Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a experiential learning program based on the core principle of mindfulness.
The program is offered in a group setting and guided by a skilled MBSR instructor as the curriculum unfolds over 8 weeks. The class meets once a week from 2 to 2 ½ hours and is a combination of mindfulness practices, group sharing of experience with practice, and exploration of topics such as mindfulness, stress, and communication. There is an All Day of practice that usually occurs between the 6th and 7th week of the 8-week program. In addition to the hours of practice in a supportive classroom environment guided by a professionally trained MBSR instructor, each participant is encouraged to engage in daily mindfulness practice between classes to foster the development of the new habit of mindfulness.