I addition to individual therapy, I offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes in the community. MBSR an 8-week evidence-based group program that focuses on the progressive acquisition of mindfulness. The program includes weekly group meetings, home practice, instruction, and a day-long guided retreat. To fully benefit from this program, you will need to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily home assignments. If you are unable to make it to a class in the community, I can tailor the curriculum to fit into individual sessions.
Mindfulness practitioners learn how to pay attention on purpose by practicing specially developed mindfulness meditation practices & mindful movements. MBSR has been found to benefit some individuals dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, stress, fatigue, anger, headaches, high blood pressure, sleep problems, and more, however, mindfulness takes practice and commitment and is not a ‘cure’. Being mindful can make it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, help you become fully engaged in activities, and create a greater capacity to deal with adverse events. Many MBSR graduates report greater resiliency and deeper self-compassion.
MBSR has been a remarkably transformative force in my own life, and I am an avid practitioner. I love sharing the practice with others, and look forward to answering any questions you may have. I am enrolled in the Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute at UC San Diego, and have completed their intensive teacher training program. I continue to work with mentors to deepen my own understanding and practice. Check this page for new classes. Next series:
When: Sundays January 15th to March 12th 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
One day retreat February 26th 9am – 3 pm (retreat location TBA)
$300 for 8-week series (sliding scale available; please inquire)
Location: Vibrant Studios 1532 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201