New MBSR Course Begins, Free Orientation
05 September 2012 7:00 pm
Mindfulness Care Center
New Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
9-Week Course Begins Wednesday September 5th 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
First Class is a Free Orientation Open For Anyone To Attend
Increase your ability to cope with stressful situations, improve self-esteem, feel more alive, calmer and renew your enthusiasm for life and work.
The course is designed to teach mind and body awareness techniques that allow for living with more ease in dealing with daily stress, anxieties, physical ailments and emotional symptoms due to anxiety, unresolved trauma and/or illness. The program is based on the methods of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D who was featured on the Bill Moyers’ special, “Healing And The Mind.”
Course Content: Through lectures, exercises and group discussions participants learn about habituated reactions to stress related anxieties and how to change their response.
"Mindfulness teaches us how to approach life and stress related anxieties skillfully."
Areas of difficulty we may notice:
Depression, Irritability, Worry/Grief , Panic, Chronic Pain, Stress, Frustration, Burn-out, Anxiousness, Headaches/Migraines, Fatigue, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Psoriasis, Job and/or Family Stress, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Disturbances, Inability to deal with Illness and other Stressors.
Participants of the program report:
*Increased ability to cope with stressful situations and less anxious.
*Coping better with illness, chronic pain and decrease in physical and emotional/psychological symptoms.
*Improved self-esteem…more positive outlook and enthusiasm for life.
Course Fee: $295.00 + 55.00 for class materials. Includes workbook, two CD’s and copy of “Full Catastrophe Living” by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
*Full and partial Scholarships are available for approved applicants.
Class Schedule: 9-Wednesdays Beginning May 9th to July 11th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Daylong Session: Sunday, October 21st 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rik Center is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Mindfulness Care Center. He’s a Somatic Experiencing Stress and Trauma Counselor/Practitioner, Mindfulness Stress Reduction & Meditation Teacher plus he serves as a Buddhist/Interfaith Chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital. His private practice focuses on healing high levels of stress, unresolved traumatic anxiety and PTSD along with offering grief and spiritual counseling sessions. Rik is part of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner’s Program and leads a weekly Tuesday evening meditation at the MCC.
Registration and/or further information: email: email@example.com or call 415.503.1971 / 415.786.5456
Testimonial: "Working with Rik has brought me a new dimension in body awareness. No longer the repository for a lifetime of illness and trauma. I find my body is more a partner in dealing with the difficulties in life. Rik is a gifted teacher, therapist and practitioner. I’m grateful to have worked with him"…CP