Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBSR is a highly regarded methodology for working with stress, pain, and illness. It was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center to help patients cope more effectively with chronic conditions. The program has a large body of published research demonstrating reductions in medical symptoms and improvements in quality of life for participants with a variety of physical and psychological diagnoses.
Thanks in large part to this pioneering program, mindfulness has now become a recognized element of integrative medicine and general health promotion. Whether it is the stress of daily life or the challenges of a physical condition, MBSR has helped thousands of people like you to live fuller, richer, and more empowered lives.
The Tucson MBSR program uses the same format and curriculum as taught by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, which is now part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. While other mindfulness and mind body programs have recently become available, the bulk of the research on mindfulness uses the MBSR protocol. By staying with the established model, we endeavor to deliver the same results that have given the program its excellent clinical credibility. Our instructors have completed professional training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and are dedicated educators. Mindfulness development is a simple, profound, and potentially life changing adventure; we look forward to being your guides.