Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Adapted for LGBTQ people)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an empowering 8-week course, Thursdays from May 3 – June 21, 2018. Sessions will take place at 1348 Bainbridge Street from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Course fee is sliding scale and includes 8 weeks of instruction, workbook, meditation audio recordings, and on-going individual support.
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.
Among the practices we explore in this workshop are:
• Breath Awareness
• Body Awareness
• Mindful Eating
• Mindful Walking
• Mindful Communicating
• And others
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.
Bob Pileggi has trained for more than a decade to help people navigate life’s challenges, transitions, and relationships. Bob has been practicing and teaching meditation for 12 years, and is currently enrolled in a social work master’s degree program at Bryn Mawr College.