MBSR/Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week Course

This program is taught 3 times per year.

The First Class is an open orientation for anyone to attend

The 8-Week Course begins the week following open orientation. In addition, there is a daylong session to deepen the practice and understanding of the course work.  

Bringing awareness, thoughts, emotions and our nervous system into alignment.  Increase your ability to cope with stressful situations, improve self-esteem, feel more alive, calmer and renew your enthusiasm for life work.

Please see calendar for upcoming class dates

The course is designed around the work/methods of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rik Center's mindfulness and trauma background, work and trainings.  Participants will learn mind/body awareness techniques that allow for more ease in dealing with daily stress, anxieties, physical ailments and emotional symptoms due to unresolved trauma and/or illness.

Areas of difficulty we may notice:

Depression, Irritability, Worry/Grief, Panic, Stress, Frustration, Burn-out, Anxiousness, Headaches/Migraines, Fatigue, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Psoriasis, Job and/or Family Stress, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Disturbances, Inability to deal with Illness and other Stressors.

Participants of this program report an ncreased ability to cope with stressful situations and less anxious 

Course Content:  Experiential exercises, group discussions and somatic mindful awareness teachings.  Participants learn about habituated reactions to stress related anxieties and how to change their response.

Course Fee: $295.00 + 55.00 for class materials. Includes workbook, two CD’s and a copy of “Full Catastrophe Living” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  The MBSR/Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course was featured on the Bill Moyer's special, "Healing and the Mind".

Class Schedule:  8-Wednesdays, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM and one Daylong Session 9:45 AM- 5:00 PM.  *Full and partial Scholarships are available for approved applicants.

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Testimonial: "Working with Rik has brought me a new dimension in body awareness. No longer the repository for a lifetime of illness and trauma. I find my body is more a partner in dealing with the difficulties in life. Rik is a gifted teacher, therapist and practitioner. I’m grateful to have worked with him"…CP


Upcoming Events


Mon, 03/05/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Mon, 08/06/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Mon, 08/20/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Mon, 09/03/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Mon, 09/17/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Mon, 10/01/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please keep perfumes, oils and scents to a minimum. We have people who are sensitive to chemicals and odors attending our classes. We appreciate your cooperation.