The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR), was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1970s. Mindfulness arises naturally and is the capacity to pay attention to the present moment, with awareness and acceptance. MBSR is supported by 30 years of research evidence.
When life starts to feel like one big “to do” list and we feel a loss of aliveness and connection, mindfulness can be an antidote. We can pause to take some moments to tune into the life that is all around us but gets lost in all the busyness. We can look with a fresh curiosity like a young child seeing a bird for the first time and sense the richness and the loveliness that is also there.
Don’t let life pass you by. Join us on this amazing journey.
Many participants report lasting decreases in both physical and psychological symptoms after attending our MBSR course. Research shows that practicing mindfulness can help you:
- respond more effectively to stress, anxiety, or chronic pain.
- live more in the present, not so lost in the past or the future.
- see more options in responding to problems.
- feel more ease and clarity in the face of life’s difficulties.
- recognize thoughts are not facts.
- communicate more effectively.
What to expect
The course provides a safe and supportive environment where participants explore the possibility of living life fully and deeply even in difficult circumstances. The course will include:
• Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
• Gentle stretching and mindful movement
• Dialogue and discussions to connect practice with everyday life
• Daily home assignments with CDs and a home practice manual
Starting a mindfulness practice can be challenging. Joining a group and learning from experienced instructors will help you overcome the inevitable difficulties that arise as you start your practice.
No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary.
Dates: Thursday, March 15th 2018 OR March 22nd (choose 1)
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Dates: 8 weekly sessions
Thursdays, from March 29th through May 17th 2018
Times: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Full day retreat:
Date: Saturday, May 5th 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: GPS address is 1 Oak Summit Rd., Frenchtown, NJ (Rt 519 & Oak Summit Rd, Baptistown, NJ)
Cost: $500 (includes binder with weekly handouts, 2 CDs, 8 weekly sessions and a full day retreat)
Seats fill up fast. A $50 deposit saves your spot.
Early Bird Discount: If you pay in full before March 1st 2018, the cost is ONLY $400.
From past participants:
Wonderful instructors, caring, patient, kind. Show you the way, but you learn how to care for yourself. W.R.
There is no cure all for the stress and anxiety of life. But this course has come close to the best foundation in my adult life for handling stress, anxiety, and self awareness. M.K.
I wish all people had the opportunity to spend this time with Jean and Jane. L. D.
Even if you think you are coping well in life, there are many benefits to this instruction and its application. C.
Special bonus for nurses:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This MBSR course has been approved for 25.5 contact hours for nurses. This applies to nurses in all states.
To register for this course, or for more information, please complete the form below and click on the “Contact Us” button.
About the Teachers
Jane Mayers, R.N., M.S.N.
Jane has been in private practice for over 25 years providing a mind-body focused stress management program for her clients including mindfulness based individual counseling, biofeedback and therapeutic body work. Her clinical practice focuses on helping people to bring mindfulness to daily life, so they can respond more skillfully to difficulties with relationships, work, chronic illness and other life stress. She has studied Vipassana (Insight) meditation for over 30 years at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and has taught mindfulness classes for health professionals and lay people for five years.
Jean Meier, M.Ed.
Jean has over 30 years of experience as a counselor, teacher, trainer, and writer. She has studied Vipassana meditation since 2001 with teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre MA. and has taken professional trainingthrough the Center for Mindfulness, UMass. Medical School (founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D). She completed her MBSR Teacher Practicum training through the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. and has 6 years of MBSR teaching experience.