Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a CLOSED group and is accessible through all ASYR programs.
For a definition of open and closed groups, see the Groups Page.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a psycho-educational group. Eight, 2-hour weekly sessions provide participants with the necessary building blocks to learn the skills needed to utilize mindfulness for coping with cravings, relapse prevention, stress, and mood changes.
In addition to the sessions, clients are asked to commit a minimum of 45 minutes per day, 6 days out of the week, to practicing the mindfulness-skills taught each week. This is in order to fully benefit from the program.
Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness that is non-judgmental. It develops by cultivating presence in each moment. When we’re mindful, we’re aware of what we’re experiencing, moment to moment, without judgment or expectation. We observe our experience just as it is, in the present.
The goal is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where group members can:
The program teaches effective skills to reduce stress, manage urges and cravings, and cultivate compassion and acceptance.
Benefits of mindfulness training include:
If you are interested in attending this group please discuss with your counselor for a referral .