Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at UNF for Health Care Providers
On 10 April 2019, Social Work, Mental Health and Health-related fields students and providers met at University of North Florida for a brown bag discussion about MBSR.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Dr. Blice-Baum is available to teach the full MBSR course. Please contact us for more information and fees.
MBSR, an evidence-based treatment modality, has been taught and practiced throughout the world to help reduce pain, stress and improve the lives of many by teaching participants to respond to life stressors with greater clarity and wisdom, rather than reacting in unhealthy ways.
This structured eight-week course includes an hour and a half pre-course orientation and a six hour silent retreat between weeks 6 and 7. Participants incorporate a variety of mindfulness practices such as body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation and more. Each class includes experiential mindfulness learning. and delves into the scientific basis of mindfulness meditation. The goal is for you to use the various mindfulness practices in daily life. Up to 27.5 CE credits are available to health care professionals at an additional cost and may be purchased through the International Seminars Group (once course is confirmed).
Participants will complete a pre-orientation survey available through the instructor prior to the orientation. The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at UMASS is the home of MBSR.
Optional: Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Illness, and Pain, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
MBSR at The Players Senior Community Center – This course concluded in March 2019
A Special 8-Week MBSR Class began on January 24, 2019 at The Players Senior Community Center, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 and concluded in March 2019.