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About the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Virtual Course

This 8-week virtual course, open to all Tufts faculty and staff, includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices to help participants expand their repertoire of wellbeing skills. (Limited to 20 participants. SEL-E-CT Fellows have first dibs on spots in this course, which usually has a waiting list by the start of the sessions. Please register asap if interested! (We will open this open to all Tufts faculty and staff this Friday afternoon.)

About the MBSR Instructor

Ashley Norwood is a certified Wellness Coach, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Practitioner and certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Therapist. Ashley teaches mindfulness courses, group health coaching classes and yoga classes for a variety of clients including Harvard University Health Services, MIT Medical, etc. (Ashley Norwood is back by popular demand; this is the fifth spring semester that she will teach this MBSR course at Tufts.)
This MBSR course for Tufts faculty & staff is offered by the SEL-E-CT program part of Tufts Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching (CELT).

This 8-week virtual MBSR course will meet on Tuesdays from 11:45am – 1:00pm via Zoom on the following dates:

February 6th
February 13th
February 20th
February 27th
March 5th
March 12th
(1-week break – Tufts Spring Recess)
March 26th
April 2nd

Register Here


More about MBSR (from the Mindfulness Center at Brown University)

MBSR is an effective, scientifically researched method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance and peace of mind. MBSR is an evidence-based, experiential program created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn; the program is designed to teach participants mindfulness meditation and movement practices they can integrate into their daily life.
Learning to practice mindfulness provides a way of relating directly with whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, of consciously and systematically noticing and responding to your own stress and pain, and to the challenges and demands of living. This starts with cultivating present-moment attention in an open, nonjudgmental way. MBSR is a nonsectarian, scientifically researched approach that is in harmony with any faith-based tradition.