Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a well-defined educational approach which uses intensive training in mindfulness meditation as the core of the program to teach people how to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at Tara Yoga, Satrudays April & May.
A fast growing body of scientific research shows that mindfulness practice makes people healthier, which improves productivity at work, medical costs and quality of life. Hundreds of studies have shown mindfulness to be effective in reducing stress and in moderating stress-related behaviors such as smoking, overeating and self-medicating that leads to costly health problems. With modifiable health factors accounting for one fourth of total health expenditures, it is time for a new approach.
Corporate and Community Programs
Bring Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and other mindfulness based programs into your organization or school as a way to cultivate health, well-being and resilience. Participants learn mindfulness skills aimed at enhancing concentration, communication, attention, authenticity, self-care and the ability to meet the inherent stressors and complexities of work, school and everyday life.
Kathy Woodliff, LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor for twenty-two years and the founder of the McClean Fletcher Grief Support Center where she facilitates grief groups. A practitioner of mind-body disciplines such as yoga and qigong, she completed a professional training in MBSR with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and a MBSR Practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School as well as the Teacher Development Intensive. She may now teach the 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class. She also completed a Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training at Omega Institute in 2012.