Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Your Organization needs this Workshop!





After successfully
completing the MBSR program, participants experience significant gains in positive mood, decreases in negative mood, stress reduction, and medical and psychological symptom reduction.

Overview

If you feel overwhelmed by the dizzying pace of modern life, experience difficulty coping with pain (physical and/or emotional), or are simply interested in getting back in touch with your life ‘lived in moments’, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) may be just want you need. It includes expert facilitation in secular mindfulness practices including breathing, body scan, walking, and eating meditation as well as light yoga. This 8 week program (1 day per week for 2.5 hours) includes instruction and dialogue around integrating mindfulness practice into everyday life: at home, in the workplace, and in between.

The researched benefits of this program are real. People who take MBSR report a greater ability to reduce stress and anxiety, cope with chronic pain, generate healthy energy, and approach life with gratitude. Sessions take place either onsite at your organization after work, or at an offsite location of your organization's choosing.

Simply being, rather than getting ‘caught in thought', yields a greater sense of peace, reduction in stress and anxiety, and a greater sense of well- being, compassion, and gratitude. Those who practice mindfulness report a fundamental shift in attitudes toward life and work, which attunes them to a deeper sense of purpose, insight, and wholeness.

2.5 hour and 1/2 day options available
in-person or Zoom

Objectives

  • Learn to enjoy the benefits of a mindfulness practice routine tailored to fit your lifestyle.

  • Learn several practices will be introduced in this 8 week program, including sitting, body-scan, walking, eating, and loving kindness meditation.

  • Receive an MBSR workbook, copy of Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Full Catastrophe Living", and online videos developed by Dr. Brendel



Based on

Facilitator

Dr. William Brendel (Bill) earned his doctorate at Columbia University and for over 20 years has facilitated the strategic transformation of leaders, teams, and organizations. As founder and principal consultant for the Transformative Learning institute, Bill enjoys helping a wide variety of organizations around the world in locations such as the U.S., Africa, China, Korea, and India. ​In addition to consulting, Bill is also an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he teaches graduate courses to aspiring consultants. He has also taught in programs at Columbia University, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Temple University, and the University of St Thomas.

In 2021, Bill received the Lisa Kimball Evolving the Field of Organization Development Award, one of the field’s highest honors, for his outstanding accomplishments in connecting diverse people and ideas to advance OD theory and applications worldwide. He is a trustee on the board of the Organization Development Network and leads the Organization Development Education Association.​​ Bill also shares his knowledge of organization development practices through his publications in books, articles, blogs, and popular press. He is frequently interviewed about current events that pertain to organizational strategy and culture. In 2017, Bill was interviewed by Variety Magazine, for his views on corporate culture and complicity surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal. He has written frequently for the Star Tribune, and blogs on cutting-edge approaches to strategic transformation on LinkedIn. Dr. Brendel has consulted and trained leaders in the organizations listed below:

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Dr. Bill Brendel

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