Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


Mindfulness 8-Week Course

MBSR is an educational offering designed to enhance our innate human capacity for mindful, wholehearted awareness. This interactive, engaging, practical program is grounded in practices that enable you recognize habitual patterns of reaction. Responding intentionally instead of reacting emotionally becomes a possibility. Participants may discover long-held emotional and behavioral patterns that create unnecessary stress. These reactive patterns are often the basis of mental, physical and spiritual disease and suffering. As insights arise through self-observation, an increased sense of stability, kindness, compassion, and joy emerges.
This life-affirming program includes: Guided mindfulness practices, Gentle movement and mindful yoga, Activities to cultivate greater awareness in everyday life, Group dialogue and support (but not therapy), Daily home practices, and Supporting materials.

Next Class: Tuesdays, August 15, 2017 through October 3, 2017
Information Sessions: Tuesdays, August 1 or August 8 at 4:00 pm
All Day Silent Retreat: Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am until 3:30 pm.
Class Location: All classes will meet in Heritage Hall at Shallowford Presbyterian Church.
Course Tuition: $260

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A Mindfulness Refresher Course

A 21 Day Journey of Mindful Connection, Renewal, and Support.

MBSR Alums and Mindfulness Meditation practitioners: Let’s recommit to waking up to the fullness of life by “being the change you wish to see in the world.” Never has there been a more important time to join together as a community of practice through a 21 day journey of mindful connection, renewal and support! 21 days can create a habit! If you’d like to reinvigorate or deepen your personal practice and your capacity for kindness, compassion, and peace that passes understanding, this four-week course is designed for you!

This course is for anyone who has taken an experiential course on mindfulness, including all MBSR graduates. We’ll revisit mindfulness practices including sitting and walking practice and mindful yoga, along with practices for gratitude, kindness, and compassion. Reflections will include poetic inquiry and discussions will focus on attitudes and routines that support ongoing practice and the cultivation of kindness and wholehearted awareness.

Next Class: Tuesdays, August 8 through August 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
All Day Silent Retreat: Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, this is not a requirement of the class.
Class Location: All classes will meet in Heritage Hall at Shallowford Presbyterian Church.
Course Tuition: $100

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Mindfulness-based Stress Resilience (MBSR) is offered through the Shallowford Family Counseling Center, a ministry of Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

Note: Fees for MBSR through Shallowford Family Counseling Center are significantly reduced (based on fees for other MBSR programs), as our intention is to make the program widely available to all who could benefit. If necessary, please contact Robby Carroll to discuss alternative payment arrangements.

Facilitator Information

Kay Stewart, M.Ed.,  facilitates mindfulness programs through the Shallowford Family Counseling Center. Kay has received professional training through the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS Medical Center and has 26 years’ experience teaching health and fitness on faculty at Emory University.  Since completing graduate studies in Mindfulness and Contemplative Education in May 2013, she has partnered Shallowford to offer educational programming that cultivates inner resources for reflection, renewal, and resilience.  For more information go to stillwatersmindfulness.com.

If you have questions, contact Kay Stewart.