"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

More About MBSR

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, also known as MBSR, is an eight-week, practice-based, interactive course that uses mindful meditation practices, mindful movement (gentle yoga), group dialogue and inquiry as a way of helping people learn to relate differently to stressors in their lives. We will examine stress reactivity versus stress response while becoming more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations in a way that suspends judgment and self-criticism. Many people report finding inner strengths and resources that help them make wiser decisions about their health and life in general.


Upcoming Courses


All courses run 8 consecutive weeks. The All-Day Retreat is held on a weekend day between sessions 6 and 7.
Dates may change depending on the needs of the group.

Call or e-mail for more information.

Come and see what MBSR is all about!

Every course includes a free 1-hour Orientation.

Orientation is required for anyone taking the course and is helpful if you are undecided.

Courses Soon

  • Tuesday Evenings 6:30 - 8:30pm
  • Registration for the Orientation and for the MBSR course is Required. Please click on link or email Joanne for more information or to register.

    This course (and the Orientation session) will be held in the Cayuga Room at the
    Homewood Suites, 36 Cinema Drive, Ithaca, New York.
    Class size is limited.

    For more information or to Register, please call or email Joanne.

    "Any change that comes about in your life will be primarily because of your own efforts."

    Joanne Taormina, LMSW