Two decades of published research — and more than 18,000 participants — indicate that the majority of people who complete the 8-week program report greater ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
By learning to actively participate in the management of health and well being, many participants report they are better able to manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety, and depression both at home and in the workplace.
Participants have stated that they feel less judgmental and critical of themselves and subsequently to others. Many also report a decrease of the frequency and length of medical visits to hospitals, emergency rooms, and health care professional offices. There has also been a noticeable decrease in the use of prescription and non-prescription medications.
People taking the MBSR class come from all walks of life, but they share one thing in common: the desire to find more balance, peace and happiness in their lives. If you share these aspirations MBSR can be a valuable resource for you.
Here is an article from O Magazine that also explains the benefits of MBSR.
The Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction Program is an intensive eight-week training to empower participants to take an active role in the management of their health and wellness. The classes meet weekly for 2.5 hours and there is an all-day session usually in the sixth week on a Saturday or Sunday. Participants are asked to practice mindfulness meditation and/or mindful movement for 30-45 minutes a day with instructional CD’s. An intensive teacher – participant relationship helps the participant to integrate the teaching into his/her specific life situations and so really make the practice his/her own.
Mindful Solutions at Work for Executives
The Mindful Solutions at Work for Executives is a 12-week live online interactive program, plus a 2 hour intensive led by Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. in a virtual classroom and inspired by the MBSR program. This program is intended to educate participants in mindfulness and stress reduction, and in developing a set of skills and tools for increasing productivity and creating success in life. Learn more →
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression
MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy) is based on the MBSR program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The MBCT program is designed specifically for people who suffer from depressed mood and was created to help prevent relapse into depression. In this program, you’ll learn how to use different skills: cognitive therapy can teach you how to be aware of distortions in thinking, and mindfulness can teach you how to ground into the present moment and see your thought and feelings as simply mental events in the mind that come and go. Learn more →
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addiction
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP; Bowen, Chawla and Marlatt, 2010) is a novel treatment approach developed at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington, for individuals in recovery for addictive behaviors. Learn more →
The Power of Mindfulness in Psychotherapy
In the past 10 years the philosophy, practice and science behind mindfulness in psychotherapy has woven its way into the mainstream. Programs such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) provide practical way to introduce clients to mindfulness as a means to treat stress, depression, and addiction. Learn more →