Discover MBSR

8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a highly effective, 8-week group program which teaches participants to practice mindfulness. 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. Underpinnings of the programs teach participants the practices of mindful movement, eating, walking and how to maintain states of mindful living. 

What to expect:

  • 1 Each class includes practice in one or more of the formal mindfulness exercises taught in this MBSR course; body scans, mindfulness yoga, sitting meditation, or walking meditation.
  • 2 Students will time to share and further explore their experiences with the exercises conducted during class and their daily practices at home. 
  • 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. 

with Angie Corogin

Who will benefit:

This program is designed for anyone who wants support and to learn new mind habits to take on challenges such as:

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

WHY LEARN MBSR?

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.

MBSR COURSE OVERVIEW

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 for 7 1/2 hours on a Saturday or Sunday
  • Daily home practice assignments for 45-60 minutes each day

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 2 or 3 graduate level credits. Use coupon code ashland150 for your student discount. 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 60 hours for the participation and work involved in this course.

DISCLAIMER

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 hello@angiecorogin.com.