Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Health Care Professionals
Dates and Locations:
When: Mondays, 10:45 am to 1:15 pm
Where: Yoga Source
7422 Wiles Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
Dates: Sept. 25 to Nov. 13
Orientation: Monday, September 11
10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
When: Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Boca Raton Physical Therapy
7200 W. Camino Real, # 100
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Dates: Sept. 27 to Nov. 15
Orientation: Wednesday, Sept. 13
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
When: Thursdays, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Where: Back to Health
2840 E. Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Dates: Sept. 28 to Nov. 16
Orientation: Thursday, Sept. 14
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
When: Saturdays, 10:30 am to 1 pm Where: Faulk Center for Counseling
22455 Boca Rio Road
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Dates: Sept. 30 to Nov. 18
Orientation: Saturday, Sept. 16
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
All Day Silent Retreat: Sunday, 11/5/2017
From 8:45 to 4:00 p.m.
Up to 27.5 CE/CPE.
Social Work CE,
Marriage and Family Therapy CE, Registered Dietician CPE
Learning Level: Introductory
Course Type: Live Workshop
Cost: $500 for non CE/CPE
$595 for CE/CPE
WHAT IS MBSR?
MBSR is a program based on the practice of mindfulness. The key to mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness that enables you to respond with greater clarity, stability and understanding to life’s stressors, rather than reacting in unhealthy ways.
Pioneered in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979, MBSR is highly respected in the medical community, with classes in over 200 hospitals nationwide. Research has proven MBSR to be an evidence-based treatment modality for a number of different maladies, including chronic pain, hypertension, Cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders
Over the past 15 years, medical training centers (for physicians, occupational therapists, nurses) have begun to incorporate MBSR in their training curricula. However, many professionals practicing in the medical and mental health fields today have not received MBSR training in their graduate programs. Participation in this program may not only assist professionals in becoming more aware of the specifics of mindfulness practices, thereby facilitating their ability to make appropriate client referrals, but also enhance their own innate ability to cope with stress in general (e.g. stressful client load, challenging clients, personal stressors).
The program consists of eight weekly two and 1/2 hour classes, and a 7-hour silent retreat (on a weekend) between sessions six and seven. Participants who complete the course can enhance their ability to relax, focus, improve performance, reduce anger, cope with chronic pain, live in the moment, find balance, clarity and stability, and access inner resources of strength and wisdom.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
This highly participatory, supportive, and structured program will provide you with:
· Guided instruction in mindful meditation practices · Gentle stretching and mindful
· Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in
· Daily home assignments
· Home practice materials including downloadable guided mindfulness practice audio
files and a workbook
HOW TO BEGIN?
All class participants attend a complementary orientation, which gives you a firsthand taste of mindfulness. This allows you to better understand the course, and explore whether the program is right for you.