Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction is an 8 week course based upon ancient healing practices and combines mindfulness meditation and yoga.
  • The practice of mindfulness is ideal for cultivating a greater awareness of the unity of the mind and body, as well as how unconscious feelings, thoughts, and behaviors can undermine physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
  • The mind is a known factor of stress and stress-related disorders, and meditation has been shown to positively affect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as reducing overall emotional reactivity, lowering blood pressure, and improving quality of life. 

Benefits of MBSR

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Stress management skills
  • Improved immune system function
  • Better sleep quality
  • Increases ability to focus
  • Reduction in negative feelings of anger, depression, and tension
  • Decrease in physical conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome
Illnesses MBSR has been shown to benefit:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Heart Disease
  • Stress Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Personal Well-Being
  • Anxiety
  • Hypertension
  • Major Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hot Flashes
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Mood Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • HIV
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Asthma