Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (July 6 – August 24)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has long been considered the gold standard in stress reduction practices due to its documented success rate. Since 1979, more than 600 studies demonstrate the efficacy of combining mindfulness practice with gentle yoga and breath-based meditation to create this powerful evidence-based program.
Join us for this eight-week online engagement class to develop your innate resources and abilities to respond effectively to stress, pain, and illness. The in-depth curriculum includes seven mindfulness practices and guided recordings, gentle yoga, mindful movement and walking meditation, gratitude practice, lovingkindness meditation and self-compassion practice, mindful eating, and more. You will also experience a four-hour online retreat, scheduled for Sunday, July 31, from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Participants will need to provide the text Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Instructor: Patty McLucas is a trauma-informed sound sleep and stress reduction specialist with 22 years of experience as a wellness consultant. Patty teaches mindfulness for Stanford's Healthy Living Program and has taught for other organizations including Apple and Google. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing and Stanford's Compassion Cultivation Training, and teaches mindfulness meditation for Stanford's Cancer Supportive Care Program.