February 18th - April 8th
Thursday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm EST
Retreat Day: Sunday March 21st
9:30am - 12:00pm EST Morning Session
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST Lunch Break
1:30pm - 3:00pm EST Afternoon Session
(Course Details & Registration Below)
What is the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course?
The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course was designed to help individuals increase life-satisfaction and improve their overall wellbeing. Evidence-based research has shown that mindfulness is effective at reducing stress, anxiety, and depression while increasing resilience through a more balanced approach to life.
We may not be able to control what’s going on around us, but we can meet life's stressors more effectively. We can contribute to our own wellbeing by building up an “internal tool-kit” to become more resilient. Through an increased awareness we can question the accuracy of our own perceptions and invite new perspectives. This enables us to respond thoughtfully rather than reacting habitually, or automatically.
Participants in the program are introduced to mindfulness by learning specific practices involving breathing, meditation, gentle body movements, and other tools to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives. Using these practices, they learn how to focus their attention and cultivate an awareness of the present moment with greater clarity, and sense of balance.
The online course consists of eight weekly 2.5-hour classes plus a full-day retreat. Each participant in the course will receive:
24.5 hours of in-class instruction
Guided instruction in formal mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching, and mindful yoga
Group dialogue and discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
Daily home assignments, a home practice packet, and downloadable home practice audio files
Class 1: There is More Right With You Than Wrong With You
Class 2: Perception and Creative Responding
Class 3: There is Pleasure and Power in Being Present
Class 4: The Shadow Side of Stress
Class 5: Responding vs. Reacting and Making Healthier Choices
Class 6: Mindful Communication
Class 7: Mindfulness in Daily Life
Class 8: Mindfulness and the Rest of Your Life
Course Cost: $495
10% discount for seniors, educators, health care professionals, and mental health care professionals. For those who qualify please email us: info@TheKrameCenter.org from your professional email account and we will forward the code. (One discount per registration.)
*We will accept cancelations up until 48 hours before the 1st class. Please note there is a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.*
Location: Online via Zoom
Ken A. Verni, Certified MBSR Teacher
Sarah Gouveia, Assistant (Qualified MBSR Teacher)
Dr. Ken A. Verni is a Clinical Psychologist, Co-Director of the NJ Center for Mindful Awareness, and a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher who has taught over 30 cohorts. He is a frequent speaker about Mindfulness practice and its benefits and provides professional trainings for numerous agencies and organizations nationally with a major emphasis in the tri-state area. He is also affiliated with the Rutgers University as a training and consultation specialist providing trainings throughout the state of NJ on Mindfulness and MBSR for behavioral health care workers. Dr. Verni is also one of the core faculty at the Krame Center for Mindful Living where he facilitates MBSR courses and mindfulness programs.
"Thank you. Thank you for holding me gently when I told you I was in pain. For listening with patience and no judgement. For your eyes that let me know I was safe being vulnerable with you. For teaching me that it was okay to be connected to my body, my thoughts, my feelings, even when they hurt. For starling me with a suggestion to be compassionate to myself." ~ Bonnie (A recent MBSR graduate)
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