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8-Week (MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Increase Resiliency. Reduce Stress. Transform Your Life.

This 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course teaches the principles and practice of mindfulness, leading to increased focus, self & situational awareness, and emotional regulation, while decreasing stress, improving well-being, and heightening effectiveness in all aspects of life. The MBSR curriculum was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center over 30 years ago, and research shows that eight weeks of MBSR training rewires your neural networks, reduces cortisol levels, improves cognition, memory & executive function, and results in extensive physiological benefits, creating a healthier, more resilient, productive and peaceful you.

This course’s experiential sessions teach the principles of MBSR through mixed modalities, including several types of mindfulness meditation, awareness-building activities, group inquiry and discussion, readings, and mindful movement. Casual or business attire is appropriate.

Over the course of the program, you’ll acquire a toolkit for integrating mindfulness into your daily life in a variety of ways, including becoming a mindful, compassionate leader. You’ll also learn about the neuroscience and scientific evidence behind mindfulness, stress reactivity and stress response cycles. The benefits include:

  • Reduced stress

  • Improved ability to shift your relationship to the stressors in life

  • Increased attentional control and focus

  • Enhanced productivity

  • Improved sleep patterns

  • Reduced anxiety

  • Increased ability to manage your emotions

  • Increased awareness—self and situational—to enhance your effectiveness and ability to lead strategically in life

  • Enhanced communication, active listening and collaboration skills

  • Improved relationships in your life

An intensive, experiential exploration of mindfulness, this MBSR course is especially recommended for those in high-pressure careers, anyone facing a significant life-changing event, care-takers or those struggling with chronic illness, or anyone seeking a more purpose-driven life.

Eight weekly, evening sessions, in group format; one full-day Saturday retreat; plus an invitation to practice daily. All course materials and supplies provided by Inseus. Led by Ashley Nelson, founder of Inseus and mindfulness teacher. Ashley is enrolled in UC San Diego’s Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute’s MBSR Teacher Certification Program, a certified hatha yoga instructor, and a Teacher In Training at Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.

Limited enrollment. Early registration recommended.

  • When: April 22–June 17, 2019

  • Schedule: Eight Monday evening classes April 22–June 17 (No Class on Memorial Day), 5:30 - 7:30 PM; one full-day retreat, Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • Where: 205 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

  • Tuition: $550 Normal Rate | $250 Student Rate

  • Upon registration, you will receive an application questionnaire via email

  • In person meeting and application review is part of the enrollment process

  • Please inquire about student rates, scholarships or payment by check

  • Questions? Email: Phone: 312 513 4006

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