Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training
Dec 01, 2015 07:17AM
Craig R. Schollenberger
Craig R. Schollenberger, in his sixth year of teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, will hold the next training from 7 to 9 p.m., on eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning January 26. The training is experiential and provides CDs of guided meditations for daily practice, along with a workbook and a copy of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, Full Catastrophe Living. Each week, participants meet to talk about what they’ve noticed in their lives as a result of their growing meditation practice, with time given to answer any questions.
When cultivating mindfulness, practitioners have noticed improved sleep, a more productive response to stress, improved relationships and greater overall happiness and contentment. Mindfulness has been used as a supplemental intervention in the treatment of cancer and chronic pain.
Schollenberger completed the teaching practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the Penn Program for Mindfulness, and began teaching the course in 2011, offering training four times each year. He notes that the brain’s capacity to develop and thrive well into later years suggests that doing things differently assists with growth at any point in life. Mindfulness is a key ingredient in creating opportunities to flourish.