Classes in Santa Barbara
Introduction to Stress Management Class:
Did you know that stress can contribute to almost any medical problem, including heart disease, obesity and headaches? In this entertaining and information packed class, Jay Winner, M.D., will teach you to be less susceptible to the negative physical and emotional effects of stress. This class consists of two evening sessions and is appropriate for both a lay audience and health professionals. It includes 4 ceu credits for nurses. Click here for a printable flier.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class:
In this program you will learn to effectively cope with stress, pain and/or illness. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an in-depth 8-week program to help you incorporate mindfulness into your lifestyle. It follows the well-researched curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts. The approach combines breath work, meditation, yoga and other mind-body techniques to help you achieve serenity, health and well-being in your everyday life. This series is appropriate for both a lay audience and health professionals. Psychologists, counselors (MFTs and social workers), and nurses will receive 26 ceu credits for this course. Click here for a printable flier.
Classes sponsored by Sansum Clinic.
Typical student comments:
“I thought an eight week commitment to the class would be difficult in my hectic schedule. Not only did the eight weeks fly by, but my schedule became less hectic.”
“Outstanding approach to reducing stress in an enjoyable setting.”
“Great opportunity to learn new techniques to address challenges of modern life.”
“Great for caregivers… I learned that working to be a better person affects everyone as well as myself.”
“I found the time in class very well spent. I can’t think of any element that needs improvement.”
“I learned more about me and what I need to be happier and content – and believe that the people are important to me are happier with me… My chest pains are much better.”
“Taking the time each day for myself and being mindful has enabled me to be more present in the moment and be a better listener in my family life, personal and professional life.”
Santa Barbara Class Inquiries:
Health Resource Center, Sansum Clinic