Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The goal standard for mindfulness training since 1978

This course will be taught in-person

The next MBSR course Dr Patterson teaches will be in 2023- exact date TBA

The current course began with orientation Monday October 3rd
from 6:00-8:00 PM
Followed by 8 consecutive Mondays from 6:00-8:30 PM ending Monday November 28th, including a retreat class Saturday November 19th from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Goals of MBSR-
– 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
Stress management instructor University of Kentucky Health and Wellness Program
Faculty member Saybrook College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences (Pasadena,, CA)
Senior faculty for Center for Mind Body Medicine (Washington DC)
Certified in Mindful Medical Practice (U Rochester School of Medicine)
Certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Certified by Integrative Restoration Institute- iRest Yoga Nidra
Certified by International Association of Yoga Therapists
Certified by Physician Coaching Institutes

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, retirees and spouses- for details see
https://ukhr.uky.edu/wellness/BeWell/mbsr
Cost for non-UK participants is sliding scale $295 – $395.
Further discount available for those in financial need.
For non-UK registration, please use both email and voicemail to contact Dr. Patterson-
Email- japatt@windstream.net
Phone- 859-373-0033