Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

with Jon Aaron

Tuesdays, September 19th – November 14th, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:00pm

Please note:  Required Orientation is Tuesday, September 12th (free)
Plus one daylong class on Saturday, October 28th, from 10am – 5pm

Program Fee: $450-$600 based on sliding scale

Mindfulness is the purposeful act of paying attention to the present moment. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a specific curriculum that teaches mindfulness and how to incorporate it into our daily lives so we can cope effectively with stress in a more open and easeful way. Over 32 years of research indicates that MBSR practitioners experience lasting decreases in physical and psychological problems, and are able to live life with more vitality and enjoyment.

MBSR has helped thousands of people decrease the effects of short and long term stress in their lives. In this course, individuals will learn:

• Practical coping skills to improve your ability to handle stressful situations

• Gentle full body conditioning exercises to strengthen the body and release muscular tension

• To become increasingly aware of the interplay of mind and body in health and illness

• Methods for being physically and mentally relaxed and at ease

The course is highly participatory and requires a commitment to attendance and daily practice.

Jon Aaron is a certified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and has facilitated over 40 MBSR courses. He a co-founding member of the New York Mindfulness Meditation Collaborative, a teacher at NY Insight Meditation Center and the co-guiding teacher of the Havurah at the JCC of Manhattan. A graduate of the Foundations in Contemplative Care program at the Zen Center, he is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

Jon has given workshops and classes for a diversity of individuals and organizations, such as the New York Open Center, Physicians Reciprocal Insurance Cooperation, ABC Broadcasting, NBC Universal, Beth Israel Medical Center, NYU Medical School and the 92nd St Y.