Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

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

Join Free Orientation: Sep 10, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 841 0050 6216. Passcode: 544977

Orientation Zoom link

8 Sundays via Zoom in a small group


8-week Classes will be will begin 9/17 from 2:00pm – 4:30pm (EST)
Retreat will be held on 10/22/23 9am-2pm (EST)

Instructor: Nina Paul, Qualified MBSR Teacher. Contact at npmindfulcoach@gmail.com.

Discounts: available for couples and students (see below and call 202-533-5505).


What Is MBSR?

MBSR is an evidence-based program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This course is not an alternative to medical or psychological treatments but is a complement to those approaches. It is an instructor led program where you are guided in practices that you can use to manage stress more effectively. Thus, MBSR creates a space for more healing, vitality and joy amongst the demands and stressors of daily life.

Why is MBSR helpful?

Learning to practice mindfulness skills can help you bring your mind back to the present moment – a key part of reducing stress and managing pain. During the 8 weeks participants will learn meditation, breathing and gentle yoga practices in a supportive community (group size is 10-15 people) 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-2pm) retreat 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.

Cost: $600

  • GWU faculty and students: 20% off
  • Couples: 25% off
  • All GWCIM current patients: 10%
  • Non-GW students: 10% off

To assistance with registration: contact the GW CIM via 202-833-5055 or info@gwcim.com
For MBSR questions: contact Nina Paul at npmindfulcoach@gmail.com
Be sure to register by 9/16/23.

Testimonials (2022-2023 courses) for MBSR online course: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

“The course was an effective way to begin a practical meditation practice that you can carry forward in your life.  I can’t recommend it enough.”   -Dr. Mehret Mandefro, CEO Truth Aid, Spring 2023

“The MBSR class made an incredible impact on my mental wellness and life. The instructors are very knowledgeable and also truly compassionate. I had never found meditation to be approachable until taking this course”. – a participant, spring 2022

“This class surpassed my expectations. I came to the class because I was very stressed and overwhelmed with work and home challenges (on top of this pandemic). I have been able to relax, have learned how to respond to stresses, and it has made my life far less stressful than it had been. My husband has seen a big difference in my moods and how I interact with him. This is an amazing program! “- a participant, fall 2022

“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, 2022

“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, 2021

“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, 2021

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