Mindfulness Based

Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)


Mindfulness Based

Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)


MBSR is an 8 wk program based on scientific research and has been taught at medical centers all over the world. This course follows the curriculum and methodology developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Mindfulness is a way of life,  a systematic method aimed at cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding




  • Learn about the roles of stress and reactivity in health and healing

  • Cultivate mindful awareness through several different types of meditation practices

  • Learn mindfulness meditation and establish a daily meditation practice

  • Recognize negative patterns of reactivity triggered by stressors

  • Utilize mindfulness to develop alternative responses to stress

  • Apply mindfulness to cultivate a deeper connection with your body, emotions, and relationships with others

  • Improve your ability to relax and increase energy and enthusiasm for life



Over the las couple of decades, thousands of research articles have been published establishing the efficacy of practicing mindfulness as a way of reducing stress and improving medical and psychological symptoms. Stress has been associated directly with the development of chronic illness such as cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, obesity, anxiety and depression.



Mindfulness explores and deepens the mind-body connection allowing you to train the areas of the brain that help you deal deal better with stress and difficult situations, a process called neuroplasticity. Researchers at Harvard University have shown, using fMRI studies, that eight weeks of MBSR training leads to thickening of the regions of the brain associated with learning and memory, emotion regulation, attention and sense of self. These changes develop and provide access to inner resources that become your ally in improving your health and well being. Even the smallest manifestation of mindfulness can lead to an insight that can have huge health benefits.



The program is highly experiential and includes inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life, group dialogue and daily home assignments.


Participants who complete the course enhance their ability to:

  • Manage stress more effectively

  • Relax and feel calm

  • Focus and concentrate

  • Improve attention, memory and performance

  • Find balance and clarity

  • Cope with chonic pain

  • Find balance more quickly after stressful situations

  • Develop healthy relationships





Fort Lauderdale

Dates:  coming soon 


Duration: 8 weeks  ( every Sunday)


Tuition: $500 

More info: 954-559-4481 or                                 email: juan@mindstay.com

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Who will benefit:


People with the following conditions found the course extremely beneficial and reported significant improvements:


  • Chronic stress (work, family, money)

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Heart disease

  • High blood pressure

  • Skin disorders

  • Chronic pain

  • Obesity and eating disorders

  • Relationship problems

Program Description


  • You will attend group classes for 2 ½ hours, once a week for 8 weeks.

  • One all-day silent retreat between class 6 and 7


You will practice:

  • Sitting Meditation

  • Walking meditation

  • Body Scan Meditation

  • Mindful Eating

  • Gentle Yoga

  • Group discussion


Guided audio recordings are provided for daily 1-hour home practice, which is strongly recommended in order to

enhance the benefits of the program.





Board certified physician and founder of Mindstay. Trained in MBSR by the UMass/Center for Mindfulness and by the Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute at UC San Diego. He has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2006.




Coming soon!!


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