Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Upcoming MBSR class is canceled due to Covid-19. 

Read more in Firefly Farm's COVID-19 Response.


Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an educational program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Its eight-week curriculum is designed to help participants cultivate mindfulness through direct practice in meditation, mindful movement, instruction, and conversation. Since its initial development, MBSR has been studied for a range of medical and psychological conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, diabetes, depression, cancer, heart disease, and stress. It is now offered in medical, occupational, military and educational settings around the world. MBSR is taught in 2.5-hour, weekly group classes and one six-hour weekend retreat. Participants are also encouraged to complete approximately 45 minutes of home practice per day.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidenced based approach with deep historical roots to help navigate the ever changing landscape of our lives. Because this course can have such beneficial effects on health and wellness, we hope that this class is affordable to anyone who may feel that this teaching could benefit their life. Therefore, we do not want to limit anyone’s access to the class for financial reasons.


The suggested cost for this class is $250. Please consider paying as much of this as you are willing, but not more than able. If paying more than this cost is within your means, this generosity will allow us to continue to offer this sliding scale and, if needed, scholarships for this course. 


Although things do happen, it is important to try to make all the classes. Each class builds upon the previous for the complete experience. Please feel free to contact me for any questions. bensimpleliving@gmail.com


©2020 by Just Being Wellness. Although I am a practicing Physician Assistant, Just Being Wellness does not diagnosis or treat any medical conditions.  In this role I am providing mindfulness instruction and health coaching only. These services are not a substitute for regular medical care.