△ Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a meditation technique that has become widely known as an appealing acronym MBSR. In scholarly writing the full phrase is presented first and the acronym is presented second. However, in the case of MBSR the meaning of the letters has become so well known that the acronym itself confidently represents a full array of positive associations and outcomes. MBSR has been the exclusive topic of evidence-based research studies pertaining to meditation which have been known to show positive outcomes regarding the reduction of stress through the techniques used in MBSR.  Also, MBSR is not a religion nor does it prescribe to any specific religious dogma. Ultimately, and in short, MBSR intertwines both traditional eastern and western philosophies and approaches toward a broader overview of meditation.  

What are Some of the Benefits of Practicing MBSR?

· Heighten the ability to sensitize the mind to become more mindful · Become more aware of thoughts that arise and know what to do with them · Become more aware of the feelings that arise within the body and know what to do with them · Reduce the tendency to cling to thoughts and feelings · Learn how to identify thoughts and feelings, experience them, and let them go · Shift perspectives from outside the self to moving inward with acceptance · Learn to accept the self.  

How Do I Learn MBSR?

The MBSR Program is a loving eight-week Program taught and received either Online or In-person. The exclusive Online MBSR Program is accessed LIVE through video conferencing and may be attended from the location of your choice, anywhere around the world that has access to video conferencing, and per a predetermined schedule. The special In-Person MBSR Program is taught at various locations.  

Please proceed to CARRICULUM and read in entirety.

△ MBSR Introduction to Sivapriya

△ MBSR Online Orientation

This is the FULL Orientation Video for the MBSR Online Program. The length of the video is 1:06:17. You can also access the video on YouTube at Sivapriya108 where you can readily navigate through specific sections.  

△ MBSR FREE Intake Instrument & Informed Consent

-MBSR-FREE-Intake-Instrument-by-Sivapriya108 (docx)


-MBSR-FREE-Informed Consent (pdf)


MBSR-In-Person Program

Did you know that in addition to the MBSR Online Program Sivapriya108 also has an In-Person MBSR Program? The In-Person MBSR Program is wonderful for people who prefer to meet in an in person environment. Please proceed to learn more about becoming Host or participating in an In-Person MBSR Program.

△ MBSR Policies Online and In-Person Programs

△ Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)-Deposit


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

$50 USD non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Full payment is required at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of the start of the 8 week Session of your choice.

△ Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)-Pay in Full


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due to reserve your place. Full payment is due at least 2 weeks prior to the first Session. 

$548 (full cost) -$50 (non-refundable deposit) = $498 due (pay in full)

△ MBSR Graduates Online & In-Person Programs