Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body approach to living that assists us in relating to our experiences with greater serenity and clarity. It involves paying attention to the present moment in a way that can increase awareness and effectively mobilize our own inner resources to cope, heal and grow.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), an 8-week course in mindful living, was developed in the late 70’s by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. MBSR has been found to positively and often profoundly affect participants’ ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life more fully.

Over two decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete the MBSR curriculum report:

*Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms

*Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

*An increased ability to relax and cope with stressful situations

*Improved self-esteem

*Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain

Over the duration of the course, MBSR participants are introduced to the key principles of mindfulness, provided with instruction for formal and informal practices, and engage in short talks and discussions. With a commitment to involvement, both within and outside of class, participants are pointed towards practices that integrate mindfulness into their daily life.

The 8-week program includes:

*8 weekly, 2 hr sessions

*A 6-hour retreat

*Audio recordings to guide home practice

*Weekly reading materials

Free Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 
Monday, January 14th
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Reserve your seat for the Free Introduction here.

8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course*
Monday evenings, January 28th – March 18th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(course includes a 6-hour retreat on Saturday, March 9th)

*attendance at a Free Introduction to MBSR or a private consultation with the instructor is required to register for the 8-week course

Fee: $400/person or $700/couple

All offerings will be located at:
KC Yoga Kula
Kansas City, MO

Contact amy@mindfulheartland.com for more information

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