Program Details

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

with Brett Ferrigan
January 6 / 6:30 PM - February 17 / 9:00 PM

Often described as a gentle “boot camp” for mindfulness training, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-class series, focusing on building strength and flexibility within life’s changes and transitions.  The course meets Monday evenings, beginning January 6th thru February 17th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  


MBSR is a practical, scientifically supported program which allows you to take better care of yourself by exploring the interplay of mind and body and mobilizing your own inner-resources for coping, growing and healing.


Common themes around stress and life changes include relationships, personal loss, health challenges, money, work, social situations and world events.


This eight-class MBSR course is designed to help you meet the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life with balance and peace of mind:

  • Live more fully with appreciation in the present moment

  • Reduce the physical effects of long-term stress

  • Identify habitual, maladaptive ways of handling stress and choosing health alternatives

  • Reduce emotional reactivity, learning to handle anger and other strong feelings

  • Become more sensitive to your own needs and those of others, and,

  • Communicate more effectively and compassionately.


The MBSR program includes eight 2.5 hour MBSR classes, a personalized MBSR Manual and Workbook, guided audio instructions for use at home, a one-day retreat on February 1, and all class materials.  Tuition is:  0 for member; 0 for non-members.


Location:  MBSR will take place at Gainesville Shambhala, 1899 NE 23rd Ave., Gainesville Fl, 32609.


Brett Ferrigan is a Shastri, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition leading mindfulness and meditation retreat programs internationally.  A certified yoga instructor, Brett has studied and practiced 5-Element Acupuncture, produced educational television, and represented the interests of people with disabilities as a spokesperson in Washington, DC.  






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