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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation Course

Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am


A Four-Session Course in Mindfulness Based Meditation –  adapted from The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is an evidence based meditative practice developed at the University of Massachusetts College of Medicine. It is effective in relieving stress and anxiety, controlling pain, unwanted negative thought patterns, and lowering blood pressure. It allows you to enter a state of peace and well being. Our course has been shortened from 8 to 4 weeks and includes insights and practices gained by Valerie in her many years of teaching meditation and practice.

In this practice, mindfulness is literally the pure awareness of your emotions, thoughts, and feelings in your inner-self, and your body. You feel totally present, centered, relaxed and focused. In this moment, you are non-reactive, nonjudgmental, and openhearted towards the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Once learned, this is a meditative practice you can do on your own or in a group. Rather than requiring years of practice, students can see significant benefits by the end of the four-week course. See more information and benefits on the Stress Reduction  page of this website. https://www.shiftintobalancenow.com

The course starts the first Saturday of the month and meets weekly, ending the fourth Saturday. Each session lasts an hour. Wear comfortable clothing. Participants may sit on the floor or in a chair.

We will also explore body scanning, walking meditation, and variations of sitting meditation and the Seven Fundamental Attitudes. A Qi Gong exercise/healing practice is also included.

Location: Leaves of Life Integrated Wellness Center in the The Flairsoft Building Conference Room, located on the second floor. Follow the signs. An elevator is available.

7720 Rivers Edge Drive Columbus Ohio 43235

Once trained, students may drop in on any session for review and practice. Drop-in – $20 at the time of drop-in (must have completed the course)

Instructor: Valerie Christensen, RN,

Current Course Schedule:Saturdays May 5,12,19, & 26  10:00 – 11:30AM

Fee: Four Week Course – $150.00 (Reflects Summer $25.00 OFF Special)

  • Price: $150.00
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am


Leaves of Life Intergrative Wellness Center -FlairSoft Building
7720 Rivers Edge Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43221
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Valerie Christensen, RN