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Mindfullness Practices for Stress Reduction


  • Evalyn Sadlier Jones YMCA 8301 Potter Park Drive Sarasota, FL, 34238 United States (map)

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating an accepting awareness in day-to-day life.  Jon Kabat-Zinn introduced mindfulness into mainstream western medicine in 1979 with the course “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” (MBSR). Since then, MBSR studies have demonstrated positive changes in the brain, correlated with greater emotional balance, compassion, and genuine happiness. Also reported is improved physical and mental well-being, as well as the ability to buffer stressful experiences when they occur. In these classes, you will practice several of the forms of mindfulness meditation taught in the MBSR course. The content and practices are valuable for the novice meditator and for those with some meditation experience.

Instructor: Nancy Saum, MS, RN, AHN-BC, is a certified holistic nurse and has completed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training with faculty from the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.

NOVEMBER 6-DECEMBER 12 (6-WEEKS)
TUESDAYS 10:15-11:15AM (Welch Family Center.)

$50 members / $80 non-members

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Later Event: November 6
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