8-Week Program Beginning Saturday, February 3, 2024
(25 hours CE available*)
Welcome to our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, a transformative eight-week journey designed to empower individuals with lifelong skills for navigating the challenges of daily life. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., MBSR integrates mindfulness practices and therapeutic yoga to foster emotional and physical well-being, ultimately promoting a profound sense of balance and resilience.
Throughout the program, participants engage in a systematic exploration of mindfulness, learning to cultivate present-moment awareness and develop a compassionate relationship with their thoughts and emotions. The weekly sessions provide a supportive environment where individuals can share their experiences, receive guidance, and integrate mindfulness into their daily lives.
MBSR is rooted in scientific research and is a nonsectarian approach, making it accessible and beneficial for individuals of all backgrounds and faith-based traditions. Our program aligns with the evidence-based principles of MBSR, offering practical tools to manage stress, enhance well-being, and foster personal growth.
Join us on this enriching journey as we explore the transformative power of mindfulness, discover resilience in the face of life's challenges, and cultivate a deeper connection to your own well-being. Whether you are new to mindfulness or seeking to deepen your practice, our MBSR program provides a supportive and inclusive space for your journey toward greater emotional and physical harmony.
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. Registration will close January 26.
Fee: $400 before January 20; $450 after January 19. Limited scholarship funds are available.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund prior to Class 1 on February 3. No refunds after Class 1.
Course Components and Class Dates:
1 Orientation Class, 90 minutes (required) - Monday, January 29, 7:00-8:30 pm (the Orientation Class will be conducted online using Zoom).
8 Weekly Classes, 2.5 hours - Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 11:30 am, February 3 through March 30 (March 16 is the All Day Retreat)
1 All-Day Retreat, 7 hours - Saturday, March 16 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. She also leads retreats and Intensive programs for the Florida Community of Mindfulness (FCM).
Angie has been a student of Buddhism and mindfulness for over 25 years. After a 1999 retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, she became a student of Fred Eppsteiner's and a member of FCM. She is currently the Leader of Dharma Programs for 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. Rosy is married and the mother of two children, ages 12 and 17.
Rosy was born in Nepal. Her journey spans multiple countries and states—from Singapore to the USA, residing in places like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dallas, West Virginia, and currently Tampa, Florida. Balancing her career and raising two children in diverse cultures, Rosy also cared for elderly in-laws during transitions across states and countries. She started her mindfulness practice nearly a decade ago in the request to find equilibrium in the midst of life changes.
Since 2019, Rosy passionately shares mindfulness with all age group children, teens, and adults. Her dedication extends to teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in foster care settings, emphasizing the transformative power of mindfulness in navigating life’s complexities
* 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.
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