Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course for Parkinson's - Spring 2023

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course for Parkinson's - Spring 2023

Join our course for people with Parkinson's based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program developed at UMass Medical Center.

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  • 49 days 2 hours
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Stress is common in Parkinson's. If you're experiencing stress, you may benefit from our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. This course is based on the national model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Decades of published research shows that those who complete the course report reductions in pain, fatigue, anxiety and sleep disturbance and an overall increase in quality of life.

This 8-week MBSR course will meet online for two hours every Tuesday from 4-6pm PT starting April 4 through May 23, 2023. Classes include meditation instruction and practice, group discussions and educational presentations on the relationships between mindfulness, stress, and wellness. Classes may include very gentle yoga postures. Participants will receive course materials via email to the email address provided at registration.

The cost to cover the fee for the course instructor is $160/person. However subsidized tuition is available in the ticket options. Please pay what you can to help us provide this course at an affordable rate to everyone in our community. If you are unable to pay a subsidized tuition amount, please email us at info@briangrant.org for scholarship opportunities.

The course will be taught by Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, E-RYT. Learn more about Kimberly at mindfulyogaworks.com.

The hope is that participants can complete the MBSR course at a point in their life where they are supported and able to gain full benefit from the mindfulness practices. There are some conditions that participants are encouraged to be under the care of a mental health professional and potentially delay entering an MBSR program. If you are currently in therapy, we do recommend that you speak to your therapist about your intention to participate in an 8-week course.

Questions? Email us at info@briangrant.org.