“I hope to foster genuine human connection in hopes that in doing so we touch into being human together and suffering is eased.”
– Renee Purcell
What is MBSR?
The MBSR 8-week program is an intensive course designed to immerse you in the practice of mindfulness. Taught by certified instructors, following the gold standard of mindfulness originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. By cultivating present moment awareness with kindness and without judgement, we create room for possibility. MBSR is a lifetime tool that can enhance your quality of life, relationships, health, and wellness for decades to come.
Is MBSR right for me?
Easy practices such as meditation, gentle movement, and breathing are at the heart of the program. In a warm and supported community you’ll gain the skill and confidence to integrate mindfulness practice into everyday life. Reconnect with the important details of life through guided practices, instruction, and support.
Bring mindfulness to life at your own gentle and individual pace as you learn to change your relationship with stress and connect more deeply with what is important to you. Develop a new relationship with self, life, and stress and discover a more peaceful and balanced you. The MBSR 8-week program is specifically designed to:
- Release stress
- Find time for you
- Balance loves with needs
- Alleviate burnout
- Reconnect, renew, rebalance, and regenerate
Benefits of mindfulness: Staying in the moment!
MBSR practices can be widely beneficial to people from all walks of life. Whether you are a woman looking for tools to manage a work-life balance or someone who needs to learn to manage their stress, MBSR provides a safe and supportive community to learn and integrate the practice of mindfulness.
While the benefits are as individual as you are, research shows that MBSR helps to:
- Reduce stress
- Increase sense of well-being
- Lower anxiety and depression
- Develop compassion and empathy
- Heighten focus and performance
- Increase resilience and energy/vitality
- Deliver clarity
- Boost the immune system
- Tap into our own wisdom, intuition, and inner knowing
- Increase a sense of connectedness
MBSR is an experiential immersion into the practice of mindfulness, therefore attendance to all sessions is highly encouraged. Upon acceptance into program, you are invited to a face to face orientation session including a brief introduction to the practice, Q&A session, meet your instructor, and most importantly to set your intention. Additional highlights include:
- Orientation Session
- 8 weeks of 2.5 to 3 hour sessions
- 1 full day retreat
- Recordings of guided practices
- Workbook to support home practice
- Certificate of completion