Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Photo by Tim Webb

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The goal standard for mindfulness training since 1978
8 Thursdays from March 16th to May 4th from 6:00-8:30 PM
Plus an All Day Silent Retreat Saturday April 22nd from 9:00A-4:00P
Required Orientation Session-Thursday March 9th from 6-8:00 PM
(Wednesday March 8th and March 15th may be substituted as orientation sessions)
– Learn life-long tools for living fully despite daily challenges and demands
– Consciously promote resilience, positive psychology and emotional intelligence
– Prevent burnout from the stress of work and taking care of others
– Reduce errors and accidents at work and home
– Systematically mobilize your inner resources for healing pain and illness
– Practice a portable toolkit of self-care approaches for promoting health
– Learn non-drug approaches for managing stress-related chronic conditions
– Explore the meaning and deepest values that inform your life and your work
– Cultivate your innate happiness, peacefulness and compassion

        Slow down, relax the body, quiet the mind and open the heart

This experiential learning environment is based on a facilitated small group process.
Such group support can be a personally transformative model for learning and healing.

Mindfulness skills you will learn include-
– Mindful gentle yoga (no prior yoga experience necessary)
– Body scan
– Mindfulness meditation
– Mindful eating
– Mindful communication
– Other mind-body skills you will learn include journaling, self-massage, skilled relaxation and imagery

Facilitator- John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP
Board certified in Family Practice and Integrative Holistic Medicine
Faculty member U of Kentucky College of Medicine
Faculty member Saybrook College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences
(San Francisco)
Senior faculty for Center for Mind Body Medicine (Washington DC)
Certified by Integral Yoga Institutes
Certified by Integrative Restoration Institute (iRest Yoga Nidra)
Certified by Physician Coaching Institute
Completed supervision, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society

Location- Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington KY 40503
Group size is limited. Pre-registration is required

Cost is partially underwritten by UK Wellness for UK employees- for details see
http://universityofkentucky.signupforit.com
Cost for non-UK participants is sliding scale $275 – $375 as financially able.
For non-UK registration, please use both email and voicemail to contact Dr. Patterson-
Email- john@mindbodystudio.org Phone- 859-373-0033