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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine's Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program is designed to teach participants to take better care of themselves and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind.

Mindfulness is defined as being in touch with, and aware of, the present. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) takes the concepts of mindfulness and applies them to help reduce daily stresses by combining meditation and yoga. 

Research has demonstrated the benefits of MBSR in a variety of physical and psychological conditions:

  • Stress related to work, school, family, social situations, finances and illness
  • Medical conditions such as chronic pain or illness, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, skin disorders and more
  • Psychological distress such as anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances

MBSR can also be used for illness prevention and enhancing health and wellness.