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MBSR

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
with Beth Robins Roth

Course Dates:
New Dates Coming Soon
Wednesdays 7:15 - 9:15 PM

Plus 1 Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM on July 16th
All classes held at our Erector Square Location

Registration:

$345 if registered by earlybird date February 24th, $395 thereafter.

Materials Fee: $16. Materials fee is paid in person to the instructor on the 1st meeting of the course.

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Workshop Description

Tired?
Overwhelmed?
Stressed Out?
Get the tools you need to handle anxiety and uncertainty in your life.

You will discover:

* Powerful resources for coping with stress and uncertainty
* Greater energy and well being
* Enhanced stability in the midst of difficult situations
* Increased clarity and creative thinking
* The healing power of meditative practices

The MBSR course is an experiential course that systematically teaches you mindfulness techniques that you can apply to your everyday life.

This program is a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness meditation: tuning into the breath, and learning to experience life more fully as it unfolds moment by moment. Mindfulness-based stress reduction is specifically designed for people living with stress, physical pain, and chronic illness. It is modeled on the internationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.

A variety of mindfulness meditation practices will be taught, including the body scan, gentle mindful movement, awareness of breathing meditation, walking meditation, and eating meditation. In addition to practicing meditation, there is an emphasis on incorporating mindfulness into all aspects of daily life. Participants should make a sincere commitment to attend all class sessions and to spend 30 minutes per day practicing meditation at home. A set of two required audio CDs ($8.00 each) will be available from the instructor, and the (optional) companion text "Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinn, is available at most book stores and libraries.

Please feel free to contact the instructor directly (bethroth@snet.net) with any questions, and to discuss individual circumstances such as trauma healing, substance abuse recovery, or acute bereavement.

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About the Instructor:

Beth Robins Roth, APRN, SEP, has been practicing meditation since 1987 and teaching meditation since 1993. She received her Master's Degree in Nursing from Yale University in 1987, and in 1993 founded the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program at the Community Health Center in Meriden, CT, where she teaches meditation in Spanish and English to inner-city patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Since 1993 she also teaches the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program as an accredited elective course for graduate students at Yale University. She teaches courses in Buddhism and meditation at the Unitarian Society Congregation in Hamden, CT.

Beth does teaching, consulting, conference presentations and staff development training for hospitals, health centers and schools throughout Connecticut. She has published numerous research and descriptive articles and a book chapter about her work teaching meditation, and writes a monthly Family Dharma column for Tricycle e-magazine (www.tricycle.com) about sharing Buddhist teachings and meditation practices with children. You can visit her website (www.newhavenweb.com/bethroth) for more information and a list of publications.

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