Course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness is not something that you have to "get" or acquire. It is already within you - a deep internal resource available and patiently waiting to be released and used in the service of learning, growing, and healing.
Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center is pleased to partner with the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Mindfulness to offer this course. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course, founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, has been featured in the Bill Moyers' PBS documentary Healing and The Mind, on NBC Dateline, on ABC's Chronicle and in various national print media. It is the subject of Jon Kabat-Zinn's best selling book, Full Catastophe Living and Saki Santorelli's book, Heal Thy Self. Since its inception, more than 20,000 people have completed the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course and learned how to use thier innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress, pain, an illness. The central focus of the Course is intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges/adventures of everyday life.