Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Online Course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive 8-week program that teaches participants how to consciously and systematically apply mindfulness, in order to connect with what is genuine, true and healing within each of us. In this way, we can be with ourselves, each other and in this beautiful, challenged world in the best way we can imagine. Practices of gentle yoga and meditation will be used to cultivate a sustained, awake way of being, during both formal practice as well as the ordinary moments in everyday life. Commitment to daily practice is the most important element of this course. Benefits can include reduction of stress, fatigue, anxiety and physical or psychological pain, and can include an increased sense of aliveness, joy, connection and well-being. Participants often discover new ways of coping and responding to life’s difficulties. Risks can include time pressure related to engaging in home practice, being challenged and facing the unknown, and experiencing an increased awareness of difficult emotions.

Open to: church members, friends and general public

Teacher: Margaret Fletcher

Location: All class meetings will happen online

Required Orientation Class: Monday, January 22, 2024, 6-8:00 pm

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 29 – March 18, 2024; All-Day Session Saturday, March 9

Time: Mondays, 6-8:30pm; Saturday, March 9, 9am-4:30pm

Cost: This program is freely offered by the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Concord, NH. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the work of the church.

Contact Info: Margaret at margaret@margaretwpfletcher.com

Register for the course here: uuconcordnh.breezechms.com/form/MBSR8weekonlinecourse

Margaret Fletcher

Margaret Fletcher trained and is certified to teach MBSR through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, where she also served as an MBSR Teacher and MBSR Teacher Trainer. She trained with and is certified by senior trainers at Bangor and Oxford Universities in assessing MBSR teacher competency using the MBI-TAC tool, which she uses in mentoring mindfulness teachers. Margaret brings over two decades of experience in teaching meditation and mindfulness in corporate, small business, non-profit, church and community settings.