Saratoga Stress Reduction Program

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Date(s) - 03/01/2014
8:30 am - 10:00 am


This nine-week course provides instruction in formal mindfulness meditation methods including a body scan, gentle yoga, sitting meditation and walking meditation. These practices offer students a means of self-regulation and encourage the cultivation of greater awareness. Students learn to reduce their particular symptoms of psychological and somatic distress as well as to respond to challenges with less reactivity and greater clarity. The course also provides instruction in informal mindfulness meditation practices such as being in nature and eating with awareness.

Midway through the course, students learn about the physiology of stress and how it relates to their individual stress reactivity patterns. Using the latest scientific research, we explore how the act of mindful noticing activates innate internal resources that can change our perception of daily events, including stressful ones. This altered appraisal allows students to use a broader range of both internal and external responses so that they need not remain locked in stress patterns.

If you are paying out-of-pocket, the rate is $550 per person for the nine-week class. $250 is due at Class #1 with balance due by Class #5. However, we participate with many insurance companies, please call for details, and visit our website

To register or for more information, please contact Dr. Selma Nemer at 581-3180 x307