Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Pause & Practice)
A MindfulHarlem 8-week MSBR class with the option of 25 CEUs
Tuesday evenings with Adrian Bueno.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Take a moment, this moment. Pause.............and consider what brought you here. Take the first step in your own journey into mindfulness and the study of MBSR. This class supports teachers/individuals by helping them manage their stress and the challenges they face each day in the classrooms/organizations. Take a moment, this moment. Pause.............and consider what brought you here.</strong> Take a few breaths with awareness and consider what brought you to investigate MBSR. Allow a few moments to notice what arises. It is likely that you are noticing some sort of suffering whether it be a recent loss or the pain and worry of chronic or acute physical illness. Perhaps you are dealing with a difficult relationship, anxiety and stress or depression. A friend or loved one may have pointed out to you that you seem highly reactive and are not fully listening. Or you simple want to be more present and feel more alive and authentic in your life. These are among the reasons and difficulties people report when choosing to enroll in an MBSR class. This particular MBSR class will focus, as well, on the challenges of working with youth and is for those who wish to develop mindfulness programs in schools. It starts with YOU.
MBSR, one of the most widely used mindfulness training programs, has been reported to produce positive effects on psychological well being, learning and memory processes, emotional regulation, self-referential processing and perspective taking. No matter the cause or nature of your suffering there is more right with you than wrong with you and all of what you need you already have!
Rediscover yourself! Read the course expectations and practice/learning guidelines and look at the class schedule. Use the registration form to let us know you are interested in signing up and Jayne Gumpel LCSW will contact you directly. All participants will either speak with or meet a teacher prior to enrolling.
The course schedule consists of an orientation followed by 8 weekly classes which includes one all day session.
This highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
- Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
- Individually tailored instruction
- Group dialogue
- Daily home assignments
- Guided audio files for home practice and a workbook
- Full day silent retreat on Sunday, October November 5th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FULL PROGRAM DATES AND TIMES FOR MBSR STARTING TUESDAY March 6, 2018
Session 1: March 6 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.*
Session 2: March 13 7:00 p.m - 9:30 p.m
Session 3: March 20 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Session 4: March 27 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Session 5: April 3 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Session 6: April 10 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Daylong: Silent Retreat Sunday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Session 7: April 17 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Session 8: April 24 7:00 p.m.- 9:30p.m.*
*The first and last class will run for 3 hours.
About Adrian Bueno
Adrian is the co- founder and guidance teacher of Mindful Harlem. He has been practicing Mindfulness and Insight Meditation for many years; a practice which has been a deep transformative experience for him and for the people around him.
He is honored to have the opportunity to practice, learn and grow every week with the MH family. For him Meditation, Insight and Mindfulness are the means to a path towards liberation of the mind. He sees Practice, Self-Knowledge and Community as the pillars of wisdom and an awakened society; where empathy, compassion and understanding towards us and others are the components for a wholesome life.