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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Distance Learning

Do you accept children in the course?

No.  This MBSR program is not appropriate for young children or adolescents.

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Are there religious aspects to mindfulness meditation that conflict with my own practice?

No.  The practices and techniques Jon Kabat-Zinn distilled for MBSR are designed to be neutral and approachable for all individuals, regardless of their chosen spiritual practice.  People from a variety of backgrounds have enrolled in MBSR.

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What if I miss a class?

Please be sure to arrange your schedule as best you can to minimize the chance you may miss a session. If you need to miss a session there is not a make-up option available, but you will have access to reading and materials online that will keep you up to speed until you are able to rejoin your class the following week.  You may also feel free to check in with your instructor if you have any questions about the missed ...

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Are continuing education credits available?

No continuing education credits are available for this course. If you are taking this course for reasons of professional development, a record of attendance verifying your participation can be provided upon request.

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Does insurance cover this?

The MBSR program is an educational program not a clinical service, and so is not eligible for insurance coverage from most companies.  If you are referred to the program by a doctor you may be able to file for reimbursement, but it is up to you to negotiate with your insurance company.  Supporting documentation to verify your attendance (receipts, letters of description of service from Duke Integrative Medicine, ect.) is available on request.

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