| What is mindfulness?
|For information on our newsletter or a link to the recent 60 Minutes program, see the Readings page.
is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening
in your life so that you can experience greater vitality and
well-being in the present moment. Pain, whether physical or
emotional, tends to force our attention to contract. Rather
than thinking about what may lie ahead or events from the
past, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an educational
program that offers a way of living more skillfully which
can help you expand your awareness, discover choices where
none were seen before, and live your life in a more deeply
satisfying way. It is a way of doing something for yourself
that no one else can do for you. It teaches an approach for
systematically transforming stress, whether from pain, illness,
or the challenges and demands of everyday life.
New Jersey Psychological Association Dec. 2016 e-newsletter: "Why Mindfulness Matters"
and Managing Your Stress
is a frequent part of our complex lives. It often results
from trying to juggle multiple responsibilities and relationships.
It can also arise as a result of pain or illness and can heighten
discomfort and suffering. Stress affects people differently.
Sometimes we may not even be aware of feeling stressed until
we find ourselves suffering physically or psychologically.
It is a symptom that may signal that we are off balance and
have lost some of our innate ability to experience contentment
of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is
mindfulness meditation and its integration into the rich potential
of everyday life. This course provides a supportive environment
where participants can learn to:
signs of stress
how thoughts can help or hinder stress management
more effectively with stressful situations
pain and cope with pain that may not go away
new responses to sleep disturbances and fatigue
into greater energy, well being, enthusiasm and appreciation
participate in the MBSR program for conditions as diverse
job, relational or financial
anxiety and panic
medical conditions that would benefit from a complementary
(Although Dr. Handlin is a licensed psychologist and was the first person in NJ Certified to teach MBSR and
has a psychology practice, please note that MBSR is an educational course
for those interested in developing mind-body connections.
MBSR is a non-psychological service offered apart
from Dr. Handlin’s psychology practice and is not
meant to substitute for personal or professional