Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8 weeks)
Heart and Sole Yoga Studio
Big Rapids, Michigan

Wednesdays, 7—9:00 PM

March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, April 21, April 25, and May 2
February 28: Informational Meeting
April 21 (Saturday): All-day Silent Retreat

Facilitator:  George Nagel Ph. D., Professor of Communication; Qualified MBSR teacher, Center for Mindfulness, U Mass Medical School

Dr. George Nagel will once again lead an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at Heart and Sole Yoga in downtown Big Rapids.  The course will meet on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM from March 14 to May 2 (the first session on February 28 is an introductory and informational session).  An all-day (9 AM to 4 PM) Silent Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 21.

About the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

 What it does

Life is stressful, with nearly 75% of Americans reporting moderate to high stress.  There are healthy ways to reduce stress and experience the fullness of life. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course provides the opportunity, community and tools for reducing and preventing stress while learning life enhancing skills. Three decades of published research indicates that the majority of people who complete and commit to the 8-Week MBSR course get results.

How it works

Mindfulness practices cultivate a new relationship between you and the things that stress you out.  Drawing on your own inner resources, mindfulness develops self-care, patience, awareness, and attentiveness.  You can learn to stay present, open to your inner and outer experience, and become less judgmental and more understanding.  You can develop clarity and the ability to remain focused.

 Why it matters

During the course, you will become familiar with a range of formal mindfulness meditation practices including the body scan, sitting meditation, walking meditation, eating meditation, and gentle yoga.  Each of these can be used to improve and maintain quality of life. During the course, you will have an opportunity to find the practice that is right for you and your lifestyle.

Contact George Nagel directly for information or to apply for the course. doctormindfull@gmail.com; 616-481-1182