Up to 26 CE or CPE credits are available to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group.
CE/CPE Credit: Up to 26 credit hours
Learning Level: Introductory
Course Type: Live Program
WHAT IS MBSR?
MBSR is a program based on the practice of mindfulness. The key to mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness that enables you to respond with greater clarity, stability and understanding to life’s stressors, rather than reacting in unhealthy ways.
Pioneered in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979, MBSR is highly respected in the medical community, with classes in over 200 hospitals nationwide. Research has proven MBSR to be an evidence-based treatment modality for a number of different maladies, including chronic pain, hypertension, cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders.
Over the past 15 years, medical training centers (for physicians, occupational therapists, and nurses) have begun to incorporate MBSR in their training curricula. However, many hospital staff members have not received MBSR training in their graduate programs. Participation in the MBSR program assists healthcare professionals in becoming more aware of the specifics of mindfulness practices (thereby facilitating their ability to make appropriate client referrals) while also enhancing their innate ability to cope with stress in general (e.g. stressful client load, challenging clients, personal stressors).
The program consists of eight weekly two and 1/2 hour classes, and a one-day silent retreat (on a weekend). Participants who complete the course can enhance their ability to relax, focus, improve performance, reduce anger, cope with chronic pain, live in the moment, find balance, clarity and stability, and access inner resources of strength and wisdom.
MBSR Learning Objectives