One of the better-known, formalized programs for learning about stress is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This initiative was designed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
The goal of this initiative is to teach participants to better control and lower stress, which many studies have shown will positively improve health status and well-being.
Now being offered at Delray Community Wellness Center, MBSR instructor Brett Ferrigan and his team, use the “gentleness and accuracy of mindfulness practices” to guide participants in a 6-week exploration of both stress and relaxation. The MBSR program is for people who will commit to mindfulness practice six days a week for 6 weeks.