Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
For employees of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
4-week series offered through the Sutter Health Partners Wellness Program
Are you stressed and wondering how to deal with it? Research has shown that mindfulness can help reduce not only stress, but also depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, developed at Massachussetts General Hospital in the 1980s, has helped thousands of people live happier, healthier lives. In this introductory class, Sutter employees can learn mindfulness techniques in a supportive small group setting. Participants will learn skills to reduce stress at work and at home, including gentle movement, awareness of breathing, and mindfulness meditation. Workbook & CD included.
About the facilitator: Rain is a psychotherapist in private practice with 18 years’ experience leading groups in indoor and outdoor settings. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and is a long-time student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She believes that, even in the most difficult times, we can connect with joy and peace through present-moment awareness.