Mindful Based Stress Reduction ~ 8wk ONLINE class FREE!

MBSR- Mindful Based Stress Reduction

If any of you are familiar with DBT therapy or mindful based therapy in general, you may know what 8 week program I speak of, and if not, let me (happily) introduce you.

The book Full Catastrophe Living is the 8wk program I speak of… only in print form, written by Jon Kabbat Zin.

Well, I am so stoked to write that there is now a FREE ONLINE mindful based program for all to utilize to help battle stress, and all other negative crap we deal with daily, and it is modeled after the original 8 week program!

mbsrArt<—— My cousin sent me this amazing coloring book full of fairies… I never realized how therapeutic it is to just sit here in the moment, the “now”, and color. Art therapy is seriously under-rated, and I do plan to dive into some “art” to help heal, and maintain my mental health. 



This online MBSR training course is 100% free and is modeled on the MBSR program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.– PalouseMindfulness.com


MBSR<——– MY AWESOME MANUAL I PUT TOGETHER! (Instructions are on the website for you to build your own manual to use, and reuse. 😉

I am going to blog each weeks curriculum as I do it so anyone who is interested can follow along.

Also, any of you interested in doing this on your own and in your own time, visit www.palousemindfulness.com From there you can create your own mindfulness manual and/or just follow along at your own pace. I am thrilled to have stumbled across this and even more thrilled to tell you all about it!! I instantly made myself a manual, and have added to it with other material I had from therapy, and others that I came across while researching online. I love it! After I complete it myself, I want to form a group, for us all to share our experiences and go through the program together as peers.

MBSR1MBSR2<—- An example of pages in the “manual” I built.



Another lil’ preview… this was one I added from my searching for other helpful mindful printouts…


We all can benefit by living in the NOW… beside, it is ALL we truly have. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come… so there’s no better place to be than in the NOW.

**More to come as I get closer to beginning this. If you have an interest in following along and doing this, please do!!!! Find the time to work on YOU. I know life seems “too busy”, but you will benefit so much by taking the time to do this! I am going to announce a start date soon… and I am going to figure out the “cost” to building my manual, that way, for those of you super limited on time, I will offer the option of purchasing a completed manual! I take NO credit for the material within, and I will not be selling them for a profit… I will simply create a manual for anyone interested in having one, I will simply ask to be reimbursed for the materials I buy to construct it. 🙂 Please contact me if you are interested!! You can contact me HERE!


©bipolarmuse 2015

9 thoughts on “Mindful Based Stress Reduction ~ 8wk ONLINE class FREE!”

    1. Thank you so very much! My problem lately is lack of energy. 😦 I have been dealing with some health issues for a while now and it is really taking a toll on me. I am hoping this program will help with that. Fingers crossed!

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  1. I love MBSR!!!!
    I found this site a while back and started but didn’t finish.
    I’ve read most of Full Catastrophe Living.
    I admit I haven’t gotten through all 8 weeks, but I do try to live mindfully.
    The meditation is hard for me….the vertigo often gets in the way. But I do try to find many mini times throughout the day to just BE. I don’t get the length…but I think that’s okay.

    I also admit I have not been doing as well the past few months. Life kinda went to hell and when I needed it most, I have strayed from it.

    I will try to do the course with you.

    I found I didn’t really need to print out the manual…I followed along fine having it in files on my computer. (hate having too much paper…ha) I started by printing everything out and having a manual, but just didn’t find myself going back to it. I got though about 3 weeks.

    BTW….if you ever need you can email the guy who put the course together on line and he is great.
    I’m deaf so I can’t watch the videos, and he was great about that. You don’t have to watch and read every single little thing each week. Get what you can….as long as you do the work. The active and inactive…that’s the key. (or so I’m told.)

    I have the book Full Catastrophe Living…and this course really does go by Jon Kabbat-Zin’s model. I’ve wanted to take an in person course for a long time, but since my illness has gotten worse didn’t feel I could commit to every class. (the last place I lived, it was SO expensive, here it is affordable and if you can’t afford it, they offer it on a sliding scale or you can work at the place to pay it off…how cool is that..and it’s offered at a hospital)

    I’m so glad you posted this. I’ve been wanting to do this on my blog for a while.
    But was afraid I couldn’t keep up.
    as I said….all hell broke lose with me.

    Good luck!!
    and I’m in!!

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    1. I am so glad you commented and shared your experience with me! My computer has a major problem and I cannot use it at all… grrrrrr…
      However, my BF was so sweet and is lending me his MAC, of which I know nothing about, LOL… so now I can start posting each week in the module. Excited you want to follow along… Meditation is hard for me too, but I do believe, as you do, that the length of time we do doesn’t matter as much as taking the time to do it in the first place. 🙂 So excited to start!! I have been struggling myself… and I have an open mind and open heart, I am going to MAKE it work for me… LOL. Fake it till I make it! LOL


  2. oh….BTW…coloring is great, isn’t it?
    I’ve even been doing it on my phone…an app called Colorfy. Not quite the same, but it helps when I’m stressed out and want to just zen somewhere.


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