- What does taking the MBSR course entail?
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- Upcoming MBSR Courses
- MBSR Monthly Group
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What does taking the MBSR course entail?
Taking a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course entails attending an eight-week, secular, evidence-based, experiential training course that systematically introduces the practice of formal and informal mindfulness practices that support coping with the stressors of everyday life.
Great News! As of December, 2021, Mindfulness Midwest LLC is an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Development Provider. ISBE PEL Licensed Educators, School Service Personnel, Administrators, and ESL Career and Technical Educators can receive up to 27.25 Professional Development hours (based upon attendance) in completing an MBSR Course.
At this time, the MBSR Course is taught Live Online via Zoom by Margaret McGann, CFM UMASS Certified MBSR Teacher.
Logistics of course:
Class 1 and Class 8 are 3.0 hours in length
Class 2 through Class 7 are 2.5 hours in length
All-Day Silent Retreat (between Class 6 and 7) is 5 hours in length
Weekly Home Practice Assignments encourage 45 – 60 minutes of practice daily
Attendance is important as the curriculum builds week to week, scaffolding content/themes and practice
If you know that you be missing two or more classes, perhaps waiting for a future class offering is a better option to consider at this time.
Upcoming Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course Offerings
Information about the upcoming Spring/Summer 2023 Virtual MBSR Course will be posted soon!
Evidence-based research supports MBSR as an effective complement to traditional medical care in a myriad of conditions.
Links to evidence-based research about conditions that may benefit from the practice of mindfulness.
MBSR Monthly Group
Those that complete the MBSR Course will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mindfulness Midwest.
Graduates are invited to attend a bi-monthly MBSR Group held Live Online via Zoom to re-connect, re-initiate practice, and/or support ongoing Mindfulness practices.
Contact Margaret for details at firstname.lastname@example.org