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