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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – Orientation Session
September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction orientation features an opportunity to meet the instructors, hear an overview of the course and participation requirements, learn about benefits and risks of the program and ask questions.
Full Program Overview
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teaches participants the principles of mindfulness and how to apply these principles to deal more effectively with stress and the demands of daily life. The program consists of body awareness exercises, meditation, gentle yoga and inquiry (guided discussion) along with daily formal and informal home practices. MBSR is taught in a secular manner.
The first half of each MBSR class provides an extended period of practice, incorporating different forms of guided meditation as well as gentle standing and lying down yoga. The second half of each class is dedicated to group discussion (inquiry) – exploring participants’ direct experiences with the formal and informal practices being taught during each class as well as their experiences from daily home practice (45 to 60 minutes). Each week’s practices build upon each of the previous weeks’ lessons.
Registration and payment details
- Sept. 30-Nov.18
- Mondays, 6-9 p.m.
- Orientation session: Sept. 16, 6-7 p.m.
- Saturday retreat: Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- $500 – Full tuition | $200 Penn State students and residents
- Instructors: Dr. Tim Riley and Holly Socolow, MHS