Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR):  Learn to Manage Everyday Stress, Chronic Pain, and Illness More Effectively 

Note: There are two MBSR courses offered in Fall 2022 thought by different teachers. Choose and register for one.

Join us for on of two 8-week workshops taught online by Nina Paul (on Wednesday evenings) or Cynthia Powell (on Sunday afternoons) through the GW Center For Integrative Medicine. Participants will meet  for 2.5 hours once a week with one all day session.  


Free Orientation session with Nina Paul 9/19/22 at 6:30pm.

Orientation Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87659565751?pwd=QjN0ZzMxWkFOV1ArV21zdmlrYVZ3UT09

Free Orientation session with Cynthia Powell 9/25/22 at 2:00pm.

Orientation Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82223765897?pwd=ZPudEQwgHqGgboroNeZQ6PnAHaxmyk.1

What Is MBSR? MBSR is an evidence-based program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. MBSR is not an alternative to medical or psychological treatments but is a complement to those approaches. MBSR is an instructor led program where you are guided in practices that you can use to manage stress more effectively. This path creates a space for more healing, vitality and joy amongst the demands and stressors of daily life. Why Is MBSR Helpful? Learning to practice MBSR can help you bring your mind back to the present moment – a key part of reducing stress and managing pain. You will learn meditation and gentle yoga practices in a supportive community and gain insights that will allow you to modify behaviors to better manage everyday stress and chronic pain.

What To Expect?

Participants will meet via zoom for 2.5 hours once a week with one all day (9am-3pm) session. Sessions will include:

  • Guided activities, including body scans, mindful yoga, stretching, and other
    movements to learn how to listen to your physical bod
  • Teacher-led instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Exercises to improve awareness in everyday life
  • Interactive learning with group dialogue and mindful communication
  • Daily at-home assignments, reading materials and guided audio meditations.

2 courses will be offered, choose and register for one

TeacherNina PaulCynthia Powell
Free Orientation (zoom)9/19/22 at 6:30pm9/25/22 at 2:00pm
ClassesWednesday evenings
from 9/28/2022 to 11/16/2022
from 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Sunday afternoons
10/2/22 through 11/20/22
from 2:00 – 4:30pm
All-Day Retreat10/29/22 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm11/5/22 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Whereall classes and retreat are via zoomall classes and retreat are via zoom
Fee$500$500


Please email Monica Arias at marias@gwcim.com for help with sign-up.

For questions or to register: contact Nina Paul, npmindfulcoach@gmail.com, or Cynthia
Powell, cynergywellnessgroup@gmail.com

Testimonials:

Thank you so much for holding the MBSR class for all of us. It was truly a great experience and I have become more in tune with myself then ever before. My senses are aware of every noise, smell, and touch and I have even been able to feel when a friend is about to call me before the phone even begins to ring!   — Rupa

The MBSR class has been so transformative in helping to regulate my emotional states.  I can be very emotionally labilt at times.  Learning to be mindful and aware of the present, through formal and informal practices, has made me less reactive.  I think before I act, and my relationships have better because of that.  — Christina

I registered for the MBSR class in hopes of finding relief for the anxiety I was experiencing and my inability to sleep soundly at night.  The class provided helpful techniques that I now practice on a daily basis, which have reduced my overall feelings of stress and anxiety and helped my ability to sleep at night.  I now fall asleep each night feeling calm and relaxed.  I sleep deeply and wake each morning feeling rested and stress-free.  — Steve

Below is the recorded orientation class for those who cannot attend live zoom orientation.


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