MBSR

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an 8-week program designed to instruct participants in ways to apply and integrate mindfulness into their daily lives.

Mindfulness cultivates present moment awareness and the connection of mind and body. Being acutely aware of what is real in each moment opens our eyes to the unconscious thoughts or actions that cause us to react and rob us of the choice to respond to what is happening.

Seated meditation, walking meditation, body scan, and yoga are used, highlighting the importance of learning through experience and transferring the application of these practices to everyday life.

The self-regulatory skills and mind/body awareness developed through consistent practicing in mindfulness meditation have been proven beneficial in increasing relaxation and proprioceptive awareness, coping with stress, altering ones perception and relationship to physical pain, and promoting feelings of health and well-being.

MBSR was started by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979 working with patients dealing with chronic pain.

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MBSR is now offered in medical centers and hospitals around the world.

MBSR 8-Week Program

  • Orientation session
  • 8 weekly 2-hour sessions
  • A day-long silent retreat
  • Weekly homework assignments
  • Guided meditation
  • Meditation & Yoga CD's
  • Peer & facilitator support

Required material: Full Catastrophe Living* by Jon Kabat-Zinn (*purchased separately)

CEU’s available for educators through UCSD for an additional fee.

Cost: $375

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, simply a necessity for a satisfying life. The mental discipline I gain from The Mindful Meditation classes was an enriching and natural experience. Meditation and self reflection should be a natural part (second nature) of our daily lives, but the hurried and hectic life style we are involved in generally precludes it. It was only through the experience & knowledge gained in the Mindfulness Meditation sessions, and the personal practice, practice and more practice, that I began to appreciate its benefits. I soon realized I was becoming more calm and relaxed, even in hurried and stressful situations. I was able to be more focused in my thoughts, more aware and appreciative of the present moments in my life, as they progress with each breath. The ability to discipline the mind to maintain focus on one thought or subject and not dart around (or multiplex) on distracting topics is amazingly calming and personally rewarding. How much more wonderful my life would be if this knowledge was available to me decades ago.”

~MBSR participant testimonial

2020 Schedule

WINTER

Roseville
Sutter Health, Roseville, CA
  • Orientation
    January 8th, 2020 (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Sessions (8-weeks)
    Wednesdays, January 15th - March 4th, 2020 (6:15-8:15pm)
  • Silent Retreat
    Saturday February 22nd (9:30am-4pm)
Auburn
Canyon Spirit Yoga Center - 538 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn CA
  • Orientation
    January 8th, 2020 at Sutter in Roseville (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Sessions (8-weeks)
    Sundays, January 12th - March 1st, 2020 (1:00-3:00pm)
  • Silent Retreat
    Saturday February 22nd at Sutter in Roseville (9:30am-4pm)

SPRING

Roseville
Sutter Health, Roseville, CA
  • Orientation
    March 17th, 2020 (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Sessions (8-weeks)
    Tuesdays, March 24th - May 19th, 2020 (6:15-8:15pm);
    skip April 7th
  • Silent Retreat
    Saturday May 2nd (9:30am-4pm)
Auburn
Canyon Spirit Yoga Center - 538 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn CA
  • Orientation
    March 17th, 2020 at Sutter in Roseville (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Sessions (8-weeks)
    Sundays, March 22nd - May 17th, 2020 (1:00-3:00pm);
    skip April 5th
  • Silent Retreat
    Saturday May 2nd at Sutter in Roseville (9:30am-4pm)

SUMMER

Roseville
Sutter Health, Roseville, CA
  • Orientation
    June 10th, 2020 (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Sessions (8-weeks)
    Wednesdays, June 17th - August 5th, 2020 (6:15-8:15pm)
  • Silent Retreat
    Saturday July 25th (9:30am-4pm)

FALL

Roseville
Sutter Health, Roseville, CA
  • Orientation
    September 10th, 2020 (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Sessions (8-weeks)
    Thursdays, September 17th - November 5th, 2020 (6:15-8:15pm)
  • Silent Retreat
    Saturday October 24th (9:30am-4pm)
Auburn
Canyon Spirit Yoga Center - 538 Auburn Ravine Rd, Auburn CA
  • Orientation
    September 10th, 2020 at Sutter in Roseville (6:15-7:45pm)
  • Sessions (8-weeks)
    Sundays, September 13th - November 1st, 2020 (1:00-3:00pm)
  • Silent Retreat
    Saturday October 24th at Sutter in Roseville (9:30am-4pm)

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