Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation - Summer 2021
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 and a brief 1-on-1 online interview are the only prerequisites for taking one of the full courses.
Tuesday Session - led by Patrick Mellen
This cohort is open to all those who complete the orientation and 1-on-1 interview.
Tuesday, June 29, from 7:00 pm-9:30 pm ET and ending Tuesday, August 17 with an All-Day Retreat on Saturday, August 7, 10:00 am-5:00 pm ET.
You must attend one of the MSBR Orientation sessions (Tuesdays, June 15 or 22)
Participants should be able to attend all 8 consecutive weeks beginning Tuesday June 29.
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).