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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
MBSR Group Sessions

The course meets once per week for eight weeks, with one daylong Saturday or Sunday class. These sessions will include individual, tailored instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, as well as group discussions, gentle yoga and stretching, daily homework, and related class materials.

Access to downloadable audio recordings of meditation and mindfulness exercises is included in your registration fee, for your use in practicing outside of class.

Please review the course terms as well as the cancellation and refund policy prior to registering for the course.

This course is approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching for 27.5 continuing education units (CEP # 100057). If you would like to attend this course for NBHWC continuing education units, please add this option onto your registration (Cost $15). 

If you are not a NBHWC certified health coach, it is your responsibility to confirm that the course or event meets the requirements of your governing institution or credentialing board and that they will accept NBHWC CEUs. NBHWC CEUs are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Course Terms, Policies and Additional Information

Course Terms

As part of the registration, you will need to agree to these terms:

Item 1: Mindfulness programming may not be appropriate for persons experiencing recent grief or trauma, serious mental or physical health challenges, chemical dependencies or suicidal feelings. If any of these apply to you, please contact the facilitator prior to beginning the session. Should you determine that the program is not appropriate at this time, you will receive a full refund.

Item 2: This mindfulness programming includes skill training or practice in relaxation and meditation methods as well as gentle stretching (yoga) exercises. I understand that if for any reason I am unable to, or think it unwise to engage in these techniques and exercises whether during the weekly sessions at University of Minnesota, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing or at home, I am under no obligation to engage in these techniques nor will I hold the above named facility liable for any injury sustained from these exercises.

Item 3: I understand that I am not to attend sessions under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.

To request accessibility accommodations, please contact Molly Buss, program manager (612-625-8164, bussx057@umn.edu).

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The Mindfulness Programs Information Sessions are free and open to anyone interested in gaining more knowledge about the programs offered by the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.

We will be hosting two information sessions about our Mindfulness Programs during Spring of 2020.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:30 - 7:30 PM
The Pillars of White Bear Lake
4650 Centerville Rd
White Bear Lake, MN 55127


The information sessions will cover details about the make-up and content of the courses, a brief background, an introduction to the practice of mindfulness, and time for questions.

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Contact us:
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
420 Delaware St SE, MMC 505
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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