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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Fall Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)

Aug 29, 2014 06:27PM

“You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of doing.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living

Beginning Saturday, September 13th, Meditation Teacher Al Rapaport will be leading an eight-week MBSR course in Melbourne. The program consists of eight weekly 2.5-hour classes from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and a one-day silent retreat between the sixth and seventh sessions on a Sunday.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, originally developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical Center, can enhance participant’s abilities to relax, reduce anger, decrease anxiety, cope with chronic pain, find balance, clarity and stability, and live in the moment.

The sessions will provide you with guided instruction in non-sectarian mindful meditation practices, gentle stretching, group dialogue and mindful communication exercises. All attendees will receive home practice materials, including CDs and a workbook.

Location for the series will be Open Mind Zen Center, 878 Sarno Rd, Melbourne. For more information or to register, contact Al Rapaport at 321- 427-3511 or email [email protected]

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