MBSR – Collaborative Program Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Offered by two fully Certified MBSR Teachers
Registration is now CLOSED
For the Spring 2023 Program.
New program starting in the Fall of 2023.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week, 10 classes, evidence-based program that provides participants with intensive experiential training in mindfulness meditation and mindfulness movement. Throughout the program, you will learn how to integrate the new learnings into daily life.
Get to Know the Teachers:
Participants can register here for the orientation and the set of classes. After submitting the registration, participants will receive an email with a link to complete a questionnaire.
THE MBSR PROGRAM:
With this 8-week, 10 classes program you will experience powerful practices such as the body scan, mindful movement, loving-kindness meditation, sitting meditation, and walking meditation.
If you would like to ask a question, please click here to send an e-mail.
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues and it is taught all over the world.
You will immerse yourself in the application of the MBSR practices in your daily life, including stress reduction, increased awareness, self-reflection, self-care, and self-esteem. The MBSR program supports health, healing, spiritual enrichment, and personal growth.
The MBSR 8-week program is the first mandatory step on the certification path to becoming an MBSR teacher. If you attend all 10 sessions, you will get a certificate that will entitle you to start your journey to become an MBSR teacher, in case that is your wish.
Spring 2023 Program Days and Times:
Please note: The first and last classes can be longer.
Orientation: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023 – From 6:00 am to 8:30 pm EST.
Class 1: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Class 2: Tuesday, May 9th, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Class 3: Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Class 4: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Class 5: Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
ALL-DAY ONLINE RETREAT CLASS: Saturday, June 3rd – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Class 6: Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Class 7: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Class 8: Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 – From 6:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Strengthening awareness and resilience to stress in 2023 – U$600.00.
Only $20 per hour. The program has 30 hours of teacher-participant and participant-participant interactions. You will have the opportunity to engage in individual and group practices and will receive individual feedback.
The cost for all 10 classes, including a full Day of Mindfulness is $600.00.
If you need more information about the MBSR program, after your registration, you will join us for The Orientation session on April 25th, 2023 at 6:00 pm EST. After the orientation session, if you decide that MBSR is not a good fit for you, you will receive a full refund with a deduction of U$35 for the administrative fee. The refund will be made using PayPal or Zelle, up to one week after the orientation session. ( We only need your phone number registered with your bank to process the refund using Zelle.)
The orientation session is required for all participants.
✓ Guided Mindfulness meditation is available throughout and after the program.
✓ Dialogues and group sharing to develop the ability to balance emotions and respond to day-to-day challenges
✓ Dialogues and group exploration on topics relevant to emotional development and stress reduction.
✓ Information and practice on the physiology of stress.
What Participants Will Get in MBSR Program:
✓ Practices to improve your ability to deal with stress and tension.
✓ Create greater awareness of the present moment experience and open space to appreciate your experience without getting caught in thoughts and worries.
✓ Become increasingly aware of the interaction between the body and the mind
✓ Facing moments of change and difficulties in your life with equanimity.
✓ Discover and develop your ability to help yourself walk towards greater balance and awareness
✓ MBSR offers an opportunity to restore our lives by offering the opportunity to cultivate clarity, insight, integrity, and dignity that we deserve.
In the U.S. and some European countries (United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany), MBSR is advised at the hospital and medical level, as a complementary intervention to medical treatment.
Two decades of focused studies show that people who have completed this MBSR program show:
✓ A decrease in physical and psychological stress symptoms
✓ Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
✓ Increased ability to deal effectively with stressful situations in the short, medium, and long term
✓ Increased physical and psychological well-being
People Participate for Several Reasons:
- Stress: work, family, finances
- Chronic pain or chronic illnesses
- Anxiety, Panic, Depression
- Gastrointestinal problems (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Headache and migraines
- Skin problems (e.g. Psoriasis)
- Food Syndromes (e.g. Anorexia, Bulimia)
- Post-Traumatic Syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Asthma and other breathing problems
- Sleep Disorders
To take this MBSR program here is what you will need as technology:
- Download the Zoom app for free, once you receive the Zoom link.
- Zoom is a reliable and widely used platform for video conferencing and teaching.
- A computer with a speaker, microphone, and camera.
- High-speed internet connection
- PLEASE NOTE: Tablets, phones and Chrome Books are not recommended due to the inability to offer a full range of online experience.
Watch here Rossana and Irena offering information about the MBSR Collaborative Program
About the instructors:
Irena Danys, MD
Irena Danys is a physician and the founder of Mindful Healers, providing quality meditation and mindfulness programs for individuals, groups, schools, and businesses. A long-time student and practitioner of meditative practices, she saw the personal benefits of mindfulness and meditation throughout the challenges of life, strife, and a busy medical career. This compelled her to study and train at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at UMass Medical School, Worcester, becoming a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Seeking to provide the highest standard of excellence, she continued her training at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, Rhode Island, and became a Certified MBSR Teacher. Her special areas of interest are neuroplasticity and the brain-changing effects of meditation. She also is actively exploring the impact of mindfulness practices on the alleviation of burnout, mental fatigue, and poor sleep.
Rossana L. Magalhaes, LCMHC
Rossana L. Magalhaes, LCMHC is a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Certified MBSR Teacher. Rossana studied at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and became a Qualified MBSR Teacher. With persistence and determination, Rossana continued with numerous mindfulness-based retreats, training, and extensive supervision, and received the title of Certified MBSR Teacher from Mindfulness Center at Brown University, Rhode Island. Rossana was a Mindfulness teacher at the Brain Mechanisms of Pain and Health Laboratory at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Rossana earned a honors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling and Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG. Rossana is originally from Brazil. Rossana has taught more than ten MBSR programs in the Triad area of North Carolina.
A limited number of scholarships are available for those enduring financial issues at this moment. To be considered, please send an email with your reason to take the class and to apply for the scholarship.