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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

Virtual

MBSR is an intensive, evidence-based course for managing stress, reducing pain, and improving well-being offering a deep dive into mindfulness practices including breath meditation, body scan meditation, and yoga.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR is an intensive, evidence-based course for managing stress, reducing pain, and improving well-being offering a deep dive into mindfulness practices including breath meditation, body scan meditation, and yoga.

Spring 2023 Class Date: April 5-May 24, 2023

The 8-week MBSR course will run from April 5, 2023 through May 24, 2023.

Course Format
  • Virtual weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Participants will never be forced to share with the larger group but smaller breakout rooms are an important part of the weekly virtual meetings
  • A virtual Immersion Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Participants will be asked to practice daily at home for 30-45 minutes outside of class time
  • Additional email support with your instructor is available outside of class time
What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

MBSR-hopeMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based, formal eight-week program including a day-long intensive that was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

The course teaches mindfulness practices (e.g. breath meditation, body scan meditation, yoga), and offers group connection aimed at enhancing self-awareness and self-care in a small, supportive virtual setting. The program is facilitated by UMass-trained MBSR instructor and Clinical Psychologist Meera Murthi, MS, PHD and UC San Diegeo-trained MBSR instructor and Mind-Body Medicine Facilitator Meriden McGraw, MS, MPH.

MBSR can help increase awareness of habitual negative reactions to stress or other stimuli, allowing us to relate to ourselves and the world in a new way. MBSR helps us recognize the moments of choice before reaction to make conscious decisions in the present moment.

Who should enroll in MSBR?

MSBR is perfect for people who are ready for a change and ready to invest time and effort to make mindfulness a part of their everyday lives. This is open to all members of the community with varying levels of stress and different life circumstances. It can be used for treating a variety of illnesses such as:

  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Asthma
  • Cancer treatment side-effects
  • Chronic illness
  • Depression & grief
  • Eating disturbances
  • Fatigue & sleep problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GI distress
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease & high blood pressure
  • Pain
  • PTSD
  • Skin disorders

Registration

Registration for MBSR is $375 and includes 20 hours of class time and access to email support from the instructors outside of class time for this evidence-based program with over 30 years of research support. Discounts are available for UC and UC Health employees and students, Friends of the Center, and Academy of Medicine Cincinnati Members. Payment plans are also available.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

Virtual

MBSR is an intensive, evidence-based course for managing stress, reducing pain, and improving well-being offering a deep dive into mindfulness practices including breath meditation, body scan meditation, and yoga.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR is an intensive, evidence-based course for managing stress, reducing pain, and improving well-being offering a deep dive into mindfulness practices including breath meditation, body scan meditation, and yoga.

Spring 2023 Class Date: April 5-May 24, 2023

The 8-week MBSR course will run from April 5, 2023 through May 24, 2023.

Course Format
  • Virtual weekly meetings on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Participants will never be forced to share with the larger group but smaller breakout rooms are an important part of the weekly virtual meetings
  • A virtual Immersion Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Participants will be asked to practice daily at home for 30-45 minutes outside of class time
  • Additional email support with your instructor is available outside of class time
What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

MBSR-hopeMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an evidence-based, formal eight-week program including a day-long intensive that was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

The course teaches mindfulness practices (e.g. breath meditation, body scan meditation, yoga), and offers group connection aimed at enhancing self-awareness and self-care in a small, supportive virtual setting. The program is facilitated by UMass-trained MBSR instructor and Clinical Psychologist Meera Murthi, MS, PHD and UC San Diegeo-trained MBSR instructor and Mind-Body Medicine Facilitator Meriden McGraw, MS, MPH.

MBSR can help increase awareness of habitual negative reactions to stress or other stimuli, allowing us to relate to ourselves and the world in a new way. MBSR helps us recognize the moments of choice before reaction to make conscious decisions in the present moment.

Who should enroll in MSBR?

MSBR is perfect for people who are ready for a change and ready to invest time and effort to make mindfulness a part of their everyday lives. This is open to all members of the community with varying levels of stress and different life circumstances. It can be used for treating a variety of illnesses such as:

  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Stress
  • Asthma
  • Cancer treatment side-effects
  • Chronic illness
  • Depression & grief
  • Eating disturbances
  • Fatigue & sleep problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • GI distress
  • Headaches
  • Heart disease & high blood pressure
  • Pain
  • PTSD
  • Skin disorders

Registration

Registration for MBSR is $375 and includes 20 hours of class time and access to email support from the instructors outside of class time for this evidence-based program with over 30 years of research support. Discounts are available for UC and UC Health employees and students, Friends of the Center, and Academy of Medicine Cincinnati Members. Payment plans are also available.

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Health & Wellness

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Phone: 513-558-2310
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