The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, initially created by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD* in 1979, helps those suffering from chronic physical and emotional pain and illnesses that western medicine is ill-equipped to deal with. Participants learn how to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness. MBSR has supported and empowered tens of thousands of people to-date.
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to address an individual’s well being, chronic pain and medical conditions. Here are just a few benefits:
Our Upcoming Course
The upcoming 8-week course takes place on Wednesdays, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning February 22 through April 12, 2017, with a daylong session on Sunday, April 2nd 10am – 4pm.
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About The Instructor: Amy Hephner, MPH
Amy is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.
She came to MBSR in 2006, seeking tools to assist with her health and well-being. The long hours at her computer and self-imposed demands of being a perfectionist were taking a toll. Amy suffered chronic low back pain from an assault in college, had sleep disturbances, her thyroid had given out 2 years prior from work stress which resulted in her gaining over 30 pounds in 3 months (leading to more body pain) and the final straw, she began suffering from new chronic neck and arm pain.
Amy dabbled with meditation in her 20s to help with sleep issues, but MBSR was different. The formal course gave her the means necessary to build a long term, sustainable mindfulness practice. She has experienced first-hand the benefits of decreased pain, increased coping mechanisms and a more positive outlook on life from her practice. She is proof meditation works!
Amy feels she is truly utilizing her Master’s in Public Health, two decades later, by sharing the gift of mindfulness with others.