The Power of Mindfulness: Developing a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Practice
October 2 @ 5:00 pm - November 20 @ 7:00 pm$250
An 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course for people living with stress, anxiety, pain, or illness. Mindfulness-based stress reduction enhances health and wellness with its focus on prevention and learning the “how” of taking good care of one’s self and feeling a greater sense of balance in a frantic world. Developing and practicing the skills of mindfulness into everyday life helps reduce stress and anxiety and leads to a life of greater compassion, health, peace, and well-being.
The MBSR program is modeled on the recognized curriculum used at the Stress Reduction Clinic at University of Massachusetts Medical School (Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, umassmed.edu).
The eight-week-long course is designed to teach participants how to take better care of themselves and participate fully in improving their health and quality of life.
The program involves experiential activities in mindfulness including: Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices. Gentle stretching and mindful movement. Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life. Individually tailored instruction. Daily home assignments. Four home practice CDs and a home practice workbook.
Oct 2-Nov 20, from 5-7pm in The Nest
Sue Wright is a CFM Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher, a Health and Physical Education Specialist, and a yoga and Tai Chi for Arthritis instructor in the Colorado Springs area. She received a M.Ed. in Kinesiology and Physical Education from the University of Maine and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2002. Sue has been honored as a National Association of Sports and Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Colorado Fuel Up to Play 60 School Advisor of the Year, and Rockingham County Teacher of the Year.
Sue is an advocate for wellness and promotes healthy lifestyles for adults, children, and families in the Pikes Peak area. She teaches MBSR interventions for adults, restorative yoga, and mindfulness tools for children.