Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a course designed to help students cultivate their own mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness is a way of waking up to your life, of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life. It is a way of doing something for yourself that only you can do—consciously working with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges of daily life.
By enrolling in MBSR, you will have the opportunity to learn the following:
· Practical methods for focusing your attention
· Coping skills to improve your ability to handle stressful situations
· To increase awareness of the interconnectedness of mind and body in health and illness
· Gentle body-focused conditioning exercises to strengthen and release muscle tension
· To cultivate greater balance in your life
The class schedule consists of 8 weekly classes of 2 hours each and one 5 hour day of mindfulness. There are over 20 total hours of instruction.
This course is modeled on MBSR developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This program has been taught for over 30 years and research indicates efficacy in a range of areas of both physical and mental distress.
Nicolette Sachs, course instructor, has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to approximately 150 students during the past 9 years. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nicolette has sustained a private practice in Flagstaff for 16 years.
There will be a free orientation session held on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, from 6:00-7:30pm. The full course begins on Tuesday, August 28th, 6:00pm-8:00pm. The course will go for 8 consecutive weeks. The Day of Mindfulness is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th. The cost for the 8 weekly classes, including the day of mindfulness and course materials, is $250.00.
The course location is: Music Together, 2708 N. 4th St., Suite A-6, Flagstaff (located in the Knoles Village Center off 4th Street).
Please contact Nicolette at (928) 526-1961 or nssachs@ gmail.com with any questions, to sign up for the orientation, and to reserve your place in this class.
Nicolette Sachs, LCSW
The Stress Reduction Clinic @ Mountain Waves Healing Arts
2323 E. Greenlaw Lane, Suite 10
Flagstaff, AZ 86004