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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for SSW Students

Day & time: Thursdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (no class 7/9)
Location: Helen Hills Chapel
Facilitated by: Annemarie Gockel and Martha Reeves

This is a non-credit, eight-week offering, sponsored by the school to promote student wellbeing and self-care. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MBSR has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression and negative affect among health and mental health professionals and increase positive affect and self-compassion. This course provides an introduction to core MBSR practices in a shortened time-frame, geared to busy Smith students who would like to explore the potential of mindfulness to manage stress, increase well-being and sustain them in their professional pursuits as a clinical social worker. Please note this is not a course in teaching MBSR with others, but rather a course focused on one’s own personal stress management.

The course will take place on campus in the Helen Hills Chapel on Thursdays, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm (with the exception of break week).

An Orientation Meeting for all those interested in participating will be held Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00p.m. to help you decide whether the program is a fit for your needs. Students can sign up for the program at the orientation session itself. Space is limited.