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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

How to enroll and for UPlan members, how to sign-up for reimbursement







“This MBSR course has inspired, calmed,
and challenged me. Most important,
it's helped improve my health.”

— past participant

University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Human Resources/Employee Wellness Program, is pleased to offer the highly successful Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus.

Developed by practitioner and author Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR will teach you how to intentionally cope with pain, illness, and the stress of modern life. Participants will learn mindfulness meditation skills and build upon their own personal strengths to offset the adverse effects of stress by responding more effectively to challenges such as:

  • Chronic Pain
• Headaches
• Heart Disease
• Job & School Stress
• Diabetes

• Depression
• Cancer
• Fibromyalgia
• Family    

• Blood Pressure
• Asthma
• Chron's Disease
• Fear/Anxiety
• Sleep Disorders

The program cost of $385 ($350 for UPlan members) includes: • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices • Group discussions • Gentle stretching & yoga • Daily “homework” to improve skills • Individual, tailored instruction & support • Hand-outs & CDs • All-day retreat.
*CEUs available for an additional fee.

There are no courses scheduled at UMD at this time.

UPlan Members:  The MBSR program reimbursement is available to employees who are covered by the UPlan Medical Program. You must participate in the all-day retreat and 6 of the 8 sessions to qualify to be reimbursed $200.00 of the registration fees.

For more information contact the Center for Spirituality & Healing at 612-626-2395, email Beth at or visit

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