Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation (ET)
Join an Orientation session for The Actors Fund’s upcoming free online 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses for those in the performing arts and entertainment. MBSR uses meditation, gentle yoga, and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. The course was originally developed for patients in chronic pain and has since been shown to be beneficial for dealing with stress and anxiety while improving overall well-being.
These MSBR orientation sessions will provide an in-depth look at the course, give an introduction to mindfulness meditation, and answer questions you might have about how mindfulness might be of value to you. Attending an Orientation session is the only prerequisite for taking one of the full courses. There are four (4) Orientation Dates for MBSR:
Thursday, April 1st, 2021, 9:30 am - 12:00 pmET (Register by using the RSVP link at the bottom of this page).
You may use the following links to register for alternative dates:
After completing the orientation and a brief 1-on-1 online interview, you may attend either the Tuesday or Thursday 8-week course. The course dates are as follows:
Tuesday Session: Tuesday, April 6th, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm ET ending Tuesday, May 25th. Includes an All-Day Retreat on Saturday, May 15th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET.
Thursday Session: Thursday, April 8th, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm ET ending Thursday, May 27th. Includes an All-Day Retreat on Saturday, May 15th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET.
To participate in this course, you will need access to the following:
• a computer with speakers, microphone, and video capabilities;
• a high-speed internet connection (tablets, phones, and Chromebooks are not recommended due to a reduced participant and group experience);
• Zoom (free video conference application). The Zoom online platform is a robust and dependable online meeting platform. Please also review http://support.zoom.us for more information.
You must attend one of the MSBR Orientation sessions (Tuesdays, March 23rd or March 30th, 2021 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET; Thursdays, March 25th or April 1st, 2021 from 9:00 am -10:30 am ET) to participate in an 8-week workshop.