Upstream Mindfulness is committed to supporting the growing community of mindfulness practitioners. We are pleased to announce our Winter 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses. Space is limited so plan to register early.
New year, new perspective! NOW is a good time to establish new habits to help prevent the overwhelm, anxiety, and burnout than can result from trying to manage things the way you have always done — and expecting different results.
Whether you are facing the demands of your job, caring for your family members or others, managing stress that accompanies transitions, facing physical or emotional challenges — or any combination of these — mindfulness can help you meet them all with greater stability and enhanced well-being.
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is the acknowledged gold standard in the field of modern mindfulness training because of its long-standing, ongoing scientific foundation and its rigorous certification standards for its teachers.
Participation in an Orientation Session is free of charge, but required for admission into the MBSR course. You may choose to attend any one of the five Orientation Sessions offered, regardless of the date of the course for which you register.
Orientation Session (required)
Thursday, December 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm MST
Tuesday, January 1, 5:00 - 6:30 pm MST
Wednesday, January 2, 7:00 - 8:30 pm MST
Thursday, January 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm MST
@ Mayu Meditation Co-op, Denver, CO:
Wednesday, January 2, 9:30 - 11:00 am MST___________________________________
Winter 2019 MBSR Course Options:
Live Online (via Zoom video conferencing)
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm MST
Dates: January 8 - February 26___________________________________
Mayu Meditation Co-op
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm MST
Dates: January 9 - February 27
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm MST
All courses include an all-day, off-site retreat on Saturday, February 9. On-line participants may join on-site or online.
We are delighted to offer this quarter’s retreat in the beautiful surroundings of the Black Forest at La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Colorado Springs.
Course fee: $495 by check or credit card. Payment plans available.
This 8-week MBSR course includes:
- 30 hours of expert instruction
- Guided meditation recordings and class manual
- An all-day, off-site retreat
- Complimentary access to future Upstream MBSR all-day retreats to help you maintain your practice and connect with fellow MBSR graduates
- Access to two Qualified Teachers of MBSR to address your specific questions and help you develop your own personal, sustainable mindfulness practice
How does MBSR work?
The MBSR course is an in-depth, eight-week program that helps you train your brain to respond to painful or stressful stimuli in ways that alleviate suffering. Through practices of meditation, gentle yoga, and breathing exercises, and with the support of experienced instructors, an MBSR course can help you change your relationship to pain and stress to find healing and relief.
Can mindfulness help me?
MBSR is proven to be effective in helping people who suffer from many challenges including:
- Chronic pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Work, family, emotional stress
- Eating disturbances
- Heart disease
For more information on mindfulness:
“Changing Your Life Through Meditation" by Dan Harris, ABC News" (3 minutes)
"An Introduction to Mindfulness" produced by the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical School (9 minutes)
About the Instructors:
Elizabeth Perryman, PhD, and Jill Zastko are Qualified MBSR Teachers trained through the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.