Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Pause & Practice)

A MindfulHarlem 8-week MSBR class with the option of 25 CEUs

Tuesday evenings with Jayne Gumpel LCSW.

Methods of Payment

From full to partial. Please notify us directly before registering.
CEU Credit Add-On For Social Workers:
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Our 2017 class is full. Our next MBSR with 25 Social work CEUs class will begin Tuesday evenings in March 2018 .
Extended 8 week Minfulharlem MBSR Course for all people.
No meditation experience necessary.

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.


Note: This class series is full. Contact us to sign up for the next class beginning in March 2018.

Session 1: September 19  6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.*

Session 2: September 26 7:00 p.m  -  9:30 p.m

Session 3: October 3         7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Session 4: October 10       7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Session 5: October 17       7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Session 6: October 24       7:00 p.m.-   9:30 p.m.

Daylong: Silent Retreat Sunday, November 5th 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Session 8: November 14      7:00 p.m.-  9:30p.m.*

*The first and last class will run for 3 hours.

Please call Jayne 914 924 1509 or email: Groupworks@aol.com & Talk2us@mindfulharlem.org to sign up for March 2018 class.

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.

Class Full.