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NJCFMA

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Courses
in New Jersey
The New Jersey Center for Mindful Awareness is currently offering the 8 week MBSR Foundation Course in:
               FALL 2014 in Highland Park               WINTER 2015 in Freehold             SPRING 2015 in Highland Park                                                      
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MBSR Foundation Course

The Stress Reduction course offered is modeled after the highly researched curriculum originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in UMass beginning in 1979.  Nearly three decades of scientific research at UMass and at medical centers all over the world suggest that training in mindful awareness and MBSR can positively and often profoundly affect participants ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life more fully.

World wide, tens of thousands of people have participated in the 8 week course and have learned to integrate the methods taught in the program into their everyday lives. Nearly three decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete the course report:

  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • An increased ability to relax
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
What to Expect:
The course schedule consists of eight weekly 2 hour classes and one 1/2 day class on a Saturday or Sunday.  For you to fully benefit     from this program, you must be willing to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily home assignments for eight weeks. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Individually tailored instruction
  • Daily home assignments
  • Three home practice CDs and a home practice manual