- Mondays 10 am, March 30, 2020, Southwest Austin
March 30, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
- Mondays 6 pm, March 30, 2020, Southwest Austin
March 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pre-requisite: A personal interview or a previous class with Geeta is necessary.
This program is taught through an 8-week class that meets once a week for 2.5 hours. Participants are also required to attend a day-long silent retreat that is teacher-led.
The dates for the 8-week class are as follows:
- Mondays: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm starting March 30, 2020 at a private location in Southwest Austin. Class dates: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, all-day silent retreat on the weekend of Saturday, May 2, or Sunday, May 3 at Stillwaters Retreat Center, 5/4, 5/11, final class day on 5/18
- Mondays: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm starting March 30, 2020 at a private location in Southwest Austin. Class dates: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, all-day silent retreat on the weekend of Saturday, May 2, or Sunday, May 3 at Stillwaters Retreat Center, 5/4, 5/11, final class day on 5/18
- If the above classes sell out, we will take a waiting list for Tuesday morning or evening classes and offer them if there is enough interest.
The fee for the 8-week class is $550 for a total of 26 hours of instruction. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for Social Workers for an extra $25 fee. Other professionals may also be able to obtain CEUs. Please check with your CEU agency.
In the 8-week program, participants are trained in mindful meditation that helps them explore their reactivity and response to stress. In addition, practices that explore the mind-body connection are explored through mindful movement and body-awareness. The practices of developing stress hardiness through training in kindness and self-compassion and training in mindful communication are also offered.
The MBSR Program is evidence based and has been clinically proven to benefit people reporting a variety of concerns:*
Stress – caused by work, school, family, financial, illness, aging, grief, and several other factors of daily living.
Medical conditions – including chronic illness or pain, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, GI distress, skin disorders, and many other conditions.
Psychological distress – including anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
Prevention and wellness –including health enhancement and learning a better sense of balance in life.
This program is offered as a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments.
Who can attend: Anyone interested in exploring mindfulness practices for stress reduction. No prior practice is necessary. All exercises will be modified to meet the individual needs of participants.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing that allows for gentle stretching and comfortable sitting.
Options to sit: Chairs and back-jacks (for supported floor seating) will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and blanket for the body-centered practices if they choose to lie on the floor. If participants already have a meditation practice for which they use a meditation cushion, they are welcome to bring it along.* Information used with permission from the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. Please visit them for more information on clinical research and more information on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Venue: Southwest Austin
A private location in Southwest Austin, at approximately South Mopac and William Cannon. The address will be provided upon registration.