Program Details

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


with Norma Harris
October 2 / 7:00 PM - November 20 / 9:00 PM

8 Weeks and a Day: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Stress is a part of life. But stress that is unregulated can interfere with health, prevent recovery from sickness, and rob us of energy and feelings of well-being.  This program, originally designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Sake Santorelli of the University of Massachusetts, is the one upon which numerous research studies have been conducted. The mindfulness practices taught, if practiced on a daily basis, have been proven to reduce stress and enhance quality of life. Becoming mindful of our movements, thinking, emotions, and communicating results in greater awareness of who we are. Mindfulness brings insight into how we presently relate to stress and to life. Choices that never occurred to us before become apparent. Rather than focusing on our pain and our fear of not getting what we want, we begin to remember (or maybe recognize for the first time) what it’s like to feel good about being alive.

You are invited to attend a free one hour class where this program is introduced: Wednesday, September 25th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Classes begin Wednesday October 2nd and run for the next eight Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:15 pm. You are encouraged be able and willing to attend most if not all sessions. You must be able to attend an eight hour day of silence on Saturday, October 26th. 

Class Maximum: 12 Participants

Norma Harris, MA, PhD, MA has engaged in mindfulness practices for 18 years. She is presently the Head of Practice at the Atlanta Shambhala Center. Norma  is a long time student of the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and other senior teachers in the Shambhala tradition. She has a Masters from Naropa University in Contemplative Psychotherapy and has studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Sake Santorelli. Norma is a three time cancer survivor.

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