MBSR with Thimo Wittich
8 Week Course:
Saturdays, October 3rd – November 21st, 2020 9am-11:30am
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2020 | 9:30am -5pm
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
9:00am – 11:00am
Attendance at an orientation is required –
however if you can’t attend please contact me to arrange a time to speak on the phone
Choose $300 or $450. Sliding scale “pay what you can” pricing. Please pay more, if you can, to help support those less able to pay. Refunds are available after orientation, before the first session. Thank you.
MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) is an 8-week evidence based, experiential program created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., in 1979 for the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
From its beginning MBSR was designed to provide participants with intensive and systematic training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices such as sitting and walking meditation, yoga, and inquiry.
In its over 40 years of clinical research MBSR consistently demonstrates positive outcomes associated with increased self-awareness and emotional and attentional regulation with significant reductions in symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions towards stress response, including anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
Each class includes a combination of “formal” meditation practices, mindful movement and discussion/inquiry exploring the habits of the mind to discover how these patterns of reactivity become a major cause of stress. In addition several informal practices throughout the 8 weeks will help to integrate the practices in daily life in all its facets to improve the capability to create healthy relationships to ourselves and our surrounding.
Participants are supported by recorded guided meditations and are expected to integrate the formal and informal practices on a daily basis during the course of the 8 week class (and hopefully beyond).
Thimo Wittich is a yoga, mindfulness meditation teacher and the cofounder and editor of evidero.de a German online magazine for a conscious, sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Thimo has been studying Yoga and Buddhism for over 15 years. His background includes a 3 year Ashtanga Yoga teacher training, several years of yoga practice under the guidance of Sharath Jois in Mysore, India, and regular silent meditation retreats. He completed the Committed Practitioner Program at Bodhi College and since 2018 he has been a Teacher Trainee at Bodhi College under the guidance of dedicated and recognized teachers like Akincano Marc Weber, Christina Feldman, Stephen Batchelor, John Peacock, Chris Cullen and many more.
He has completed the Level 1 training of MBSR Teacher Education at the Mindfulness Center at Brown School of Public Health and is qualified to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Originally from Germany he currently lives with his wife and daughter in upstate New York.