Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Schedules

All schedules are subject to change - please check here for the most current schedules before registering for a class. MBSR classes are relatively small compared to other Duke IM offerings so early registration is highly encouraged. Please also be aware that classes must meet a minimum number of participants- if the minimum is not met, a class will be cancelled. Notification of cancellation will occur several business days in advance of the orientation session, and all registered participants will be issued a full refund.

Foundation schedules (on-site classes)

Summer 2014 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD @ St.Stephen's in Durham

Registration opens: 4/14/2014
Early Registration Discount Expires: 6/6/14
Registration Closes:  6/18/14

Last Day to Cancel: 7/7/14

Tuesdays
Orientation:  June 24, 2:30-4:30 pm
July 1-August 19, 2:30-5 pm
Instructor:  Ron Vereen
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)


Tuesdays
Orientation:  June 24, 6:30-8:30 pm
July 1-August 19, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Maya McNeilly
Location:  Duke Raleigh Hospital (Raleigh)

Wednesdays
Orientation:  June 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
July 2-August 20, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Mary Brantley
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

Distance Learning schedules

Summer 2014 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD @ St.Stephen's in Durham

Registration opens: 4/14/2014
Early Registration Discount Expires: 6/6/14
Registration Closes:  6/18/14

Last Day to Cancel: 7/7/14

Foundation

Wednesdays
July 2-August 20, 7-8:30 EDT
Instructor:  Riitta H Rutanen Whaley
teleconference

Graduate Program schedules

Summer 2014 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD @ St.Stephen's in Durham

Registration opens: 4/14/2014
Early Registration Discount Expires: 6/6/14
Registration Closes:  6/18/14

Last Day to Cancel: 7/7/14


Sustaining and Deepening Practice

Thursdays
Orientation:  June 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
July 3-August 21, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Phyllis Hicks
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine


After attending the foundations course you may find that your meditation practice could benefit from continued support. This course will offer an opportunity to deepen practice and to explore the major tendencies of the mind that hinder our ability to see clearly. As our understanding of the shared human condition grows, the heart-mind naturally inclines towards compassion and towards sustaining practice. A wholesome energy arises for patiently observing our engagement with life just as it is! With better information we begin to abandon unwholesome habits and infuse kind awareness into all the actions of daily living. Gradually old patterns of reactivity and tension soften and fall away. We will cultivate mindfulness, concentration, and kindness.

We will learn methods for investigating experience, and apply mindfulness in fresh ways in our daily lives. We will enjoy the many benefits of practicing and inquiring together! • Deepen personal daily practice. • Learn methods of inquiry, contemplation, and meditation.

  • Increase compassion and understanding for how the body and mind interface with constantly changing experience.
  • Learn how our specific difficulties are reflections of our conditioned strategies for navigating stress.
  • Develop a wholesome receptivity to life just as it is, allowing your direct experience to be your best teacher.
  • Use the group as a support for expanding your range of skillful means and awakening joy.


Continuation Class schedules

  • Experience Mindfulness
    Join us for a weekly "taste" of mindfulness. Topics vary.  This class is open to the public.

    Registration:  There is no need to pre-register.
    Fee: $15 payable at reception desk.
    Location: Duke Integrative Medicine, 3475 Erwin Road
    Time: 12 - 1 pm

    Every Wednesday.
  • Saturday Drop-In
    Saturday Drop-In Classes are once-a-month sessions except for months with the Day of Mindfulness. Topics vary. This class open to the public.

    Registration:  There is no need to pre-register
    Fee:  $15 payable at reception desk.
    Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine, 3475 Erwin Road
    Time:  9 - 10:30 am

    April 12, 2014
    June 14, 2014 

  • Day of Mindfulness
    One full-day session of intense mindfulness practice taking place once during each program cycle (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Please bring a bag lunch.  This class is for currently enrolled students and MBSR alumni only.

    Registration:  Pre-registeration is required.  Students enrolled in a MBSR course in-progress do not need to register for this event separately (the DoM event is a part of the MBSR curriculum, and the cost is included in the MBSR registration fee).

    To register call 919-660-6826 or 866-313-0959 (toll-free)

    Fee:  $30 | $25 if registered by that cycle's early registration deadline
    Donations are also welcome; all donations go to our scholarship fund.

    Location:  St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 82 Kimberly Drive, Durham, NC 2770 or
             St.Paul's Episcopal Church, 221 Union Street, Cary, NC 27511

    Time: 9 am - 4 pm

    Get directions to the Day of Mindfulness

Spring 2014 | May 3 @ St. Stephen's in Durham

Registration opens: 1/21/2014
Early Registration Discount Expires: 3/7/2014
Registration Closes: 5/1/2014

Summer 2014 | TBD @ St. Stephen's in Durham

Registration opens: 4/14/2014
Early Registration Discount Expires: 6/6/14
Registration Closes:  TBD