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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
May 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 20, 2020
Join Grace Farms Foundation for an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course taught by Dr. Brandon Nappi, founder and Executive Director of Copper Beech Institute. The course will provide participants with the tools to help cultivate greater mindfulness in their day-to-day lives. A contemplative practice, mindfulness helps to awaken your senses, expand your capacity for presence, and come into greater awareness of yourself and your connectedness to others. This course is open to people at any level of contemplative experience, including beginners.
Benefits of MBSR include:
Increased well-being and happiness
Less stress and anxiety
Strengthened immune system
Less emotional reactivity
Greater focus and cognitive flexibility
Greater empathy and compassion
Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain
The course will be held from 7 – 9:30 pm on Wednesdays from April 1 through May 20, with a full-day retreat held on Saturday, May 9 from 10 am – 5 pm. An orientation via video conference call will be held prior to the start of the course on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 pm.