1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location Duke Integrative Medicine
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a method of meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with stress.
Offered at Duke since 1998, our program challenges participants to practice present-moment awareness, deep relaxation, and gentle movement. Through these techniques, a person learns to discover and observe his or her reactions to life’s stressors and to choose how to respond. With practice, one can apply these skills to everyday situations and connect more fully with oneself, loved ones, and the life one is living.
MBSR can help people cope with medical problems, job or family-related stress, and anxiety and depression. The majority of participants report lasting decreases in both physical and psychological symptoms. Pain levels improve, and people learn to cope better with pain that may not go away. Most people also report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with stressful situations.
Can’t come to an onsite class every week? Consider MBSR Distance Learning!
Early Registration Deadline: June 9, 2023
Last Day to Register: July 5, 2023
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Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about physical access should contact us before the program starts.
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