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Tue 12

Stress Reduction for Finals at the Potter Library

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 13

Stress Reduction for Finals at the Potter Library

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 13

FREE WEEKLY EVENING MEDITATION SESSIONS

December 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Thu 14

FREE WEEKLY DAY MEDITATION SESSIONS

December 14 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Mon 18

FREE WEEKLY DAY MEDITATION SESSIONS

December 18 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 20

FREE WEEKLY EVENING MEDITATION SESSIONS

December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Thu 21

FREE WEEKLY DAY MEDITATION SESSIONS

December 21 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Wed 03

Free Weekly Wednesday Evening Meditation Sessions

January 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu 04

Free Weekly Day Meditation Sessions

January 4, 2018 @ 1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Fri 05

An evidenced-based course created at Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School by Jon Kabat-Zinn

mindfulness-based stress reduction

 

 

 

What is MBSR?:   Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn more than 22,000 patients referred by more than 6,000 physicians and hundreds of other health care providers have completed the internationally-acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR). Grounded in science, MBSR is the most widely researched mind-body program in the world. Participants in this eight-session Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course will gain a first hand introduction to mindfulness practices involving breathing and gentle body movements and methods for incorporating mindfulness practices into their everyday life and work.

Mindfulness is a purposeful way of focusing attention in the present moment. Published research has shown that mindfulness training can be important adjuncts to conventional medical treatment of many disorders as well as powerful way of reducing stress and pain.

This program, which originated at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has been on the cutting edge of mind/body integration medicine for 30 years. This unique technique helps participants develop an awareness of their bodies and their emotions and facilitates their ability to thoughtfully respond instead of react to situations. Participants learn to focus attention in the present moment. Physicians refer their patients to the MBSR course with conditions including asthma, chronic pain, GI stress, high blood pressure, anxiety and panic episodes and sleep disturbances, stress and heart disease.

Educators can receive  22 Professional Development credit hours for their participation, email mindfulness@ramapo.edu for more information.

The 8-Week MBSR program consists of:

Orientation (required for enrollment, no charge)
Eight weekly classes, 2 1/2 hours each (31 hours direct instruction)
One All-Day retreat on a Saturday or Sunday,
Daily home practice assignments for 45-60 minutes each day

Location:  All classes will be held in the Anisfield School of Business room 420 at Ramapo College located at 505 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Cost: Tuition for the eight-week course is based on household income. All educators, nurses as well as Ramapo faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Ramapo College  are eligible for a discounted tuition of $395. Ramapo students are $295 .(Proof of identification must be presented on the first day of class.) Space is limited. Sign up below. (This includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Refund less $100 after first class and no refunds after first class.)

Household Income                                            8-Week MBSR Course Tuition
$50,000k or greater                                                    $652
$40,000-$49,999                                                        $522
$39,999 or less                                                           $490

All Educators                                                               $395
Nurse Practitioners                                                      $395
Ramapo Faculty and staff                                           $395
Members of Friends of Ramapo and Alumni              $395
Ramapo students                                                       $295
Ramapo Mindful Fellows                                          included when accepted to the Mindful Fellows program

Payment information: Payment is accepted via check or credit card (click below links to register).

Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes with layers as our rooms tend to get cool.

“I would like to mention how your course changed my life for the better. My family stated how they noticed a difference in my behavior once I took your course. Similarly, I had a calmer approach to solving problems. Your course minimized my anxiety and it replaced my anxiety with strength and courage. I am forever grateful for taking your Mindful Based Stress Reduction Course at Ramapo College of New Jersey. After taking your course, I noticed how I let others dictate my life, instead of taking control of my life. This was until I took your Mindful Stress Based Reduction Course and I spent extra attention, noticing how I was feeling, and my emotions regarding events that happened within my life.” -MBSR Participant

 


Winter/Spring Free Orientations: A requirement for the 8-Week MBSR Course

The first step toward enrollment in the Stress Reduction Program is an Orientation Session – before the start of classes. These Orientation Sessions are free of charge and are required of all participants before beginning the program. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to:

Learn about the Stress Reduction Program and explore whether it is right for you
Meet our program instructors
Experience, first-hand, mindfulness methods and approaches you will be learning during the program
Confirm your place in the class that fits into your schedule and enroll in the program.

The free orientation is required for participants to attend the MBSR course. Participants are welcome to attend any of our orientations as long as they take place prior to the taking of the course.

Free Orientations to 8-Week MBSR

Attending one free orientation is required for participation in the MBSR course. 

Friday, January 5  |  9-11am  | Ken Verni  To register and receive your parking pass, click here. 
Wednesday, January 24 |  7-9pm  | Catherine Krame  To register and receive your parking pass, click here. 
Thursday, February 8  |  6:30pm  |  Carol Bowman  To register and receive your parking pass, click here.
Saturday, February 10 | 9:30-11:3-am | Peter Shalit  To register and receive your parking pass, click here.
Friday, March 23 |  9:30-11:30-am  |  Beth Sandweiss  To register and receive your parking pass, click here. 
Wednesday, April 18  |  7-9pm  |  Meg Chang   To register and receive your parking pass, click here. 

Location: Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420


 

Winter/Spring 8-Week Course Sessions 2018

FRIDAY MORNING 8-WEEK COURSE DATES:

mindfulness-based stress reduction

Ken Verni

MBSR 8-Week Course – Ken Verni, Psy.D
January 19-March 9   |  9-11:30am
Includes full-day retreat on Sunday, February 25  | 9am-4pm

Location: Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420, park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot

NOTE: Attending one free orientation is required for participation in the 8-Week MBSR course.

To register and pay for Ken’s Friday morning MBSR course and receive your parking pass, please click here. 

Bio for Ken Verni

Dr. Ken Verni is a licensed Psychologist with over 20 years practicing mindfulness meditation. He has received advanced training as an instructor of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. As director of the NJ Center for Mindful Awareness, he is a frequent speaker and educator on the topic of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and offers trainings and workshops for professionals and the general public throughout New Jersey including leading an intensive MBSR program at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC.


WEDNESDAY EVENING 8-WEEK COURSE DATES:

Catherine Krame 8-Week Course – Catherine Krame
February 7-April 4   |   7pm-9:30pm
Includes full-day retreat on Sunday, March 25  | 9am-4pm

Location: Course in Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420 park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot and Retreat in York Room Birch Mansion park in Main Lots C & D.

NOTE: Attending one free orientation is required for participation in the 8-Week MBSR course.

To register and pay for Catherine’s Wednesday evening MBSR course and receive your parking pass, please click here. 

Bio for Catherine Krame

Catherine Krame, co-founder of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College, is an approved Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher completing her training at the Center for Mindfulness within the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She is also certified in Positive Psychology, she has been a meditation practitioner for 20+ years, and is actively engaged with yoga and healthy living.


THURSDAY EVENING 8-WEEK COURSE DATES:

carol bowmanMBSR 8-Week Course – Carol Bowman Ed.D,
February 22-April 19   |   6:30pm-9pm
Includes full-day retreat on Sunday, April 15  | 9am-4pm

Location: Course in Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420 and Retreat in Trustees Pavilion. Park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot for course and retreat

NOTE: Attending one free orientation is required for participation in the 8-Week MBSR course.

To register and pay for Carol’s Thursday evening MBSR course and receive your parking pass, please click here

Bio Carol Bowman

Carol Bonilla Bowman, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education at Ramapo College of New Jersey, holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her specialties include elementary education, portfolio assessment, bilingual education, and mindful education. She is the Associate Director of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living and Director of Yoga Programs at Ramapo. She was trained at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach Mind Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Her training to teach .b mindfulness curriculum to middle and high school students was completed in July 2015. A yoga practitioner most of her life and a yoga teacher for the last 10 years, her practice has expanded to include a variety of contemplative practices of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.


SATURDAY MORNING 8-WEEK COURSE DATES:

Peter ShalitMBSR 8-Week Course – Peter Shalit
February 24-April 21  |   9:30am-12noon
Includes full-day retreat on Sunday, April 15  | 9am-4pm

Location: Course in Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420 and Retreat in Trustees Pavilion. Park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot for course and retreat.

NOTE: Attending one free orientation is required for participation in the 8-Week MBSR course.

To register and pay for Peter’s Saturday morning MBSR course and receive your parking pass, please click here. 

Bio Peter Shalit

Peter Shalit, a Graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology, studied Eastern Philosophy and Practices in Asia for several years. He is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher trained at the Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. Peter leads meditations and mindfulness practices, and develops talks and programs for the Krame Center.


FRIDAY MORNING 8-WEEK COURSE DATES:Beth Sandweiss

MBSR 8-Week Course – Beth Sandweiss, MSW, MA
April 13-June 1  | 9:30-12pm
Includes full-day retreat on Sunday, May 20 | 9am-4pm

Location: Course in Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420 park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot.
Retreat in York Room, Birch Mansion-park in Main Lots C&D.

NOTE: Attending one free orientation is required for participation in the 8-Week MBSR course.

To register and pay for Beth’s Friday morning MBSR course and receive your parking pass, please click here. 

Bio for Beth Sandweiss

Beth trained as an MBSR Instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, in MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) and with the Mindful Schools Program. She teaches MBSR at Montclair State University, the VA Hospital in Orange, the Krame Center at Ramapo College and at Valley Hospital where she developed a Mindfulness for Teens program.

Beth has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, and maintains a private therapy practice in Montclair, NJ where she uses mindfulness based interventions to treat families, adults and teens. Through her personal mindfulness practice and clinical work, Beth has come to value the power of mindfulness to enhance the capacity for joy and to develop greater awareness, wisdom, compassion and resilience in the face of inevitable challenges we all encounter.

As a consultant, Beth trains and supervises therapists, and provides Mindfulness Workshops for educators, parents, clergy, organizations and human service practitioners throughout the tri/state area.

She is the Director of Mindfulness Programs at Jewish Family Services of Metrowest NJ and serves on the Steering Committee of the NY/NJ MBSR Collaborative.


WEDNESDAY EVENING 8-WEEK COURSE DATES:

MBSR 8-Week Course – Meg Chang
April 25-June 13    |   7pm-9:30pm
Includes full-day retreat on Sunday, June 3   | 9am-4pm

Location:
Course in Anisfield School of Business Building Room 420 and retreat in Trustees Pavilion. Please park in Mackin-Bischoff Lot for both the course and the retreat.

NOTE: Attending one free orientation is required for participation in the 8-Week MBSR course.

To register and pay for Meg’s Wednesday evening MBSR course and receive your parking pass, please click here. 

Bio Meg Chang

Meg is a licensed dance/movement therapist who, starting in 1992, studied and began teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the first Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her initial MBSR teaching was through the Massachusetts Department of Corrections Prison Project with George Mumford and Saki Santorelli, at the Inner City Clinic, and in the Stress Reduction Clinic itself under the supervision of Saki Santorelli and Jon Kabat-Zinn.


A One Day Silent Retreat for all Graduates of past Krame Center MBSR programs:

All graduates of past Krame Center MBSR programs are welcome to attend the current semester’s MBSR one day silent retreat. To register to attend one of the MBSR silent retreats, please check back for registration or contact mindfulness@ramapo.edu for more information.


Enjoy this information video on MBSR and mindfulness:

For answers to frequently asked questions about the 8-Week MBSR course, click here.

What our MBSR graduates have to say about MBSR

“I would like to mention how your course changed my life for the better. My family stated how they noticed a difference in my behavior once I took your course. Similarly, I had a calmer approach to solving problems. Your course minimized my anxiety and it replaced my anxiety with strength and courage. I am forever grateful for taking your Mindful Based Stress Reduction Course at Ramapo College of New Jersey. After taking your course, I noticed how I let others dictate my life, instead of taking control of my life. This was until I took your [ Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course ] and I spent extra attention, noticing how I was feeling, and my emotions regarding events that happened within my life.”

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