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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • 13 Jan 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604
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  • (Before December 10; limited scholarship funds are available. Please email info@floridamindfulness.org for further information.)
  • Limited scholarship funds are available. Please email info@floridamindfulness.org for further information.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

8-Week Program Beginning Sunday, January 13, 2019

(25 hours CE available*)

Stress is seen by many as a "given" in today's world, but in fact it is neither normal nor healthy. Stress actually compounds difficulties in our lives, creating greater challenges for our health, relationships, work productivity, and more. Among the difficulties people report when they come to our mindfulness classes are stress and anxiety, relationship difficulties, feeling out of control, chronic pain or illness, depression, 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.

Fee: $300 before December 20; $350 December 20 and after. Limited scholarship funds are available.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund prior to Class 1. No refunds after Class 1.

Course Components and Class Dates:

  • 1 Orientation Class, 90 minutes (required) - Thursday, January 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (live or via Zoom).
  • 8 Weekly Classes, 2.5 hours - Sunday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:30 pm, January 13 through March 3.
  • 1 All-Day Retreat, 7 hours - Saturday, February 23, from 9:00 - 4:00 pm


Angie Parrish is a Qualified Teacher of MBSR through the UC-San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Institute. She 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. Angie has developed and taught classes on Mindful Communication, Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, Mindfulness and Money Management, and Introduction to Mindfulness classes for both the general public and for employee groups.

Angie 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.

Rosy Sharma Sedhain is a Qualified Teacher of MBSR through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness and a certified yoga teacher. Prior to teaching mindfulness classes, Rosy attained a degree in Information Systems and an MBA, concentrating her work in the pharmaceutical industry. She teaches mindfulness to children, teens and adults and feels that teaching mindfulness gives her the greatest learning opportunity.

Rosy is married and the mother of two children, ages seven and 12.

* 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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