The Center for Courageous Living offers a variety of programs and retreats during the year. More…
The Center for Courageous Living was founded by Janet Solyntjes, MA, CYT and Jeff Price, MA, LPC, LAC, CGP More…
What others say...
I greatly enjoyed my MBSR classes with Janet. She is a marvelous teacher who takes her students right where they are and leads them gently to the next step.
Increased mindfulness helps handle the everyday stress we all experience, no matter our age, health or lifestyle.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) began in 1979 as the Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. The program was featured in the Bill Moyer’s PBS documentary Healing and the Mind and is the subject of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s best selling book, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of the Body and Mind to Face Stress.
“there is more right about you than there is wrong, no matter how ill or how hopeless you feel” (Kabat-Zinn)
During times of transition, personal loss, intense emotional or physical pain, or any of the numerous circumstances that send our life out of balance, it can be helpful to have support on the journey towards greater calm and a deeper sense of well-being.
MBSR has been shown to:
- reduce depression and anxiety
- increase focus and mental clarity
- enhance and improve personal health
- improve communication with others
- calm the wildness of the "monkey mind"
- foster courage in difficult situations
- bring unconditional joy to daily life
The MBSR foundation course includes 8 weekly sessions and a one-day silent retreat. Various mindfulness tools are learned and practiced in a group context with an emphasis on personal journey.
Please see specific MBSR programs and retreats for more information.
MBSR Audio Files(for current course participants,only)
WATCH: What is Mindfulness?
An overview of what Mindfulness is - including it's history, rationale and scientific benefits - from the founders at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, US
Individual wellness mentoring, using the tools of MBSR is the inspiration and outgrowth of years of work with the MBSR Foundation Course. Working with a mentor can help you tap the well of inner resource that allows for a genuine, artful and fearless approach to life.
The mentoring journey can be limited to a single session or can be ongoing.
Cost: $110 per session / $275 for a 3-session series
(all sessions are an hour in length)
To contact Janet about a session : MB-Well™