Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR
January 24th, 2018 4:15 pm @ CAPS, 3624 Market Street, 1W
Welcome to MBSR For Penn Students
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a mindfulness-based program that teaches people skills to manage the multiple stressors in their lives. Research on MBSR suggests that it can support wellbeing.
Participants attend eight weekly, two and a half hour classes and a one-day, 7 hour guided day of mindfulness practices. Each session consists of a guided sitting meditation, a form of mindful movement practice (e.g. walking meditation, basic guided mindful movement), brief discussion, and a teaching on the application of a mindfulness concept to everyday life.
Each class is very experiential with here and now mindfulness meditation practices that help participants develop the ability to embody mindful awareness in their daily lives. We follow the model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
Participants are expected to practice the learned mindfulness skills daily. These daily practices take a minimum of 25 minutes, with a recommendation to gradually increase the practice time to 45 minutes a day. Remember, the more you practice the easier it can be to integrate the skills learned in the course into your daily life.
MBSR Spring 2018
To proceed with registration, please contact Dr. Aurora Casta.