Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness

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.

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.

 

Riding the Wave of Emotion Retreat

Through the practice of Mindfulness Meditation and RAIN we will be learning to ride the waves of our experience, including physical sensations, pain, and emotions. Participants will be guided through practice of mindfulness meditation, RAIN, and a couple of yoga postures, they will also learn resourcing, and we will have some didactic teaching, interactive dialogue, and question-and-answer periods. This interactive course will be offered live via zoom, with intentional break periods built into the course.

Stockton University is authorized to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for licensure and certification renewal by the licensure boards in those states. Stockton’s undergraduate and graduate programs in social work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

Contact Hours (CE/CEU): 7.5 Hours General Practice.

Dates: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location:

Online via Zoom

General Price:

$99

Stockton Price:

$90

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Related Course from Kathy Smith:

Transformational Breath Series

Join us for our interactive, live Transformational Breath Series on zoom. This 3-week wellness series of dynamic and powerful workshops is dedicated to personal growth and good energy. The holistic approach to “Breath Work” should leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. With over 20 years of experience in the Holistic Health Field our instructor, Kathy Smith, has found Breathing to be the most effective “life changer” for herself and her clients.

Stockton University is authorized to offer continuing education credits for social workers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for licensure and certification renewal by the licensure boards in those states. Stockton’s undergraduate and graduate programs in social work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Stockton University, Office of Continuing Studies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0635.

Contact Hours (CE/CEU): 3.0 Hours General Practice

Dates: Wednesdays, March 2, 9, &16, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Location:

Online via Zoom

General Price:

$59

Stockton Price:

$54

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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!
Past Participant
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.
Past Participant
Ed is a fabulous instructor.  Very, very skilled holistic person – sooo knowledgeable
Past Participant

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.