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MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR) 8-Week Class

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight week program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, that assists people who want to learn to use their own internal resources to respond more skillfully to stress, medical and psychological conditions, and promote healthy living. MBSR has been highly researched since its onset in 1979, and research strongly supports its effectiveness in improving difficulties in multiple areas of health and wellness.

Some reasons people come to the group include: job, school or family stress; chronic pain; hypertension; attention deficits; enhancement of quality of life/happiness; mild or situational depression; gastrointestinal disorders; wellness and self-care; cancer; anxiety and panic; anger-management; life transitions.

Intentional, present –moment awareness, developed through mindfulness meditation practices, helps us experience whatever is happening in our life as it unfolds with curiosity, non-judging attention, and compassion for ourselves and others. Engaging with our life in this manner helps us to become more skillful and creative in our responses, while gaining insight into how to free ourselves from habitual patterns of reacting.
This program can be a complement to current medical care, as well as promotion of health and well-being.

DATES

Orientation: Thursday April 11, 6:45 - 8:15 PM

Classes: April 18 - June 13, 2013, Thursdays 6:45 - 9:15 PM

Daylong Silent Retreat: Saturday, June 8,  9 AM - 4:30 PM

LOCATION
Insight Meditation Community of Washington Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC, 20016; Tenleytown metro station.

COST & PAYMENT
Total cost of the 8-week class: $450
Includes CDs.

RESERVING A SPOT IN THE CLASS

In order to reserve a spot in the class, it will be necessary to contact Nancy directly at [masked]

 

TEACHERS


NANCY BRUTSCHÉ, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

I am a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and psychotherapist with 30 years experience in health and wellness and a specialty in mood and anxiety disorders. I was trained in Cognitive Therapy through the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy, in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR Institute, and have incorporated various theoretical frameworks in my work. I have worked with people with a variety of mental and physical conditions and of all ages. I have had a regular personal meditation practice for over 12 years and extensive training in Mindfulness Meditation, including MBSR, MBCT, Mindful Eating Conscious Living (MECL), and mindfulness in chronic illness, in death and dying, in managing anger, and more. I am currently participating in a two-year program through the Meditation Teachers Training Institute (MTTI) with teachers Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, and Pat Coffey. I have been incorporating mindfulness in my work for over eight years.

STAN EISENSTEIN, MSW

I have been meditating for over 25 years and have been practicing Mindfulness Meditation for over eight years. I have training in MBSR, and I am currently participating in the same Meditation Teachers Training Institute (MTTI) mentioned by Nancy, with teachers Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne, and Pat Coffey. I am highly involved with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), and I am currently teaching an open, weekly, Mindfulness Meditation class in Columbia, MD for more than 25 students a week.
(http://www.meetup.com/Columbia-Insight-Medi... )
I have taught physics to high school students for 30 years and have a Masters degree in Social Work.

 

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