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Mindfulness Tools for Living the Full Catastrophe

A 5-Day Intensive in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

June 08, 2014 – June 13, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Florence Meleo-Meyer, Robert Smith
SM14-2005-696Florence Meleo-Meyer, Robert Smith,

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration at 800.944.1001 to be placed on a waiting list.

Are you ready to be proactive about your health and well-being? Do you want to acquire new tools for living with more strength and resilience?

Integrating mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practices into your life is a short-term investment that will help you live with greater ease, joy, depth, and balance every day.

This challenging and life-affirming workshop in MBSR is based on the 8-week Stress Reduction Program founded in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Highly respected within the medical community, the program supports health enhancement and wellness, with a focus on prevention and learning how to take good care of yourself.

Florence Meleo-Meyer and Robert Smith, senior teachers at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, adapt the lessons of the Stress Reduction Program to this 5-day intensive format and guide you in learning and practicing mindfulness skills in a safe, supportive, and highly participatory structured learning environment. Through group and individual instruction, you learn step-by-step how to practice and integrate mindfulness into your daily life, and rediscover the healthy balance that lies beneath life’s turbulent changes.

Upon completion, participants will be better able to teach their clients to:

  • Use the tools of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to cope more effectively with both short- and long-term stress
  • Develop greater self-respect, energy, and enthusiasm for life
  • Obtain lasting improvements in physical and psychological well-being
  • Cultivate and integrate mindfulness in everyday life. 


Continuing Education
  • NBCC - Certified Counselors +$35
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses +$35
  • SW/MFT - Social Workers and Counselors +$35
More Information

This workshop begins Sunday at 8:00 p.m. You must attend all six days.

Please note that there may be periods of time outside of normal workshop hours when silence will be expected of class participants.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Course Orientation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Meditation
9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m.Meditation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop/Class Ends
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Florence Meleo-Meyer

Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, coauthor of The MBSR Workbook for Anxiety, is director of Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness. A licensed family therapist, she is also the developer of the mindfulness-based program, Cool Minds™, for adolescents, and wrote and narrated a DVD for young adults, Living Awake™.

Robert Smith

Robert Smith, DO, is assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and senior teacher for Oasis Professional Education Programs. Coordinator of Baystate Health’s (BH) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs, he is also program coordinator and lead instructor for the mindful practice curriculum for BH Pediatric and Psychiatry residents.