The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course* teaches a variety of meditation techniques that will increase your ability to manage stress and regulate emotions, attention and behavior. It will help you to change the negative and confusing thought patterns and emotional reactivity that often accompany stress. You will learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress, find more effective ways to respond to stressful situations, and discover how to use your own inner resources to find greater health and well-being.

Spring 2017 Dates:

  • The intro class will be held Monday, February 6 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
  • The 8-week course will run on Mondays from February 13 to April 10 from 5:30 – 7:45 pm.
  • The full day retreat will be on Saturday, April 1 from 10 am – 4 pm.

To register for an MBSR class go to services.rec.rutgers.edu.
If you have any issues registering, call the Werblin Rec Center office at 848-445-0462.

Three People In Circle

Each week participants will learn a new way to apply mindfulness awareness to their lives and are encouraged to practice the skills at home. During the classes participants discuss how they apply the practices to their own lives at school, work and in relationships as well as the challenges they encounter.

 

This 8-week course comprises of:

  • 8 weekly sessions, 1.5-2.5 hours

  • 1 full day silent retreat between Session 6 and 7

Among the mindfulness meditation practices you will learn are:

  • Awareness of breath

  • Body Scan

  • Mindful walking

  • Mindful movement aka gentle yoga

  • Mindful eating

  • Loving kindness

In addition to the guided meditations provided by this class you may also want to explore other guided mindfulness meditations. Below are additional, FREE resources:

*The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since that time numerous research articles have shown that the intensive training provided by MBSR helps people to better handle stress, have an improved quality of life (Brown et al, 2003; Reibel et al, 2001), and to manage chronic medical conditions (Niazi & Niazi, 2011).