This no-cost, 4-week, virtually administered (Zoom), course will introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness as a method for managing stress and improving well-being. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidence-based approach to the treatment of a range of physical and mental health conditions. In this course, we will cover the core principles and practices of MBSR in an abbreviated format of 4 one-hour long sessions. There will be a mix of didactic and experiential learning, as well as opportunities for group discussion. We will emphasize the ways in which mindfulness can help with the acute and chronic stressors faced by those who work in healthcare settings.
No prior mindfulness or meditation experience required! We welcome people who are brand new to this area, as well as those with more past experience, to join us for the course.
The course will be more rewarding for those who can attend all 4 classes. For that reason, we ask that those who register the class can commit, to the best of their knowledge, to attending at least 3 out of the 4 classes. Potential participants who have questions about whether it would be appropriate to sign up for the course, because of commitments in their schedule, are encouraged to contact course leaders, Susan Evans (email@example.com) and Janna Gordon-Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition to the 4 class sessions, participants will be asked to complete a 10-minute daily at-home mindfulness practice.
There is no charge for this course. It is available to you for free! We do ask, however, that you do your best to commit to attending the classes and participating in the home-practice.
Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm, June 4-June 25, 2020.
The course will be administered virtually over Zoom.
Participants will be asked to complete brief surveys during the course that will monitor their levels of stress and their overall well-being. Participants will also be asked to track their participation in the at-home mindfulness practice.