This spring's mindfulness-based stress reduction program is cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back soon for information about our summer program.
The mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program at Rush involves eight weekly 2 and 1/2 hour classes and one all-day weekend session.
Through guided instruction and group dialogue, you will learn a variety of mindfulness meditation practices. To help you use these skills in everyday life, you will receive a home practice manual and guided meditation recordings.
Benefits of MBSR
Evidence supports the importance of the mind-body connection. Research studies have shown this program to have the following benefits:
- Stress reduction for acute or everyday stressors
- Managing acute or chronic illness, including chronic pain
- Increasing mental focus
- Helping you play an active role in your own health and well-being
What is MBSR?
Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to what is happening in your life in a nonreactive way.
More than 30 years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, developed the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program using meditative techniques to rediscover and cultivate this ability that is present in every person.