5-Day Certificate Program:

Integrating Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Skills in Clinical Practice: A Retreat

Offered through PESI


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

The most utilized and researched program for teaching mindfulness is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and adaptations of this 8-week model. MBSR is clinically beneficial to have profound benefits 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 and Lucia McBee will lead this didactic and experiential retreat. To learn more about your instructors, click here. Together they 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.


The Retreat will provide:

  • Formal and informal practices of mindfulness meditation

  • Five formal mindfulness practices

  • The STOP technique

  • The essential components of the MBSR curriculum

  • Mindfulness tools for working with specific clinical conditions such as trauma, depression, anxiety, pain addictions and the stresses of daily life

  • Review research supporting clinical use of MBSR

  • Experience in the language and practices used for introducing, instructing and guiding others

  • Practice in leading and guiding brief mindfulness meditation including diaphragmatic breathing and three-minute breathing space

  • Practice in mindful movement

  • Greater understanding of the mind-body connection

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You will also learn how cultivating a personal mindfulness practice can enhance the therapeutic alliance, a key factor in all clinical encounters.

Integrating mindful practice, dialogue and research, this retreat 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.

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

Sleeping Accommodations

If you would like to be paired up with another potential, unknown attendee to take advantage of the double occupancy rate, please call and let us know. We will aim to pair you up if somebody else registers who also would like to share.

In the meantime, please register at the single occupancy rate. If we are able to pair people, the $200 will be credited.