Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Training
Craig Schollenberger, board certified diplomate and licensed clinical social worker, will host an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training, from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays, from September 13 through November 1. The course includes 22 hours of formal instruction, a copy of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, Full Catastrophe Living, printed materials and CDs of guided meditation developed specifically for this training.
A Day of Mindfulness, open to anyone with an established meditation practice, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 23, at The Restorative Center, in Reading. For more information, contact Sue Siegrist at 610-763-6998.
The benefits of MBSR—rooted in a tradition that is thousands of years old—have been studied and documented since 1979. MBSR has been shown to support people in their efforts to lead a balanced life, respond differently to stress and improve emotional difficulties.
With more than 170 hours of training from Kabat-Zinn, The Penn Program for Mindfulness and Zindel Segal, Ph.D., Schollenberger participated in a 60-hour trauma training at Drexel University, in which the first line of treatment for every type of trauma was mindfulness. His latest training, The Advanced Mindfulness Toolbox for Rewiring the Brain, specifically addressed using MBSR for anxiety, depression, pain, PTSD and stress-related symptoms.