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: Completed!
Mondays from 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Beginning July 26, 2021

2021 Session 2: Postponed.

2022 Sessions will be announced here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages by the end of October (scroll to the bottom of the page for links to our social media pages).

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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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