Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

The Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is an evidenced based approach shown to decrease stress and improve resilience and well-being. Based on the methods of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., this program was established over forty years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is now taught all over the world.

In this systematic 8-week (9 session) training, participants will be introduced to the underlying foundations of mindfulness, formal and informal mindfulness practices, and practical tools that can be applied in the workplace or at home to promote health and well-being. This program is helpful to meet the current challenges and stress of living in a rapidly changing world.

Each class session will consist of guided mindfulness practices, gentle movement, lectures, and small and large group discussions in a supportive community environment. Participants will be provided free instructional audios that can be downloaded.

To sign up, please fill out this form. Please ensure that you are able to participate in each session prior to signing up. Space is limited to 15 people, so sign up as soon as you can!

Sessions will be held virtually. The schedule is as follows:

Introductory Session: 

Thursday, April 21st, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Anyone can attend this session to learn more about the program.

Core MBSR Program:

Thursdays April 28th - June 16th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4th, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jessica Bulleri, Campus Wellness Program Manager in the Office of Risk Services, at jbulleri@ucsc.edu.