MBSR Classes

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes

Group Mindfulness Classes

  • Weekly from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Duration: 8-Weeks
  • Adults 18 and over

2021 Session 1: Registration Open
Mondays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Beginning July 26, 2021

2021 Session 2: Registration Open
Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Beginning September 23, 2021

Into Balance offers 8-week MBSR classes multiple times each year. Practicing mindfulness retrains our brains, reducing stress, emotional reactivity, and increasing general wellbeing, leading us to more harmonious lives.

Benefits
  • To learn about mindfulness as a beginner
  • To deepen your practice as a seasoned practitioner
  • To discover and maintain relief from your stress
  • To minimize anxiety, depression, and irritability
  • To better manage chronic health conditions
  • To boost attention, focus, and concentration
  • To improve your overall well being

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.

—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Business/Organization MBSR Classes

  • Groups of 8 – 24
  • Discounted group rates

Participating in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes can benefit teams, clubs, businesses, and other organizations.

Benefits
  • Decreases stress reactivity
  • Increases productivity and reliability
  • Creates more effective communicators
  • Decreases paid and unpaid down-time
  • Improves conflict resolution

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.

—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Healthcare Professional MBSR CE Classes

  • California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses

Healthcare professionals may be able to earn continuing education credit for their participation in Into Balance MBSR classes.

Benefits
  • Articulate the key aspects of mindfulness
  • Differentiate MBSR from relaxation and other distraction techniques
  • Apply mindfulness techniques
  • Integrate mindfulness into social interaction
  • Articulate the potential benefits
  • Implement brief mindfulness practices

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.

—Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

5-minute Guided Meditation Sample

If you’re new to mindfulness meditation, here’s a chance to give it a try. It takes just 5 minutes. You can even download it if you like it. Find a safe and relatively quiet place where you are unlikely to be disturbed. Silence your phone notifications and click the link below to experience a few moments of mindfulness.

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About your Instructor

Drew Buss, MS Ed., is a psychotherapist and founder of Into Balance in Lincoln, NE. He started counseling in Nebraska in 1996 and began his formal mindfulness practice in 2011.

He is a fully Certified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as trained through the University of California San Diego School of Medicine’s Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute and a Certified Mindfulness Teacher – Professional through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

He teaches MBSR classes, leads group meditations, provides individual mindfulness instruction, and engages in mindfulness-based individual therapy.

Drew also provides on-site mindfulness presentations and training to local businesses, organizations, and community groups. These include simple introductions to mindfulness principles and practices, more in-depth presentations on successfully managing work and life stress and improving communication, and full 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction experiences.

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