MBSR is an evidence-based course that incorporates a variety of meditation and yoga techniques. There is one course per week for 8-weeks, daily “practice” of up to one hour each day. MBSR may help you:
Cope with stress, pain, and the challenges of everyday life
Deal with disturbing events with grace and composure
Be fully present and alive in this moment
While MBSR is not a "cure" for serious medical conditions and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment, research indicates that mindfulness training can have a significant therapeutic effect for those experiencing stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression, chronic pain, migraines, heart conditions, diabetes and other ailments. In addition, participants typically report feeling more alive, more "in-tune" with themselves and others.
If possible, it’s best to attend a MBSR program in person.
Contact a Claremont Positivity Coach for a referral to a program in your area (this program is NOT paid by the EAP).
It is also possible to take a free online MBSR course. Palouse Mindfulness has presented the entire 8-week MBSR program in an online format. Check out the course here.
If you’d like to learn more about MBSR, check out this 9-minute video. watch now