Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
The goal standard for mindfulness training since 1978

Due to the pandemic, this 8 week course will be live online using Zoom

The next MBSR course Dr Patterson teaches
begins with orientation Thursday July 7th from 6:00-8:00 PM (Eastern)
Followed by 8 consecutive Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 PM ending Thursday September 1st, including a retreat class Saturday August 20th from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Goals of MBSR
– Learn life-long tools for living fully despite daily challenges and demands
– Consciously promote resilience, positive psychology and emotional intelligence
– Prevent burnout from the stress of work and taking care of others
– Reduce errors and accidents at work and home
– Systematically mobilize your inner resources for healing pain and illness
– Practice a portable toolkit of self-care approaches for promoting health
– Learn non-drug approaches for managing stress-related chronic conditions
– Explore the meaning and deepest values that inform your life and your work
– Cultivate your innate happiness, peacefulness and compassion

Slow down, relax the body, quiet the mind and open the heart

This experiential learning environment is based on a facilitated small group process.
Such group support can be a personally transformative model for learning and healing.

Mindfulness skills you will learn include
– Mindful gentle yoga (no prior yoga experience necessary)
– Body scan
– Mindfulness meditation
– Mindful eating
– Mindful communication
– Other mind-body skills you will learn include journaling, self-massage, skilled relaxation and imagery

Facilitator- John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP, ABoIHM
Board certified in Family Practice and Integrative Holistic Medicine
Teaching mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) for University of Kentucky Health and Wellness since 2014
Faculty member Saybrook College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences
Senior faculty for Center for Mind Body Medicine (Washington DC)
Certified by Mindful Practice Programs, U of Rochester School of Medicine
Certified by Integral Yoga Institutes
Certified by Integrative Restoration Institute (iRest Yoga Nidra)
Certified by Physician Coaching Institute
Certified by Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society

Location- LIVE ONLINE with ZOOM
Rather than Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington KY 40503
Group size is limited. Pre-registration is required

Cost is partially underwritten by UK Wellness for UK employees- for details see
Cost for non-UK participants is sliding scale $295 – $395 as financially able.
For non-UK registration, please use both email and voicemail to contact Dr. Patterson-
Email- japatt@windstream.net Phone- 859-373-0033