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)

Fall 2014 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD

Registration opens: 7/7/14
Early Registration Discount Expires: 8/22/14
Registration Closes:  9/3/14

Last Day to Cancel: 9/19/14

Tuesdays
Orientation: September 9, 2:30-4:30 pm
September 16-November 4, 2:30-5 pm
Instructor:  Jeanne van Gemert
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

Tuesdays
Orientation:  September 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
September 16-November 4, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Julie Kosey
Location:  St.Paul's Episcopal Church (Cary)

Wednesdays
Orientation:  September 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
September 17-November 5, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Jeff Brantley
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

Thursdays
Orientation:  September 11, 2:30-4:30 pm
September 18-November 6, 2:30-5 pm
Instructor:  Ron Vereen
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)

Distance Learning schedules

Fall 2014 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD

Registration opens: 7/7/14
Early Registration Discount Expires: 8/22/14
Registration Closes:  9/3/14

Last Day to Cancel: 9/19/14

Foundation

Thursdays
September 18-November 6, 7-8:30 EDT
Instructor:  Riitta H Rutanen Whaley
teleconference

Graduate Program schedules

Fall 2014 | Day of Mindfulness for all classes:  TBD

Registration opens: 7/7/14
Early Registration Discount Expires: 8/22/14
Registration Closes:  9/3/14

Last Day to Cancel: 9/19/14


Kindness and Acceptance

Wednesdays
Orientation:  September 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
September 17-November 5, 6:30-9 pm
Instructor:  Mary Brantley
Location:  Duke Integrative Medicine (Durham)


The foundation of Loving Kindness Meditation is to know how to be your own friend and cultivate the core goodness in yourself. The course will explore themes of embracing yourself, forgiveness, working with the difficult person, exploring happiness, learning to rest in compassion, equanimity and generosity. The goal of this course will be to deepen your Loving Kindness Meditation practice and to let the mystery of the practice open your heart a little wider. Each participant is asked to make a daily commitment to practice Loving Kindness Meditation. The awareness and concentration learned in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class will support and inform your mindfulness practice and help deepen into the Loving Kindness Meditation. Each participant is asked to make a daily commitment to practice Loving Kindness Meditation. A main reading resource for this course will be The Force of Kindness by Sharon Salzberg.

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
  • First Saturday of each month.

  • 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
     
  • Fall 2014 | TBD