Classes will be offered when it is safe to meet in person,
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, (MBSR) a curriculum developed by Jon Kabit-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center has over 40 years of evidence-based research supporting overall effectiveness in many areas of health and well-being. MBSR is an intensive 8-week, 9-session (first session is an orientation) training in mindful awareness. Groups meet weekly for 2-2.5 hours and for an all-day session between weeks six and seven. Guided instruction in various mindfulness practices is provided, including sitting and walking meditation, the body scan, gentle yoga, and other guided meditations. These practices are enhanced through inquiry exercises, group dialogue, daily home assignments, guided audio files, and practice materials.
Heidi is a fully Certified MBSR instructor through Brown University
Mindfulness Center in the School of Public Health
I’ve had the pleasure of attending the 8 week MBSR course two times, led by Heidi O’Donoghue. Heidi is a wonderful teacher. She created a space where I felt safe, supported, and inspired to grow. Her passion and knowledge in this field was apparent as she delivered the content in a very applicable and accessible way. Heidi also has a natural talent for relating to people and making them feel valued and seen. She is a great listener and communicator, I have learned so much from taking this course. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something so uplifting and meaningful.
This class has been awesome! Teaching is such a hard profession. Teachers never take a minute to slow down and take care of themselves. This class helps me build habits of mindfulness. Taking care of myself helps me become the best version of myself.
This class was extremely useful to me as a person, and also as a teacher. Teachers need this class because we rarely give our own selves the love and attention we truly need/deserve.
This class was very helpful personally. I use small meditations to center myself/deal with stress at work and at home. I feel like I'm more aware of how I'm feeling and can take that into account with the decisions I make.