Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

images-1Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program that introduces you to mindfulness practice in the form of sitting meditation, body awareness and mindful movement, modeled by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.

In October of 2015, the British government published a promising report on mindfulness. Earlier that year, Mindful magazine published an article about this initiative, UK on the Fast Track to Becoming a Mindful Nation.

The MBSR program at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine includes a free information session and a 30-minute private interview with the instructor before the first class. Attending an informational session is strongly encouraged. Each class also includes one all-day session on a Saturday or Sunday.

Note: Total in-class time is 31 hours over 8 weeks.
Classes often fill to capacity, and advance registration is required.

Fee: $375 tuition + $35 for materials
$335 tuition for UCSF faculty, staff and students
$300 tuition for MBSR alum
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are available for this course (see accreditation details below).

PLEASE NOTE: If you already own a copy of Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, please enter FCL16 into the coupon code field when registering, as this will deduct $16 from the total materials fee.

2017 Dates:

Info Session Class Dates Daylong Retreat
Wed, 1/4
7:00-9:30 pm
1/18 – 3/8
7:00-9:30 pm
Sat, 2/25 Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
Wed, 1/11
2:00-4:30 pm
1/25 – 3/15
2:00-4:30 pm
Sun, 3/5 James Mitchell, PhD
Mon, 1/30
3:00-5:30 pm
2/6 – 3/27
(no class 2/20,
make-up class 2/23)
3:00-5:30 pm
Sun, 3/19 Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
Tues, 2/7
7:00-9:30 pm
2/21 – 4/11
7:00-9:30 pm
Sun, 4/2 Nichole Proffitt
Thurs, 2/16
7:00-9:30 pm
3/2 – 4/20
7:00-9:30 pm
Sat, 4/8 Nichole Proffitt
Wed, 3/15
1:00-3:30 pm
3/29 – 5/17
1:00-3:30 pm
Sat, 5/6 Jane Baraz, MA
Wed, 3/22
7:00-9:30 pm
4/5 – 5/24
7:00-9:30 pm
Sun, 5/14 James Mitchell, PhD
Tues, 4/18
7:15-9:45 pm
5/2 – 6/20
7:15-9:45 pm
Sun, 6/11 Nichole Proffitt
Wed, 5/31
7:00-9:30 pm
6/7 – 7/26
7:00-9:30 pm
Sat, 7/15 James Mitchell, PhD
Thurs, 5/25
7:00-9:30 pm
6/8 – 7/27
7:00-9:30 pm
Sun, 7/16 James Mitchell, PhD
Tues, 6/13
7:15-9:45 pm
6/27 – 8/22
(no class 7/4)
7:15-9:45 pm
Sat, 8/12 Nichole Proffitt
Thurs, 7/13
7:15-9:45 pm
8/3 – 9/21
7:15-9:45 pm
Sun, 9/10 Nichole Proffitt
Mon, 8/28
1:00-3:30 pm
9/11 – 10/30
1:00-3:30 pm
Sun, 10/22 Jane Baraz, MA
Thurs, 9/7
3:00-5:30 pm
9/21 – 11/9
3:00-5:30 pm
Sun, 10/29 James Mitchell, PhD
Wed, 10/18
7:00-9:30 pm
10/25 – 12/13
7:00-9:30 pm
Sun, 12/3 Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS

You may register online.
Questions? E-mail us or call 415-353-7718.

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UCSF School of Medicine designates this education activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses:  The California Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal.  Nurses from states other than California should check with their state board for specific continuing education policies.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA category 1 credit for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Psychologists: This educational activity is recognized by the California Board of Psychology as meeting the continuing education requirements toward license renewal for California psychologists. Psychologists are responsible for reporting their own attendance to the California Board of Psychology. Psychologists from other states should check with their respective licensing board.

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care: The approved credits shown above include 1.5 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 487, Pain Management and End-of-Life Care Geriatric Medicine The approved credits shown above include 1.25 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

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