About Dr. Heineman
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Classes (MSBR)
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STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES
For many years, people who are a lot like
you have chosen
to become active participants in their own health and
well-being through the practice of Mindfulness.
Now, you can, too ...
There are no classes currently scheduled
An "Awareness" Approach
to Improving the Quality of Your Life
We live in stressful times. The pace of life is fast and intense
for most of us -- uncertainty, endless change, and a very high
number of demands now seem to be the norm in families,
relationships, classrooms and workplaces. These persistent
everyday challenges can and often do adversely affect our
psychological and physical health and well-being.
In this course you are invited to learn to be active in
counteracting the effects of this. A powerful body of research
indicates that individuals who complete this kind of course
• An ability to cope more effectively with
both short and long-term stress
• An increased ability to relax
• Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
• Lasting decreases in both psychological and
Excerpts from Class Evaluations
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
When you enroll, you will learn:
• How to face change and difficulties with greater ease
• Methods for being physically and mentally relaxed and at ease
• Gentle, full-body exercises to strengthen
your body and release muscular tension
• Practical coping skills to improve your
ability to handle stressful situations
• How to become more aware of the
relationship between mind and body
in managing your well-being
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
This stress reduction program is modeled after the Stress
Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical
School, created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. It
includes 30 hours of class, 4 practice cd's, a textbook, a
workbook, and individual orientation and exit interviews. The
class sessions include 8 weekly 2½-hour sessions, plus one
all-day session on a Saturday.
The class is grounded in experiential learning, including the
practices of Body Scan, several forms of Meditation (Sitting,
Walking, Lying Down), and gentle simple hatha yoga movements. I
suggest that you wear practical clothing such as sweats or
workout clothes that are comfortable and allow the body to move
without restriction. In order to respect the possibility of
allergies in the group, please do not wear fragrances of any
This course is both challenging and life-affirming. It requires
a commitment to yourself and to your classmates to attend
regularly and to engage the practices daily for 45-60 minutes.
For more information on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction,
please visit the Center for Mindfulness at the University of
Stress Reduction page.
HOW TO ENROLL
This class is designed for adults age 18 and up.
For more information about the program, or to enroll,
contact Dr. Heineman at 269.345.7101.
Classes form on a regular basis in Spring and Fall.
The cost of the program is $395, and can be paid by cash or
check. Scholarships are sometimes available.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Carolyn Heineman is a licensed psychologist in private practice.
She has practiced various forms of meditation and other
contemplative practices for over 20 years, and has completed a
7-day professional training program in Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction under the direction of Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki
Santorelli. She has been teaching this material individually and
in groups for over ten years.
Dr. Heineman currently specializes in the integration of
meditative techniques into her work as an individual and
relationship therapist. She also has over 25 years of experience
in the high stress world of corporate business.
There are no classes currently scheduled
To register for the class, or to get more information, please
phone me at 269.345.7101. An orientation interview is required
prior to the first class session, so please begin the
registration process at least three weeks prior to the start
date of the class.
Classes often fill early, so don't delay.
... and remember to breathe ...