The “STRESS REDUCTION Through MINDFUL LIVING” course at the Sari Center (ongoing since 2010) is modeled after the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness’ Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.

Today, over 850 medical institutions use the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) model to help patients. The MBSR course can benefit anyone who wishes to better cope with health challenges, life changes, stress and cope with the fast pace of modern life. A growing body of scientific research suggests that MBSR programs significantly benefit a wide range of participants, from those suffering with chronic physical and mental illness, to those looking to enhance resiliency, compassion and productivity. This program is open to anyone interested in improving their health, well-being and Wholeness.

Participants will be guided through, and learn to practice, seated meditation, body awareness meditation and moving meditation (gentle yoga-stretching, walking) while exploring mindfulness in one’s daily life. They learn to become aware of their surroundings and how to find balance and peace of mind. Recognizing their inner wisdom, participants develop an attitude of mindfulness, which includes purposefully accepting situations in a composed, curious and non-judgmental manner.