Mindfulness isn't just a buzzword. It's proven to help reduce stress, chronic pain and a range of other life issues. Stress can become overwhelming and when left unmanaged compromises the overall health of one's body. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) gives you proven techniques for living in the present and reducing the worries and fears that cause unnecessary stress. Learn the science and application of mind-body medicine to promote resilience and healing. This course gets rave reviews from participants!
Our 8-week MBSR course is based on the highly acclaimed program of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Improve your focus, combat stress and become more resilient to unpredictable life events.
Silent Retreat Day
A silent retreat day is part of the MBSR curriculum and included in the price. The silent retreat is an opportunity to deepen your formal practice in a safe and supportive environment. We will practice all of the formal meditations we've offered in class (sitting, walking, body scan) as well as a few others. We will also offer a mindful movement practice and an opportunity to practice mindful eating. This can be seen as a time for you to focus on caring for yourself. Bring comfortable clothes and an open mind (no cell phones, please). Please bring a water bottle and an afternoon snack. Tea and coffee will be available.
Retreat Date: TBD
Susan Brock Wilkes, PhD, is a psychologist, university professor, and award-winning instructor. A certified spiritual director and trained MBSR/MSC teacher, Susan has presented nationally as well as for a variety of local nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Susan is highly regarded in the Mindfulness community and beyond. She is also a past President of Chrysalis and co-editor of Words for the Journey.
Sherry Klauer currently holds certifications in yoga, personal training, group fitness, coaching and is pursuing certification in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction). Sherry dove into mind/body wellness after her daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009. She learned how to manage her anxiety surrounding the diagnosis through exercise, nutrition and practicing mindfulness.
Wednesdays from July 11 to August 29
213 Roseneath Rd.
Richmond, VA 23221