MBSR, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, is an evidence-based, contemplative, stress reduction program that improves a host of medical conditions. The primary objective of this program is the discovery and development of one’s own inherent resources for dealing more effectively with stress, physical, and/or mental pain, and illness. MBSR has been reported to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, burnout, fatigue and pain through the cultivation of nonjudgmental, moment-to-moment awareness (i.e., mindfulness).
Through a sustained process of self-development that includes daily home assignments, this program teaches participants to mobilize their deep inner resources for learning, growing, and healing, and for taking care of themselves and making positive changes in attitudes and behaviors.
MBSR Programs and Classes
Upcoming MBSR Program Dates: Please contact us for 2020 program dates.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
An 8 week, 9 session course designed to develop and integrate mindfulness practices into everyday life, using meditation, body awareness, and gentle movement. Learn tools to reduce stress and live with greater ease, strength and resilience. Improve your sense of balance, calm and clarity while learning self-care practices of mindfulness.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Individual Sessions
MBSR is also offered as an individual program, if timing of group classes or your needs are more specific. Through a series of 5 sessions the basic elements of the 8 week program are introduced in a customized way for anyone seeking to learn the practice of mindfulness techniques.
“It’s cheaper to promote health than to maintain people in sickness.”
— Florence Nightingale
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”
“Caring for others requires caring for oneself.”
— Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama
“I have experienced Betsy’s work as a yoga instructor and as a facilitator for the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction workshop. She is outstanding. Her knowledge is very deep, and she is able to give the extra added personal attention that is always appreciated. I have referred many of my Healing Touch clients to Betsy to help support their path to health and well-being. “
— Katie Oberlin
Healing Touch Instructor at Healing Touch Program
“Betsy has an amazing presence and quality of serenity that she imparts to her clients and colleagues. Betsy has the strength of medical training as a nurse as well as her vast experience in other healing arts, giving her a keen sense of balance between Western and Eastern approaches to wellness. I highly recommend her work.”
— Kamyar Hedayat
Co-president; Co-founder at Systems Biology Research Group