Discover Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

8-Week MBSR program

Class starts September 11th, 2024, enrollment is OPEN!!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based, experiential program designed to teach participants mindfulness meditation and movement practices they can integrate into their daily life.

Designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center 40+ years ago and extensively researched, this program can help you recognize how stress affects your life and teach you ways to manage it. The underpinnings of the programs teach participants the practices of mindful movement, mindful eating, mindful communication, meeting the unwanted with mindfulness, and mindful walking, and offers direction to maintain states of mindful living. 

Class starts September 11th, 2024, enrollment is OPEN!!

What to expect:

  • 1 Each class includes direct experience with one or more of the mindfulness practices taught in this MBSR course; body scans, mindful movement, yoga, qi gong, sitting meditation, or walking meditation.
  • 2 Students will time to share and further explore their experiences with the home practice instructions and expereiences in class.
  • 3 Each class session has a specific theme (the meaning of mindfulness, the origin of stress, stress reactivity & response, mindful communication, self-care, and habitual mind patterns), which is explored through practice and sharing together. 

Who will benefit:

This program is designed for anyone who wants guidance on how to establish practices that can support change and to support us through challenges such as:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Anger
  • Feelings of Depression
  • ADHD
  • Restless Sleep and/or Insomnia
  • Disordered Eating
  • Obsessive Compulsiveness
  • Addiction Recovery
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Heart Disease + Serious Illness
  • Type-A Behavior


MBSR reminds us how to cultivate the awareness of physical sensations in the body. Meditation practices have been proven to positively impact focus and attention. MBSR is proven to assist in changing habitual reactivity patterns and allows us to identify early signs of stress and gives us space to intervene earlier. These practices will help you become more resilient and teaches how to quiet your mind and relieve emotional distress.

We will examine how to change your relationship with stress, anxiety, chronic pain or illness. Through this process you will enhance your ability to cope with difficult and unpleasant events. If you want to cultivate deeper self-awareness, choose healthy responses when encountering stress and you want strategies to improve confidence and appreciation for life, then this course is for you.

Developing a daily meditation practice is a core objective of the program.

Audio files of guided meditations and written practice materials will be provided to support your daily practice.

Class starts September 11th, 2024, enrollment is OPEN!!


The Live Online MBSR program consists of:

  • Orientation (required for enrollment)
  • Eight weekly classes, 2 1/2 hours each (31 hours direct instruction)
  • One All-Day class on a Saturday or Sunday
  • Daily home practice assignments for 45-60 minutes each day
  • Online resources via learning management system, included guided meditations and downloadables
  • The opportunity for one-on-one check-ins with Angie throughout the course

YOUR COMMITMENT: You must be willing to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily home assignments for eight weeks.  A full refund is available between Orientation and the first class.  After the first class, no refunds are allowed.

If you are a K-12 educator or staff, Angie has two options to help you earn credit to maintain your licensure.

  • 1 You can apply to Ashland University for 1, 2 or 3 graduate level credits. After registering here for the course, you will receive a link to pay Ashland for the credits.
  • 2 If you are on a track to complete CEU's to maintain licensure, many LPDC will approve MBSR for CEU's. We suggest getting pre-approval for 31 hours for the participation and work involved in this course.


"This course was so beneficial that I am taking it again. MBSR has facilitated opening my mind up more to the possibility of more self observation through consistency and non judgement. Also, learning the power of the practice when being in relationship with others. It has helped slow my reactivity time way down."

- Lexie M.

"I would highly recommend this course and absolutely LOVE classes with Angie. I love practicing these skills in a group setting. It is powerful to hear each other's stories and how they are using these practices in their lives. I will take MBSR with Angie again!"

- Anne M.
Social Work, MSW, LISW

“Thanks to this course, I find myself taking more time to respond to situations in which normally I would catastrophize. This is a BIG help in all areas of my life. This course was very impactful in my life, many of the  practices I will keep with me for all of time.”

- Heath D.
Professor, Honors College, Ph.D.

"This course has been a model of "good practices" in on-line teaching. I was at first apprehensive about a 2.5 hour evening class (major potential for falling asleep!), but the variation in activities, switching between personal practice, micro-teaching, small group and large group sharing, always keep me engaged."

- Kristie F.
College Professor

"One thing I definitely gained is increased patience. With interpersonal interactions, I find myself really stopping to think about my reaction and what prompted the emotion. I am giving people more of the benefit of the doubt. The wedge of awareness has had a huge impact on my ability to cope with stressors."

- Angie S., NP-C, MSN
Nurse Practitioner

"I have taken this course three times now with Angie, and it is hard to describe what impacts me more - her vibrant teaching and kind heart or the practices that have transformed my relationship with others and STRESS!! I have so much skill and so many resources now, I am forever grateful and only wish I knew this all sooner in my life. I will be taking class again and continue to  share it with others"

-Anna K.
High School Teacher


Although children and teens can benefit greatly from mindfulness training, this program is designed for adults over 18 years of age.

There are some conditions which may make participation more difficult. For instance, if someone is severely ill, has recently lost a loved one or has suffered severe trauma in the recent past, this group process may not be appropriate. Please contact Angie to discuss any concerns you may have. Questions? Contact me at