Responding to Chronic Pain
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
MBSR is an eight-week evidence-based program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Stress Reduction Clinic in the 1970s and is one of the most studied mindfulness programs. It has been shown to reduce stress, and help with anxiety, depression, cardiovascular health, and pain among other health indicators. MBSR is an intensive secular mindfulness program that uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, mindful movement, and exploration of patterns of behavior, thinking, feeling and action. Sharing experiences in small and large groups is an integral part of the course. Participants experience a greater sense of well-being, a different relationship to stress, improved communication, and heightened compassion among other benefits.
We will meet weekly in-person or over Zoom for 2.5 hours for 8 weeks, plus a 6 hour day of mindfulness on one weekend.
To register for MBSR, click here.
A growing body of evidence shows MBSR reducing clinician burnout, improving well-being, enhancing meaning, and leading to more patient-centered care.
Mindful Practice® for Healthcare Professionals
Mindful Practice® is an evidence-based program developed at the University of Rochester that aims to improve the quality of care that doctors provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. Through narrative exercises, sharing stories, group inquiry and contemplative practices, Mindful Practice aims to bring mindfulness to the clinical setting. Participants develop an ability to increase self-awareness, improve their relationships with patients and coworkers, gain greater insight into their own work, all while building resilience and well-being.