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Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction - an adaptation of the MBSR program

Our program will teach you how to use mindfulness and mindfulness meditation as a self-regulation approach for your stress reduction and emotion management.

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Program Details

Limited to 18 people. Refer to the brochure for the full description and details. The content and format of this program is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program, a research-based program westernized by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. This eight-session evening program follows the format of MBSR, although it is provided in slightly fewer hours and does not include the ninth session, which is a full-day, silent retreat that is part of the standard MBSR training.

The eight sessions are Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 12 to Oct. 31, 2017.

Our eight, 90-minute sessions cover:

  • An introduction to the concept of mindfulness
  • How to perform a body scan
  • How to use mindfulness to respond and reduce your stress versus reacting to stress
  • How to practice meditations
  • How to review the various aspects of stress triggers and reactions in your life
  • How to use a pleasant events calendar for your life
  • How to incorporate Hatha Yoga breathing and posture into your life
  • How to sustain the benefits you have gained from the program

Research

Research related to the benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques can be found at SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Please note that this program contains many of the standard MBSR components. 

Registration, Cost and CEUs

Fee: $299 by August 15, 2017. $339 after August 15, 2017.

Limited to 18 people. Register early!

CEUs:

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 12 renewal hours for CASAC, CPP & CPS; 12 initial hours in Section 4 CPS

NY Social Workers: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Mental Health Counselors: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Creative Arts Therapists: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Marriage and Family Therapists: UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12 live in-person contact hours are approved.

 

 

Location

University at Buffalo
Room 214, Parker Hall
3435 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14214

Instructor

Andrea (Andy) Browning, LMHC, CRC, previously worked as a therapist in a research project for UB’s Research Institute on Addictions to determine the effectiveness of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction on individuals with a substance abuse dependence diagnosis.  This involved MBSR training and ongoing supervision as well as facilitation of MBSR groups. Prior positions in Buffalo, NY include working at Kaleida Health, Outpatient Trauma/Co-occurring Disorder program; Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services; and Volunteer Alternatives to Violence Project. Since 2012, Andy has lived out of country serving as primary caregiver for a family member. During this time, she relied on her mindfulness stress reduction skills to bring peace and light to each day. Andy was a co-trainer of our MBSR adaption program in 2010 and 2011 along with instructor Marcy Brimo, LCSW-R.