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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • 24 Sep 2017
  • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
  • 8


  • (Before August 25; limited scholarship funds are available. Please email info@floridamindfulness.org for further information.)
  • (August 25 - September 20; limited scholarship funds are available. Please email info@floridamindfulness.org for further information.)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

8-Week Program Beginning Sunday, Sept 24, 2017

(25 hours CE available*)

Do you have a “problem” or “challenge” that causes you to suffer in some way, physically, emotionally, or mentally? Among the difficulties people report when they come to our mindfulness classes are stress and anxiety, chronic pain or illness, depression, relationship difficulties, and more.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., is an eight-week program that systematically teaches mindfulness practices and therapeutic yoga to help reduce stress, increase well-being, and support health, healing and personal growth. The weekly meetings help participants integrate the practices into daily life.

Please note that while the class will be held at the FCM Center, it is important to point out that MBSR has been designed specifically to be non-denominational and, therefore, complements any existing religious or spiritual practice (or lack thereof).

Please visit our MBSR webpage for more in-depth information about our program.

Advance registration is required. Class size is limited to 20.

Fee: $285 ($250 tuition + $35 materials fee) before August 31; $335 ($300 tuition + $35 materials fee) after August 30. Limited scholarship funds are available.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund (less a $30 registration fee) prior to Class 1 on September 24. Nor refunds after Class 1.

Class Dates:

Sun, 9/24 - 11/12

2:30 - 5:00 pm

All-day session 11/4

9 am - 4 pm


Stephanie Bachmann Mattei was born in Florence, Italy, where she earned a Bachelor in Languages and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Stephanie moved to the USA in 1993, when she married her husband. Together they are parenting and educating their three children.

Stephanie is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and is a Provisionally Qualified Teacher of MBSR through the UC-San Diego (UCSD) Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute. Stephanie lived for over 8 years in ashram and has expansive training in yoga, as well as a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification. Stephanie also has extensive training in vipassana meditation and mindfulness practice. She is passionate about teaching and experienced in developing workshops and retreats that integrate communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective conflict resolution, and emotional intelligence with mindfulness. Stephanie is a well published certified Parent Educator recognized for clarity and the ability to make intellectual connections between subjects and topics. She is a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness. She also hold a certificate through Mindful Schools: the "Mindful Educator Essential."

Angie Parrish has been a student of Buddhism and mindfulness for over 20 years. After a 1999 retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, she became a student of Fred Eppsteiner's and a member of the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM). She is currently the Executive Director of FCM.

Angie brought the fruits of her experience in mindfulness and meditation into her professional career as an employee benefits consultant for a wide variety of organizations, including many employee training programs. She is enrolled in the UC-San Diego (UCSD) Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute and is a Provisionally Qualified Teacher of MBSR through UCSD. Angie has developed and taught classes on Mindful Dialogue, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Mindfulness and Money Management, and Introduction to Mindfulness classes for both the general public and for employee groups.

* Florida Community of Mindfulness, Inc. is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling to provide continuing education credits through CE Provider # 50-14766. Total in-class time is 25 hours over 8 weeks. 

Mindfulness Institute Grievance Procedure

Mail a statement describing your complaint to: Director of Continuing Education, 6501 N. Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604.

Questions? E-mail us at info@floridamindfulness.org or call 813-237-0746.

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