Frequently Asked Questions about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
MBSR is offered at Into Balance multiple times each year. Choose the session that works best for you and begin your registration or select the envelope icon in the upper right of any page at our site to contact us with your questions.
2019 Session 1: COMPLETE - MBSR class at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM beginning March 19, 2019 and concluding May 7, 2019 (retreat day on Saturday April 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). This class is open only to Wesleyan students.
2019 Session 2: COMPLETE - Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM beginning March 20, 2019 and concluding May 8, 2019 (Retreat day on Saturday April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM).
2019 Session 3: IN PROGRESS - Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM beginning June 11, 2019 and concluding July 30, 2019 (Retreat day on Saturday July 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM).
2019 Session 4: EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN - Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM beginning October 3, 2019 and concluding November 21, 2019 (Retreat day on Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM).
2019 Session 5: EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN - Fridays from 1:30 to 4:00 PM beginning October 4, 2019 and concluding November 22, 2019 (Retreat day on Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM). This class is specifically offered for healthcare professionals.
Participating in MBSR can benefit teams, clubs, and other organizations. By decreasing stress reactivity, MBSR participants can become more productive, more reliable, and more effective communicators, reducing paid and unpaid down time, minimizing conflicts, and generally functioning more effectively as members of a group. Into Balance offer’s flat-rate MBSR classes, taught in our space or possibly in yours, for groups from 8 to 24. Call or send us an email by selecting the envelope in the upper right corner of this page. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
MBSR for your Group
Week 1: Introduction to the principles of mindfulness and mindfulness-based skills.
Week 2: Exploring how our perceptions affect our view of reality.
Week 3: Learning to use movement to help bring focus, awareness, and peace.
Week 4: Exploring the body and mind and how they react to stress.
Week 5: Learning to respond wisely to the unexpected and to difficulty.
Week 6: Exploring how communication styles affect stress.
Retreat day: On the Saturday between sessions 6 & 7, participants put their new skills into practice in a group retreat setting.
Week 7: Choosing effective stress responses and letting go of ineffective, harmful reactions.
Week 8: Exploring endings and beginnings and choosing to carry the practice on after the course is finished.