MBSR™ Intensive Mindfulness Training

MBSR Mindfulness Training

PROGRAM:

Stressed Out?

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MBSR™ is an 8-week intensive mindfulness training course that is backed by 37 years of research, proven to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. Utilizing curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, the course is designed to teach    mind-body awareness and work with the effects of toxic stress. Learn to tap into your inner resources and discover the healing power of mindfulness through MBSR™.

Why do adults take this course?
Some of the major reasons why people take the MBSR™ course is job, school or family stress, chronic pain, sleeplessness, mild depression and anxiety, anger issues, grief, or  simply taking a more proactive role in greater overall health and well-being.

What will I learn?
– Mindfulness meditation techniques and how to work with difficult emotions, thoughts, and            unpleasant physical sensations
– Techniques to respond more wisely to stressful events and difficult communication
– How to be more present for our life as we’re living it, in a more non-judgmental, engaged manner
– Support in continuing a daily mindfulness practice

Includes up to 26 total contact hours:
-One, hour-long orientation before week 1 of what to expect from class, guidelines, ask  questions.
-Group meets once per week for 8 weeks for 2-2.5 hours. We discuss didactic curriculum, practice, group dialogue, reflection, etc. Each participant is expected to do home practice on their own (meditation, body scan, yoga) the other 6 days per week for about 45 minutes per day.
-One, all-day silent retreat experience to deepen the practice of seamless, meditative awareness and incorporate into daily life (approx. 6 hours: 9am-3pm). Usually held on a weekend day following week 6 class.

DATES and TIMES:

  • Wednesdays: June 7 – July 26, 2017 / 1 – 3:30 p.m. (Eight total Wednesday afternoons that we meet)
  • Saturday Silent Retreat Session: July 15th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 8553 Urbandale Avenue, Urbandale, IA 50322

COST: $250 per person

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the instructor, Allison Peet at 515.344.8516 or allisonpeet@gmail.com

Allison Peet

INSTRUCTOR: Allison Peet is a qualified MBSR™ Instructor trained at UMass Medical Center For Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is trained through Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness to youth, K-12. She’s completed 21 full days of silent  meditation retreats to date and has a daily personal practice. Allison has a  personal path of living and working with chronic stress and anxiety which is why she started her own business, From Within Wellness, LLC to be of service to others. She is committed to creating a more mindful community by helping people develop practical life skills in attentional strength, present moment awareness, self-compassion, kindness, and stress resiliency.