Mind the Moment

About The Course


The MBSR program includes 8 sessions, 2 hours each, and one daylong retreat after the seventh class.  In this time together, the participants:

            ♥  receive guided instruction in mindful meditation practices
            ♥  experience gentle stretching and mindful yoga
            ♥  participate in group exercises to enhance mindfulness in everyday life and communication
            ♥  receive materials to support ongoing practice at home both during and after the course

MBSR is a time-tested program that has helped thousands of people improve the quality of their lives since it was first implemented at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979.  Today, programs based on the one developed there by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn exist throughout the world in communities and hospitals. Our program in Gettysburg is modeled on the same curriculum.

MBSR is not an alternative to traditional medical or psychological care.  With its emphasis on the mind-body connection, and its devotion to living life in the present moment, it helps us find our own inner resources for living fully.  It has value for the prevention of stress and illness, and is also a perfect complement to traditional care, helping to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress.

           


Julie Falk  RN, MS has been a registered nurse for 30+ years.  In addition to her personal practices in meditation and yoga, she holds a Masters degree in health education.  She has earned and received full certification to teach MBSR through The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at University of  Massachusetts Medical School.  She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) with a specialty in therapeutic yoga.  Julie is a doctoral candidate in psychology at Saybrook University.