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Free introduction sessions scheduled for September 7 & 15

MAHWAH, N.J. – The Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College of New Jersey is offering free introduction sessions to the Eight-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. The free introductions are Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m. and Friday, September 15 at 9 a.m. in the Anisfield School of Business Room 420. The MBSR courses will be held this fall on Thursdays at 7 p.m.., Fridays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

Participants in MBSR will learn about this research-backed mind-body stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, UMASS Medical School. Participants will develop awareness of the body and emotions and thoughtfully respond instead of react to situations. Public research has shown that mindfulness training can be an important adjunct to conventional medical treatment for many disorders as well as a powerful way of reducing stress and pain and learning to focus attention in the present moment. The orientation is a required part of the course.

Please visit https://www.ramapo.edu/kramecenter/programs/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction/ to register or for information on MBSR. Email mindfulness@ramapo.edu for additional information.

The mission of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living is to support faculty, staff and students while also serving the greater community as a distinctive center at Ramapo College of New Jersey, for learning and applied research in contemplative and mindfulness practices for the betterment and well-being of individuals, organizations and society.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state's premier public liberal arts college. Ranked among the top colleges in the region by College Choice and recognized by, among others, U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction and, also designated by Victory Media as a "Military Friendly College," Ramapo College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.

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