Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 2017-11-30T13:53:59+00:00

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

We all feel stressed and overwhelmed from time-to-time, and would welcome a simple way we can relieve that stress. Both my Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group Program and my Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Individual Program are easy to learn and practice, and particularly effective for relieving stress, freeing up your energy and enhancing the joy of living.

Through this stress reduction technique you begin to recognize the underlying patterns of habit that hold you back, and this awakening can help you to live a more enjoyable, fuller life.

This technique is derived from my advance training in Mindfulness Meditation Practices, Mindfulness-Based Therapy/Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. My training includes studies with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and associates at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction retreats as well as with Herbert Benson, MD, at the Harvard Medical School Mind Body Institute.

In addition, I have been an active practitioner of Vipassana/Insight Meditation for over 15 years. I have studied and continue to study with Jack Kornfeld, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Philip Moffit, Christopher Titmus and other teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, Vipassana Meditation Foundation in Hawaii, and other retreat centers throughout the world.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Individual Program

My Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Individuals includes:

  • An initial individual consultation and assessment of needs (separate fee);
  • A total of 15 hours of individual one-to-one sessions (10 sessions of instruction, each lasting 1.5 hours); and
  • Homework: stress reduction practices undertaken at home at least five days a week during the program period (exercises range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes each).
  • Additional individual sessions may be added to this program for an additional fee per session.

During the initial consultation and assessment, I will present a brief introduction to the program and evaluate your individual needs. This program may be undertaken separately from any other individual therapy or as an adjunct to therapy. Please contact me for an initial consultation and assessment of needs.

Program Fee: Please contact me to discuss this program, the program fee, and the assessment fee. Generally, the fee is expected to be paid at the beginning of the program. Some insurance plans may cover all or part of this program fee. Refunds and pro-rated returns may be made depending on special circumstances such as illness or family crisis.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Group Program

My Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Groups is a nine-session structured program (approximately 15 hours of instructions not including assessment sessions). The program includes the following elements:

  • An initial individual consultation and assessment of needs (separate fee; not part of the nine-session program);
  • Eight 1.5-hour to 2-hour group instruction sessions, which include guided meditations and didactic lecture and discussion;
  • One intensive 4-hour, half-day group session, which includes guided meditation sessions, discussion and final presentation on how to bring Mindfulness into everyday life; and
  • Includes stress reduction practices undertaken at home at least five days a week during the program period (exercises range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes each).

This program may be undertaken separately from any individual therapy or as an adjunct to therapy.

During the initial consultation and assessment, I will present a brief introduction to the program and evaluate your individual needs. We will decide together whether this program is appropriate for you, or whether it would be more productive for you to work with me on an individual basis. Please contact me for an individual consultation and assessment of needs.

Program Fee: Please contact me to discuss this program, the program fee, and the assessment fee. Generally, the fee is expected to be paid at the beginning of the program. Some insurance plans may cover all or part of this program fee. Refunds and pro-rated returns may be made depending on special circumstances such as illness or family crisis.