As part of our larger efforts to decrease incidence of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide, Davis School District has partnered with Davis Behavioral Health to bring effective mindfulness training to our schools.
In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts to bring a form of meditation known as mindfulness into the medical mainstream. Mindfulness is a basic human quality, a way of learning to pay attention to whatever is happening in your life that allows you a greater sense of connection to your life inwardly and outwardly. Mindfulness is also a practice, a systematic method aimed at cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding. In the context of your health, mindfulness is a way for you to experientially learn to take better care of yourself by exploring and understanding the interplay of mind and body and mobilizing your own inner resources for coping, growing, and healing. More than three decades of scientific research at medical centers all over the world suggests that training in mindfulness and MBSR can positively and often profoundly affect participants' ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life more fully.
This foundation course, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), is intended to benefit you personally and preparation for receiving curriculum training to teach your students. The foundation course is designed for adults to have their own experience with mindfulness practice to meet stress with skill, wisdom, and self-compassion. From that foundation, they will then be prepared to engage in the curriculum training.
Duration: An orientation, 8-weekly classes and one daylong class on a Saturday
Continuing Education: Eligible for up to 25 continuing education hours
- Unable to provide scholarships for the online course.