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Virtual MBSR class starts in January 2022

November 30, 2021

The Family Institute is pleased to announce our eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) series with virtual sessions starting in January 2022. Participants will learn mindfulness-based skills that can change your relationship with your thoughts, feelings and pain. Our program focuses on guiding participants in mindfulness meditation. This will include mindful eating, breath awareness, meditation, self-awareness, proactive ways to approach stress and mindful yoga, aimed at all ability levels.


MBSR Series Dates & Times

Orientation 
Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.

8-Week Sessions
Thursdays, January 20 - March 10, 2022 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.

All-Day Retreat
Saturday, February 19, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

All sessions will meet virtually


Potential health benefits of MBSR include:

  • Stronger mind-body connection
  • Increased emotional health & well-being
  • Reduced depression & anxiety
  • Improved sleep cycles
  • Pain reduction
  • Increased attention span

What to Expect:

  • Interactive discussions on stress management and wellbeing. 
  • You'll learn techniques to stop living on autopilot as you more fully realize the mind-body connection. 
  • You'll develop a new approach to living with whichever stress-related conditions you are currently experiencing.

Cost: $400

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About the Facilitator

Karla Hargrove, M.A., LCP, offers a vulnerable space that empowers clients to become stakeholders in their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational wellness. Instilling hope, validation, compassion and empathy in client narratives are an ongoing portion of her clinical care. She enjoys building relationships with diverse individuals, couples, families and groups that are open to a humanistic, collaborative and strengths-based approach that focuses on the whole person.

Ms. Hargrove is participating in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training Intensive for Diverse and Marginalized Communities through UC San Diego. Upon completion, she will be a Certified Teacher of MBSR — an evidence-based approach to stress reduction through mindfulness and meditation. This blends into her advocacy for inclusivity, healing justice and community resilience.