Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

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Would you like to better manage your stress, anxiety, or chronic pain? Maybe you’re seeking balance in your life or a way to enhance your relationships with others. This 8-week course offers intensive training in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and mindful communication. You will discover how mindfulness can reduce stress, alleviate a range of mental and physical health problems, and increase joy and kindness. No previous meditation experience is required. Cost $525.

Atlanta Mindfulness Institute's open enrollment courses are available to all persons interested in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Register today to take a step toward improving your physical and mental well-being. 




Instructor: Stephanie Swann, PhD

MBSR Course Location:

The Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 W Howard Avenue
Decatur GA, 30030

Course Schedule:

Monday evenings for 8 weeks: August 21, 2017, and ending October 9, 2017.
(Please note that class 3 will meet on Wednesday, September 6 due to Monday, September 4 being Labor Day)

The first and last classes are from 6:00-9:00 in the evening. The other 6 classes are from 6:00-8:30 pm.

All-Day Retreat:
10:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday October 1, 2017.

All-day retreat location:
Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd, Rutledge, GA 30663


Instructor: Stephanie Swann, PhD

MBSR Location: 

Atlanta Center for Wellness
6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30328

Course Schedule:

Thursday evenings for 8 weeks: August 24, 2017 - October 12, 2017
The first and last classes meet from 6:00pm-9:00pm, the other 6 classes meet from 6:00pm-8:30pm

All-Day Retreat:
10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday October 1, 2017

All-Day Retreat Location:
Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd. Rutledge, GA 30663


Course Overview

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an eight-week program that was first developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. Extensive research over the past 30 years has shown that MBSR is extremely helpful in improving one’s quality of life. More recent research has shown that MBSR is an excellent intervention for many common mental and physical health problems such as depression, anxiety and panic disorders, family stress, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, gastrointestinal diseases, attention deficit disorders, eating disorders, coping with cancer, heart disease, and addictions.

The program includes intensive training in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and mindful communication. Mindfulness and the ongoing practice of mindfulness meditation improve the ability to be present to the experiences of life with acceptance. The practice of mindfulness is a way of cultivating the unity of mind and body, which brings greater awareness to all aspects of a human life: feelings, body sensations, thoughts, and emotions. No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of realizing the benefits of the course.


Individuals who practice mindfulness notice an increased ability to stay in the present moment and to be more open to “things just as they are.” Acknowledging present moment reality, whether it is pleasant or unpleasant, is the first step toward transformation and insight. Responding versus reacting becomes a possibility. Often participants discover long held emotional and behavioral patterns that create stress. These emotional and behavioral patterns are the basis of mental, physical and spiritual disease or suffering. Participants often experience an increase in positive mind states such as joy, compassion, and kindness.


Cancellation Policy

Please be aware of our cancellation policy. You are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 service fee up until 14 days prior to the course start. If cancellation occurs less than 14 days you are entitled to a 50% refund. Once the class begins there is no refunding of registration fees.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 404-357-0078.