Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Pause & Practice)

An 8-week MSBR class

Thursday evenings beginning February 16 with Dr. Om Lala

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Thursday evenings beginning February 16, 2017 with Dr. Om Lala
An optional CEU Credit add-on is available for social workers.

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Take a moment, this moment. Pause.............and consider what brought you here. 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 8 week MBSR class.


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 a MBSR teacher 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 eight weekly classes and one daylong class on a weekend.

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 retreat on Sunday, March 26 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 1: February 16, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.*
Session 2:February 23, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session 3: March 2, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session 4: March 9, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session 5: March 16, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session 6: March 23, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Daylong: Sunday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Session 7: March 30, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session 8: April 6, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.*
*The first and last class will run for 3 hours.


If you would like more information about the Tuesday class, please send us an email to Dr. Lala at om@mindfulharlem.org.

About Dr. Om Lala

Dr. Om Lala is a preventive medicine expert, entrepreneur and lecturer in organizational behavior. He has had a meditation practice for more than 15 years and has completed all core teacher training programs at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. As a physician, a former management consultant at McKinsey & Co. and a founder of a venture backed tech startup, he is especially interested in exploring how mindfulness practice can be brought to corporations, startups, and healthcare institutions to enhance wellness and improve decision-making. Dr. Lala currently leads a team to catalyze organizational transformation in NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public hospital system in the United States. He earned his BA, MD and MBA from Harvard University.