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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
CE / CPE Information

Up to 26 CE or CPE credits are available to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group.

Note: For courses in which CE's are available an additional fee of $195 is charged during class registration when the CE option is selected. 

Late CE Registration must be completed no later than 5 pm the next business day after the class starts and will be assessed a $30 late fee.


  • Tim Burnett, Certified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness) OR
  • Richard Johnson, Qualified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness) OR
  • Karen Schwisow, Certified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness) OR
  • Cheryl Beighle, Qualified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness) OR
  • Beth Glosten, Qualified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness).

​CE/CPE Credit: Up to 26 credit hours

Target Audience:

  • Psychologists
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Clinical Social workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Nurses

Learning Level: Introductory

​Course Type: Live Program


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

Class 1
  1. Define mindfulness
  2. Summarize the history of the MBSR program in the United States
  3. Summarize a body scan meditation 
Class 2
  1. Practice body scan meditation in the classroom setting.
  2. Describe the role of perception and conditioning in the appraisal and assessment of stress
  3. Practice a mindful breathing meditation 
Class 3
  1. Practice a mindful walking meditation
  2. Practice a mindful yoga meditation
  3. Identify thoughts, feelings and body sensations experienced during pleasant events calendar home practice
Class 4
  1. Practice a mindful standing yoga routine
  2. Identify thoughts, feelings and body sensations experienced during unpleasant events calendar home practice
  3. Discuss the physiological and psychological bases of stress reactivity
Class 5
  1. Practice a 40-minute sitting meditation
  2. List common behaviors used to cope with stress
  3. Describe how mindfulness makes it possible to respond versus react to stress
Class 6
  1. Practice a mindful yoga routine
  2. Practice a 40-minute sitting meditation
  3. List 3 strategies for dealing with stressful communications
Silent Retreat
  1. Practice a mindful yoga meditation
  2. Practice a sitting meditation
  3. Practice walking meditation
  4. Practice mindful eating
  5. Practice "noting" meditation
  6. Practice a loving-kindness meditation 
Class 7
  1. Practice a “yoga choices” exercise
  2. Practice a 40-minute sitting meditation
  3. Practice a "changing seats" exercise
Class 8
  1. Practice a body scan meditation
  2. Practice a 30-minute open awareness meditation
  3. Discuss ways of incorporating mindfulness in everyday life

This highly participatory, supportive, and structured program will provide you with:
  • Guided instruction in mindful meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Daily home assignments
  • Home practice materials
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