Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) CourseMarch 10, 2015 at 57:30 p.m.


This eight-week course is modeled after the pioneering and highly successful work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School. It helps participants cope with more ease during stressful times, enhances ability to comfort the physical body, increases awareness of the mind's influence on the body in health and illness, and offers greater clarity in taking care of one's wellbeing. Especially helpful to those who experience stress, cancer, GI distress, headaches, heart disease, chronic pain, high blood pressure, asthma, fibromyalgia, diabe- tes, skin disorders, anxiety and panic, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Participants will practice seated meditation, body-awareness medita- tion, moving meditation (gentle yoga), and explore mindfulness in one's daily life. Presented by Elizabeth Power Hawkinson, Mayo Clinic Social Worker and MBSR facilitator.

8-week Course: Tuesdays, Jan. 20-March 17, 5:00"7:30P (no class Feb. 17) at Mayo Clinic Health System, 1900 North Sunrise Drive, Suite 200, St. Peter

All-Day Retreat: Saturday, March 7, 8:30A"3:30P (location TBD)

Cost: $250 (this is the discounted rate for Gustavus employees; payment to the Wellbeing Center)

Materials: Course registration includes an all-day retreat, practice CDs, and Kabat-Zinn's book Full Catastrophe Living.

Registration: Please contact Laurie Kelly at lkelly@gustavus.edu by Friday, January 16, 2015.

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