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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Cultivate Ease in the Midst of Difficult Circumstances

 

8-WEEK STRESS REDUCTION COURSE

- NEXT CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO -

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Free Information Session & Orientation
7:00 - 9:30pm

8-Weeks of Thursday Evening Classes
October 2nd through December 19th
7:00 - 9:30pm
 
 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., who is professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Whether you're new to meditation or experienced, this course is an invitation to move toward greater balance, control, and participation in life. MBSR students learn practices to stay present and access calm—even in the midst of difficult life circumstances.

 

If you're struggling with stress, pain, illness, or complicated demands of modern life, this course will help you slow down and reconnect with what's truly important in this moment.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

 
 
  • Simple meditation practices that can fit into your life—no matter how busy

  • Easy movement exercises to help you get out of your head and shift into awareness

  • Body awareness methods so you can stay tuned into what your body needs

  • Yoga and mindful movement guidance to develop a daily practice

 

Group discussion, camaraderie, and support as you lower your stress levels week after week.

 

Science-Based Mindfulness

 

MBSR has been extensively researched in many settings since it's introduction to Western medicine by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD in 1979. Three decades of published research and clinical studies indicate that the people who complete the course experience:

 
 
  • Decreased physical and psychological symptoms

  • Increased ability to relax

  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain

  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

  • Improved self-esteem

  • Ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations

 
 

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

David Perls is an executive coach, mindfulness teacher and leadership facilitator. After spending the first half of his career in senior strategy roles at eBay and Charles Schwab, David’s work today is focused on enhancing conscious leadership through mindfulness. His clients include Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, Cisco, Sephora, LVMH, Fitbit, REI, Dropbox, Adobe, Intuit, J&J, Whole Foods Market, Levi’s, the San Francisco Giants, Stanford University, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Forest Service Department, as well as many tech start-ups. David is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and has been a Wellness Coach at Stanford University. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and Psychology.

 

For You If:

You're searching for more balance and contentment in your life.

You're suffering from stress (job, family or financial).

You're battling chronic pain or illness.

You're struggling with anxiety, panic, sleep disturbances, GI distress, fatigue, high blood pressure, or headaches.

 

MBSR is appropriate for all ages and backgrounds. The practices are designed to support people who desire a better, more relaxed approach to life: parents, kids, caregivers, therapists, health professionals, executives, business owners, and students.

- NEXT CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO -

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Free Information Session & Orientation
7:00 - 9:30pm

8-Weeks of Thursday Evening Classes
October 2nd through December 19th
7:00 - 9:30pm

Register Now:

 
 

LOCATION:

SF Zen Center, Conference Room
308 Page St. 
San Francisco, CA 94102

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:

Secure your spot in class by registering today. The class also includes a daylong of practice on Saturday September 14th. The daylong retreat for the Spring MBSR class will be be held at the SFZC.

FEES:

Fee: $450 tuition (plus $15 for the course companion book, Full Catastrophe Living). The fee includes guided meditation recordings as well as the daylong of practice at Green Gulch Farm. Sliding scale available.

 
 

ONLINE ANXIETY THERAPY, COUNSELING & COACHING

VIDEO & PHONE SESSIONS 

Video and phone sessions are a convenient solution for people who can't find a specialist in their area or would rather not drive across town to an appointment. Research has proven that remote and in-person sessions are equally effective.