Mindfulness based stress reduction (Adapted for LGBTQ people)
Chronic health challenges...
Major life changes...
Stress is a part of daily life, but it doesn’t have to run the way we live.
What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an empowering multi-week course at Mazzoni Center that has been adpated speciffically with LGBTQ people in mind. In an LGBT-supportive setting, learn mindfulness-based skills and habits that help you cope with life’s challenges by discovering how to focus the mind and to use self-awareness to make choices that support well-being.
Course fee is sliding scale and includes instruction, workbook, meditation audio recordings, and on-going individual support.
Among the practices we explore in this workshop are:
• Breath Awareness
• Body Awareness
• Mindful Eating
• Mindful Walking
• Mindful Communicating
• And others
Course Length: 9 weeks
Days and Times: Thursdays, April 4 – May 30, 2019, 6:00-8:15 pm
Location: 1348 Bainbridge Street.
Free Introduction Sessions:
- NEW TIME Thursday, March 7, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm
- March 21 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm
More about Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a skill we can incorporate into nearly every aspect of our daily life to cope with stress, help us see our lives more clearly, and make the kind of conscious choices that are more self-affirming and supportive of our physical and mental well-being. Studies conducted by Thomas Jefferson University have demonstrated that mindfulness is effective in reducing chronic pain, medical symptoms, anxiety and depression. Other studies have proven stress reduction to be helpful in treating sleep disorders, high blood pressure, heart disease and asthma.
Robert Pileggi, MSS, LCSW, has trained for more than a decade to help people navigate life’s challenges, transitions, and relationships. Robert has been practicing and teaching meditation for 15 years, and has taught MBSR for the public and in clinical research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Robert trained to teach MBSR through the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University and the Center for Mindfulness at UC San Diego.