Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The class uses meditation, yoga and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives and in fact, relate differently to each moment of their lives.  Lucia has been teaching the traditional MBSR class since her training at Omega in 1994. She has also taught a range of adapted MBSR, mindfulness, yoga and other integrative approaches to health. She regularly taught MBSR including: 6 years at Barnard College; 4 years at the Center for Health and Healing, and 5 years at the Institute for Advanced Medicine, both now programs of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Presently, she teaches MBSR to staff at Safe Horizons, a program for domestic violence victims. 

Among the transformative benefits that MBSR participants report:

  • Finding multiple ways to introduce mindfulness into their lives
  • Decreased anxiety and suffering 
  • Increased sense of balance and ease
  • Learning to live with chronic conditions, pain and other challenges that cannot be changed
  • Improved body awareness and comfort with mindful movement
  • A greater sense of personal direction, purpose and choices
  • For the research see: https://goamra.org/