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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Info Session

Start/End Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name JG 940

Mindfulness meditation is a technique of focus, calm and insight, in which the resources and wisdom of the body and mind are used to learn how to cope effectively with stress and to be more fully present in each moment of our lives. It is also a skill that can be learned. Polly Wheat, MD (CUMC) and Jane Fried (CUMC) will introduce the seven-week MBSR course. In the course, participants observe how stress unfolds in their lives, their responses to it, and how mindfulness practice ameliorates it. Participants learn and practice a variety of stress reduction techniques, including mindful movement incorporating gentle yoga postures, and will also receive guided meditation CDs. Alongside the meditation practice, the classes incorporate group discussions centering on the experiences working with mindfulness meditation practices. A schedule for the course will be outlined. Contact: wellness@law.columbia.edu.