MBSR: Mindful-Based Stress Reduction

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Adanti Student Center

(Pre-registration & eight-week commitment required)


The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an eight-week introduction to mindfulness practice, including seated meditation and gentle yoga. Developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, it is designed to teach people how to take better care of themselves and participate fully in improving their health, well-being and quality of life. This program teaches you how to take charge of your life by learning to work consciously, systematically and skillfully with all types of stress including sleep disturbances, pain, illness, relationship stress, job or school stress and the challenges and demands of daily life.

The MBSR program consists of eight weekly 1.5-hour sessions and one 3-hour retreat held on a weekend. This highly participatory, practical course includes

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group discussion aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Review of physiological and psychological components of the stress cycle
  • Skills for responding to specific types of stress
  • Daily personal practice

 Tens of thousands of people have taken and benefited from this course. The Counseling Center at Southern Connecticut State University is pleased to offer it for the first time on campus. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students. It requires a commitment to attend all weekly meetings, one weekend day retreat and practice a few minutes every day. Pre-registration required and class size is limited.


Please wear comfortable clothes and bring something comfortable to sit on (i.e. meditation mat) 

When: Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:30 PM

January 22 – March 12

Retreat: Sunday, March 2 (2 – 5 PM)


Participants must pre-register to attend by calling the Counseling Center at (203) 392-5475.


Adanti Student Center
345 Fitch St
New Haven, CT 06515

Phone: 203-392-8975
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Denise Zack

Phone: (203) 392-5475
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