Orientation & Classes
The first step toward enrollment in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
(MBSR) program is to sign-up for an Orientation Session, which is required
of all participants.
Come to this Orientation Session to learn more about the class and to find
out if this program is the right fit for you. The class cost is $500.
- During these sessions you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about the MBSR Program and explore whether it is right for you
- Meet our program instructors
- Experience, first-hand, mindfulness methods and approaches you will be
learning during the program
- Confirm your place in the class that fits into your schedule
8-Week MBSR Program
The Jupiter Medical Center Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program consists
of eight weekly classes and one all-day retreat. There are 31 hours of
direct instruction. To fully benefit from this program, you must be willing
to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily
(Included in MBSR Program registration)
The retreat is an intensive 7.5 hour session of mindfulness practices intended
to assist participants in firmly and effectively establishing the use
of mindfulness across multiple situations in their lives. In addition,
participants will learn to utilize mindfulness far beyond the conclusion
of the MBSR program.
- Things to remember:
- Make sure to bring a lunch
- Wear loose fitting clothes in layers since the temperature may fluctuate
- Bring mats, cushions, blankets, or any other items to help in your practice
All sessions are held on a Saturday from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm and are open
to all MBSR participants who have previously completed the MBSR program.
The benefits of MBSR training are strengthened through maintaining a daily
mindfulness practice. Students discover at the end of the training, that
class eight launches the beginning, not the end of mindfulness as a way
of life. The practice is well supported through a community of those interested
in continuing, deepening or refreshing their practice.
For this reason Jupiter Medical Center, offers the continuing benefit of
ongoing monthly drop-in sessions.* The sessions run 90 minutes and consist
of a sequence of guided mindfulness practices led by an MBSR instructor,
followed by dialogue and inquiry, as well as discussion of the informal
practice of mindfulness in daily life. It is an invitation to reconnect
and reaffirm one’s commitment to the living practice of mindfulness.
In addition, MBSR graduates are invited to attend the all-day retreat
which is offered quarterly.
*MBSR drop-In sessions are currently being offered on the third Monday
of the month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. These sessions are held in The Calcagnini
Center for Mindfulness on the campus of Jupiter Medical Center.