Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

 

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What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)? MBSR is based on mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is an inherent form of intelligence that we can develop and apply to many areas of life. It can help reduce stress and its harmful effects and improve the quality of our lives. Mindfulness meditation helps you develop insight, clarity, and balance bringing you more freedom, connection, and compassion.

Have you already completed MBSR classes and are looking to further your understanding? We are now offering The Seven Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness: A Continuation of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Explore the attitudinal foundations that support the formal practice of mindfulness meditation and learn to apply these practices to life.

Both offerings are instructed by: Edward Smith, LMT

Questions regarding course content, contact Edward Smith at 609-204-6959.

About the MBSR Course:

  • 8 weekly classes
  • A one-day retreat
  • Instruction and guided experiences in mindfulness meditation
  • Gentle mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue, mindful communication
  • Home assignments to enhance your learning experience
  • A workbook and CDs with guided meditation and yoga


 *The first and last class may run 1/2 hour later. 

 

About the Instructor: Edward Smith has been practicing and studying body-mind-spirit disciplines since 1972. He has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1979. In 1987 he started practicing therapeutic massage. Over the past 28 years he has completed countless hours of training in Neuro Muscular, Myofascial, Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, Hypnotherapy, and more. He founded, directed, and taught at his private vocational School for Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Center for 20 years.

Ed immersed himself in Mindfulness Meditation in 1990 and began teaching in 1993. He has taught many classes and retreats. Practicing and teaching mindfulness is a passion he brings to all areas of his life. 

The highly trained and experienced instructor will create a safe supportive environment for deeply experiential learning.
This course may be challenging. It requires a commitment to yourself. You are asked to fully participate by attending all classes, doing home practice, and assignments.

 

 

 

Fall 2018 MBSR Course Information

Dates:

Thursdays, September 20 – November 15, 2018

 

Time:

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.*

Full Day Retreat:

Sunday, October 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location:

Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Dr.
Galloway, NJ 08205
 

Room:

B125

Cost:

$399

Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost:

$344
Call:
609-652-4227 to register

  

Fall 2018 The Seven Attitudinal Foundations of Mindfulness Course Information

Dates:

Fridays, September 21 – November 16, 2018

 

Time:

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.*

Location:

Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Dr.
Galloway, NJ 08205
 

Room:

B125

Cost:

$250

Stockton Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Cost:

$195
Call:
609-652-4227 to register

  


Unsure if this is right for you? This is what some of our past participants have said:

  • "I found this program to be most useful in that it helped me live my life fully and healthier by realizing how important it is to be mindful." 
  • "I found that the material was easily applied to any setting. The instructor provided enough knowledge, supplies, recommendations, and discs that I could take what I learned and keep applying it. It truly helped me know how to apply MBSR on a daily basis."
  • "The most useful component to me was the aspect of being nonjudgmental about thoughts and the effortless way that Ed presented the material." 
  • "Useful tools to help me make time for myself, to get me through difficult situations, and to give myself the space and time to react better to life challenges."
  • “This was my first experience of this kind – incorporating meditation and yoga. What was most useful was integration and practicing continuing awareness and presence.”
  • “I loved the personal attention to enriching my soul and spirit with mindfulness. Ed is such a caring instructor. I looked forward to class every week!”
  • “Having a binder and agenda helped me to be prepared each week. The content was well organized and the pacing was great. The all-day retreat was masterfully laid out and really enjoyable.”
  • “I would like to recommend it to my coworkers as it added a large value to my life.”
  • “Most useful: Learning, again, that I can’t escape or ignore the things that are holding me back”
  • “The calm demeanor of the instructor.”

This course may help many conditions including:

  • Stress reduction, burnout, chronic busyness, high blood pressure
  • GI problems, chronic pain, cancer, asthma, headaches, depression, anxiety, panic sleep problems, fibromyalgia, heart disease
  • Addiction, immunity, weight loss, balancing the nervous system, better grades, emotional intelligence
  • Being more mindful in everyday life helps us make wiser choices
  • Being less judgmental, bringing peace, better communication

Read Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Brief Review of Their Application to Graduate Student Strain by Enrique Cabrera-Caban, Rebecca Garden, Arianna White, and Katelyn Reynoldson of Old Dominion University. This informative article is focused on the effectiveness of mindfulness on graduate students and the findings can be applied to most professionals.