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.