The MBSR program was created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. The course is now offered in over 250 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world, and variations of the program have made their way into popular culture, holistic training institutes, and public schools, supporting people with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain in ways that give hope in these troubled times and teach kindness and compassion to current and future generations.
The course is a formal 8-week training in mindfulness meditation, with a day-long silent retreat near the end of the program. It meets on a weekly basis and includes a personal commitment to home practice and mindful citizenship. Participants will practice present moment awareness, breathing techniques, relaxation exercises, movement meditations, yoga, mindful walking, and more. This brings attention to the unity of mind and body, as well as to the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health.
Program Cost: $450-$600 dependent upon ability to pay. A $75 deposit is required at time of registration. Your program fee supports scholarships for participants in need, as well as the mindfulness in education movement. Please contact us for more information on financial assistance if needed. It is our mission to make stress reduction programs accessible to all.
Friday Morning MBSR Group
10 am-12:30 pm Jan. 11 - Mar. 1
Strength in Motion Counseling
Tuesday afternoon MBSR Group
4-6:30 pm Jan. 8 - Feb. 26
The Meditation Place
Day-long silent retreat: February 16, 2019
Required Program Orientations
Dec. 18 at 4 pm - Longmont
January 4 at 10 a.m. - Boulder
(Attending at least one orientation is required though it does not need to be in the same location where you will attend class)
Monday lunch hour MBCT Group
for Anxiety and Depression
Coming soon: Dates TBD
Please contact us if you'd like more information
Rocky Mountain Mindfulness Center
"You can't stop the waves, but you can
learn to surf"
-Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn,
founder of MBSR
"If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher."
Why mindfulness and bringing awareness to the 5 senses help reduce stress and anxiety
Bringing the pre-frontal cortex online
Mindfulness meditation builds resilience, calms the nervous system, and develops neural pathways that make it possible to notice stress as it arises, and to respond rather than react. The pause between the activating event and the response allows the pre-frontal cortex to come online, and rather than fight or flee, a vast array of possibilities, capacities, and choices are available.