The Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction Course

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What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction?

Each moment is an opportunity to practice skillful means. This allows us to prevent relapse into past behaviors that have resulted in non-beneficial outcomes and to select behaviors that permit full engagement in our lives. Mindfulness meditation is the path to achieve these skills.

This course in conscious living is didactic and experiential. The course includes the following: guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and mindful yoga, individually tailored instruction, inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life, group dialogue, daily home assignments, and a set of four CDs to facilitate your practice at home.

There have been a number of research studies that support the efficacy of MBSR on reducing medical and psychological symptoms across a wide range of medical diagnoses, including various chronic pain conditions.

Who should take the course?

Most people can benefit from learning to live in the here and now. People take the course for diverse reasons which include, but are not limited to, stress (job, family or financial), chronic pain and illness, anxiety and panic, recurrent depression, GI distress, sleep disturbances, fatigue, high blood pressure and headaches.

People are sent to the course by their doctors, therapists or they are self-referred. Many enroll because, although they are feeling well physically, they say the pace of their lives is “out of control.”

Who teaches the course?

Jennifer Gordon is a licensed clinical social worker. She is co-founder of The Vermont Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Jennifer received formal training in MBSR through a professional internship program at the Center For Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She has attended an extended retreat in the Vipassana tradition of meditation and has been practicing yoga for over ten years.

Where is the course?

 The course is held at One Kennedy Drive in South Burlington.

What is the Cost?

The cost of the course is $300, which is comprised of the $30 fee for the CDs and then $30 for each of the nine sessions.

How do I sign up?

(Click here to download the course application)

For more information contact Jennifer Gordon at 802- 651-8999.