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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Distance Learning

Is this the same program that Jon Kabat-Zinn does?

Yes, our program is based on the program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass , and all of our instructors have studied with him or other nationally recognized mindfulness instructors.

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What is the cost of the course?

The course registration fee is $395.00.  If you register by the noted early registration deadline qualify for a discount. Duke Affiliates qualify for a 15% discount at the time of their registration. This discount is not eligible to be combined with the early registration discount. Duke Affiliates are defined as Duke Employees, Duke Registered Volunteers, and Duke Students. The registration fee includes access to a online course site containing weekly support material and audio tracks with guided meditations, and eight instructor-led telephonic sessions.  ...

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What kind of mindfulness practices are used in the program?

  • Awareness of Breathing - simple focus on breath, observing thoughts without being caught up in them.
  • Body Scan – a way of discovering embodiment -what it means to live in and with the physical body by becoming more aware of the sensations in the different parts and regions of the body.
  • Walking Meditation – Walking as a way of meditating.
  • Mindful Yoga – Nurture awareness of the body while moving through a series of gentle stretches.
  • Loving Kindness – Projecting feelings of friendliness and
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What are the risks associated with taking MBSR?

If you are unable to do yoga or movement practices because of a physical limitation the instructors will work with you and help you find another posture.  The yoga is very gentle and its main focus is on stretching and awareness of the breath during movement.  You are also not obligated at any time to engage in any practice you feel may be uncomfortable or unsafe. It is a common experience for many participants in the early weeks of the course ...

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Is there homework?

You are asked to do home practice- i.e. meditating on your own 45-60 minutes, daily, and reading from the weekly online readings between the call-in sessions.

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