MBSR for Adults Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Zoom)

MBSR for Adults

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 


  Registration Now Open for FALL 2021

Saturdays, 9-11:30 am  September 11th – November 13th

$625/Financial Assistance Available



MBSR is a highly structured, eight-week, evidence-based program that offers secular, intensive mindfulness training to assist people with a host of stress-related physical, emotional and psychological conditions. MBSR is a practical approach, which uses a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness, yoga and the exploration of patterns of behavior, thinking, feeling and action. MBSR was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the 1970s by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and is now offered in over 200 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world.

Since then there has been a tremendous amount of research coming out of Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, UW-Madison and other institutions providing insight into, not only how MBSR is helpful and how MBSR works, but also how it actually can change our brains for the better through positive neuroplasticity. You will find a plethora of this research at the American Mindfulness Research Association or

The 8- week structured class, along with ongoing practice, trains attention and cultivates awareness, helping us to utilize of our inner resources and providing us with the positive coping tools we need to become strong and resilient in both body and mind.

Mindfulness as defined by Jon Kabbat Zin is:

Paying attention in a particular way, to what is actually happening in the present moment, on purpose and with an attitude of non-judgment.

Viktor Frankl, a Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, explains how mindfulness teaches us to pause and bring moment to moment awareness to our thoughts, emotions and bodily sensations in the face of unpleasant stimuli; permitting us to calmly choose to respond thoughtfully instead of simply reacting habitually to life’s inevitable challenges. Most of us, are unaware of this space “between stimulus and response” because we get caught in our habitual patterns of reacting to life.

“Between stimulus and response there’s a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Victor Frankl

The MBSR program helps us become more aware of these habitual reactions and helps us relate to ourselves in a new way, to interrupt this cycle and to create more choice in life.

For more information or to REGISTER for an MBSR class please fill out the online Registration Form or contact Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services at: 231-935-0355.

To learn more about joining a Zoom Classroom, click on the Zoom Tutorial link below



About the Instructor:   Wendy Weckstein, P.T., M.Ed. is a Physical Therapist, Wellness Consultant, and a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher for Adults through Brown University. She is also certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T). Wendy provides health and wellness evaluations, customized wellness programming and healthy living and mindfulness classes for pre-teens, teens and young adults.








Session Begins



Saturday, September 11th
9:30 am -10:30 am

Saturdays, September 18th - November 13th
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Saturday, October 30th

Program Cost


Financial Scholarships Available.

Class Location

Online Classroom – ZOOM

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Class Documents

ORIENTATION WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6 WEEK 7 Week 8 - Additional Resources VISUALS Additional Poetry Essay "Generosity's Perfection by Sharon Salzberg