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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

An initial, orientation session with Deborah is required.

Each program provides instruction in simple mindfulness meditation techniques including awareness of the breath, body scan, sitting meditation with focus on various objects of attention, walking meditation, gentle stretching and relaxation, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Information is shared using audio resources, reading materials, discussion, and skill-building exercises. You will receive support to find practices that work for you; there isn’t one “right” way to develop mindfulness. Deborah is available for support via email and phone between sessions.

The program includes eight weekly 2.5 to 3-hour group sessions plus a 6-hour Saturday session as scheduled. You are asked to make a commitment to attend all the classes and to practice a daily assignment for 45-60 minutes a day.