MBSR Boosts Self-Care Dimension of Health
MBSR’s proven effectiveness is the reason Kogan and his colleagues regularly refer patients into the course and provide a 10 percent discount when someone attends with a friend or family member. Participants learn and practice mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and other body-awareness exercises, mobilizing their own inner resources for coping, growing, and healing with support from the group and the teacher, Grace Ogden.
Ogden is a Qualified MBSR Teacher by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at UMass Medical School. A longtime meditator and wellness educator, Ogden began integrating mindfulness into her daily life in her 20s under the guidance of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.
GWCIM’s next MBSR program starts mid-March and includes an orientation session, eight weekly classes and a daylong retreat, with a choice of Sunday afternoons on the GWU campus or Monday mornings in Takoma Park, Maryland.