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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Stony Brook University School of Nursing & School of Social Welfare now offering 25 Continuing Education Units! 

Practicing mindfulness may improve your health and well-being!

Healthier U is thrilled to be collaborating with the Stony Brook University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and The Center for Mindful Living to offer the internationally renowned 8-week MBSR course on site to SBU employees, faculty, and students!

Research shows that individuals who regularly practice mindfulness have decreased anxiety and depression, improved cognitive function, improved immune system function, decreased blood pressure and migraine frequency, reduced systemic inflammation, and improved coping with pain and illness.

Research with physicians and other health care providers has shown improved coping with stress, decreased rates of burnout, improved communication with patients, and improved quality of life.

The MBSR course, developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, is considered the gold standard in mindfulness training. Through meditation practices and discussion, MBSR will help develop and strengthen your own innate ability to pay attention and meet experiences with greater understanding, equanimity and resilience.

People of all ages and walks of life have discovered the life-changing benefits of MBSR. In the US, over 30,000 people have completed MBSR with hundreds of medical centers, universities and businesses offering mindfulness training to employees, physicians, students, athletes and patients.

Want to learn more? 

Head over to the Employee Assistance Program page to register for a free orientation session. At the free session, you will have the opportunity to meet the instructor, learn about the benefits of training in mindfulness, and get a first-hand experience in mindfulness practice in order to decide whether the full 8-week course is right for you!