2-Day Certificate Course

MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Offered through PESI


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

and adaptations of this 8-week model are the most utilized and researched program for teaching mindfulness.

MBSR is clinically beneficial to have profound effect on emotional and physical well-being as well as a wide range of chronic conditions. MBSR and adapted programs is now used as the basis for many interventions, including treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, ADHD and pain.

Mindfulness and yoga are best taught by those who practice them. Elana Rosenbaum will lead this didactic and experiential course. She will introduce and deepen practices for clinicians and explore how these can be conveyed in a broad variety of populations and settings. In addition, highlights of the current research on the benefits of mindfulness and yoga will be presented. All levels are welcome to learn and expand the formal and informal practices of mindfulness in stillness, movement and communication. We will explore the foundations of mindfulness through personal practice, and ways to introduce, teach and employ mindfulness in group or individual practice.

You will also learn how cultivating a personal mindfulness practice can enhance the therapeutic alliance, a key factor in all clinical encounters. CEUs for this course are provided for many professions. This 2-day intensive course is designed for:

  • Counselors

  • Social Workers

  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Psychologists

  • Addiction Counselors

  • Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Nurses

  • Case Managers

  • Mental Health Professionals

Integrating mindful practice, dialogue and research, this course will offer a spacious and balanced schedule of teaching, meditation, gentle clinical/office-based yoga (for chair or floor practices), mindful eating and walking and noble silence. Learn how to introduce mindfulness in groups and individual sessions, working with at risk, physically, mentally and emotionally challenged populations, the general population as well as in clinics, hospitals and other institutional settings. Review course objectives and outline.

Whether you are a curious beginner or an advanced practitioner wondering how to integrate these practices with your clients - this workshop is for you! In a peaceful, restorative setting, experience group practice, dialogue and plenty of free time for contemplation and rest. A note of encouragement from Elana.