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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)

Jan 02, 2016 11:15AM

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, originator of MBSR

Beginning Saturday, February 6th, Meditation Teacher Al Rapaport will be leading an eight-week MBSR course in Melbourne. The program consists of eight weekly 2.5 - 3 hour classes beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and a one-day silent retreat. Many who have taken the training have reported: greater ability to cope with chronic pain and other difficulties, significant increase in ability to work with anxiety and stress, more energy and more ability to experience joy in life, increased awareness and clarity of mind, opening of the heart and more acceptance of self and others and experiencing more forgiveness and patience.

The sessions will provide participants 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. MBSR does not conflict with any religious teaching. This is the only program of its type in the Melbourne area, and is currently only being offered once a year.

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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