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Based on a program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program focuses on guiding participants in mindfulness meditation. This includes mindful eating, breath awareness, meditation, self-awareness, proactive ways to approach stress and mindful yoga, aimed at all ability levels.

Because our program is group-based, participants will participate in interactive discussions on stress management and wellbeing. This helps people more fully experience how mindfulness can change our relationship to our thoughts, feelings and pain. Please note that all sessions will be held virtually.

The 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

MBSR Series Dates & Times

  • Orientation: Thursday, January 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
  • 8-Week Sessions: Thursdays, January 20 - March 10, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
  • All-Day Retreat: Saturday, February 19, 8:30 a.m - 4 p.m.
Group Type
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay

What to Expect

Participants can expect to learn techniques to stop living on autopilot as they more fully realize the mind-body connection. They will also develop a new approach to living with whichever stress-related conditions they experience.

Participant Requirements



Karla Hargrove, M.A., LPC

Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies Program

Karla Hargrove brings a diverse background of education and life experiences into her healing work as a trauma-centered psychotherapist. She received a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is an IL Certified Domestic Violence Advocate. After earning her Masters degree, Ms.

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