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Franciscan Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a life-skills practice that has been in existence for 25 years, will help you to pay attention to what is happening inside of you and around you. It will help keep your stress at a healthier level and is ideal for people living with anxiety and depression, cancer, heart disease, chronic pain, high blood pressure, sleep disorders and other ongoing conditions.

Although a part of our daily lives, when stress is not managed well, it can begin to negatively impact our work, sleep, play and eventually our overall health.

Do I need MBSR?

People who enroll in MBSR come for many different reasons, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • chronic pain
  • headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • sleep disturbances
  • gastrointestinal distress
  • heart conditions
  • cancer

It is also great for anyone looking for a renewed way of experiencing life!

NEW Franciscan Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

The MBSR Program, developed by neurologist John Wendt, MD, is based upon the work of Dr. John Kabat-Zinn, PhD. Dr. Wendt will lead this course that will teach you to practice these skills in your life. The course consists of a 1-hour orientation, eight 2.5-hour evening classes and a 1-day weekend retreat. All registrants will receive a course notebook and compact discs at the first full session, along with:

  • guided instruction on meditation, body scan and gentle hatha yoga
  • interactive class discussion and mindful communication
  • discussion of stress physiology
  • workbooks and CDs

View the class schedule and sign up online or by calling 1-888-825-3227.