Integrative Pathways to Healing

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Chicago

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Learn how mindfulness tools reduce stress and live with greater ease, strength and resilience.

See Below Dates and Links for Group Sessions

 

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, contemplative, stress reduction program that improves a host of physical and mental health 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.

This seminal mind-body program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founder and creator of the MBSR Program at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts over 35 years ago. Widely used today in healthcare and education with extensive research showing that developing awareness through mindfulness practice can lead to improved overall health and well-being

Offered as both a group experience as well as an individual program, participants can choose what works best for their schedule.

MBSR Programs and Classes

Over the course of the MBSR program, you will acquire a toolkit for integrating mindfulness into your daily life through both formal and informal practice. Scientific evidence shows that MBSR participants experience:

Reduced stress

Improved physical and mental health

Enhanced productivity

Improved sleep patterns

Better emotional regulation

Increased self-awareness

Enhanced communication & active listening skills

Improved relationships

Integrated Pathways to Healing — Yoga

Next Group MBSR Program

Winter / Spring 2021 dates in development. Click here to contact us for 2021 Schedule

MBSR is 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.

Individual Mindfulness Training
(via Zoom or In-Person)

Zen Garden Rock

MBSR Individual is a 5-session program providing the essential practices and concepts of MBSR tailored to your specific needs and objectives. Meeting bi-weekly over the course of 2 months (8 weeks). Home practices are provided and required to develop a daily habit of mindfulness. Click below to register.

Kwan Yin Compassion

Single Session Mindfulness training. A fitness class for your mind! Are you wondering how mindfulness can help alleviate stress and pain? Book a session to explore and experience mindfulness practices.
Click below to register.

“It’s cheaper to promote health than to maintain people in sickness.”

— Florence Nightingale

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

— Gandhi

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.”

— Hippocrates

“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

“Betsy was VERY young when she started, but she’s been doing this integrative practice long before it was in vogue…follow a leader!”

— Matthew Taylor, PhD

“I don’t know what I would have done without Betsy. She has been my yoga therapist for 8 years. Thank you my friend. Namaste.”

— Lisa P