSR programs or mindfulness practices.