Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Pause & Practice)

A 10-week MSBR class with 25 CEUs

Tuesday evenings beginning September 12 with Jayne Gumpel LCSW.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Extended 10 week MBSR Course for all people especially educators and Youth Services Professionals.
No meditation experience necessary.
This course is a foundations course for AMP: the teacher development and Support Training Program that starts January 2018.

Registration link here

CLICK HERE FOR: AMP Program (Access Mentor Program)

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 10 weekly classes which includes two all day sessions. One silent retreat and one day with Trish Broderick Ph.D the founder of L2B (learning to Breathe) on November 5th. http://learning2breathe.org

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 29th  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Full day L2B workshop on Sunday, November 5th  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Session 1: September 12, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.*
Session 2: September 19  7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session 3: September 26 7:00 p.m  -  9:30 p.m
Session 4: October 3         7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.
Session 5: October 10       7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.
Session 6: October 17       7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Session 7: October 24       7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Daylong: Silent Retreat October 29th  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Session 8: November 7      7:00 p.m.-  9:30 p.m.

Daylong: Sunday, November 5th 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Patricia Broderick PhD (L2B Orientation for teachers and youth services providers)

Session 9: November 14      7:00 p.m.-  10:00 p.m.*
*The first and last class will run for 3 hours.

If you would like more information about the Tuesday class or AMP (Access Mentor Program), the teacher support and development program that begins in February,

please call Jayne 914 924 1509 or email: Groupworks@aol.com

About Jayne Gumpel LCSW

Jayne Gumpel LCSW. Founder of Access Mindfulness and Co-Founder of MindfulHarlem, a 501c3 non profit organization.

I am passionate and determined about changing the way we educate ourselves and our children. Creating Access mindfulness is a result of that passion and determination.  I have 25 years of extensive experience and training  in mindfulness, group dynamics, leadership and organization development and positive psychology. I enjoy building and facilitating programs that bring people together, create community and make the world better place.

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