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What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR and how can this help me? (via ZOOM)
March 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)FREE
Today, more than ever, we are dealing with high levels of stress in our society, which numerous studies have shown has resulted in significant mental health issues, and an increased rate of overall disease. In addition to traditional challenges and stressors that we face with ; finances, health, work, family, school etc, we are in the midst of a once in a lifetime and extremely serious worldwide pandemic. We are confronted with 24/7 access to disturbing media, and we are attached to and often addicted to our numerous devices. We live in a high paced world, where we are absorbed in technology and rarely stop and take time to ‘simply be.’
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR, an 8-week program created by Jon Kabbat-Zinn in 1979 out of the University of Massachusetts, has been shown to reduce stress, improve emotional regulation, and increase joy and enthusiasm towards life. This evidenced-based class has also been shown to reduce the onset and symptoms of numerous disease processes of the body and mind and to help one more successfully navigate through life’s inevitable challenges.
Come hear about this well researched and scientifically studied approach to stress reduction using mindfulness practices, meditation, yoga and psychoeducational integrations of our habitual patterns of reactivity. In this talk you will learn about the history and content of MBSR as well as have the opportunity to experience brief mindfulness practices and meditations.
Registration is required for this Zoom event:
Wendy Weckstein, P.T., M.Ed. is a Physical Therapist, Wellness Consultant, and a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher for Adults through Brown University. She is also certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T).