Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

An Invitation to Learn, Grow and Heal

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program designed to help find peace of mind, learn to cope, and wake up to life. This challenging and rewarding experience combines comprehensive training in mindfulness meditation with mindful movement and lifestyle practices.


The group format is intimate and limited to 20 participants. The lighting is soft and the atmosphere quiet and calming. We sit in a circle to see everyone’s face and to better listen to words and emotions arising from the heart. We have small group exercises where we share and learn to trust ourselves, our partners on this journey and the organic process that unfolds during each session. We take time to explore questions, process fears and frustrations and to celebrate insight and progress along this path of purification.


Participants learn to stay present to the fullness of each moment as it unfolds, without the usual overlay of judgment or commentary. By cultivating non-judgmental awareness, skillful response can replace conditioned reactivity, allowing a natural movement toward healthy lifestyle choices and to more moments of restorative stillness and peace.


For over 30 years, a growing body of clinical research has demonstrated MBSR’s effectiveness as a powerful, integrated approach to coping effectively with physical, psychological and interpersonal stress as well as pain, illness and addiction. It is used in complementary medicine and wellness programs in universities and hospitals throughout the world. For many, this program provides a solid foundation for deep emotional healing and spiritual growth.      


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Thursday)  - BEGINNING September 2018 

  • Thursdays,  Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Learn more at a free 90-minute introduction on Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Facilitators: John Shealy, PhD, and Jordan Dye, MSW, CSW, are a married couple who together have over 45 years of mindfulness meditation practice and teaching. John is a licensed psychologist, Jordan, a certified social worker. Both are trained yoga instructors and live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. The safe, peaceful space they hold for each other and for the group provides a container for establishing a daily meditation practice while promoting personal transformation. Learn more at: www.BeMindful.org or call 502 727 2996.
  • Cost: Sliding scale, choose a fee based on your financial situation - $500-$400-$300 or somewhere in-between. Some partial scholarships may be available – contact John Shealy for info.
  • This program is limited to 20 people


Continuing Education Credits are available for Mental Health Professionals - Click here for details



  • Thursday evening, Sept. 13th from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • No registration is necessary and there is no charge for introductory sessions. However, donations will be graciously accepted.




There are three ways to register for a program.

  • Register by MAIL - download program brochure and registration form; mail form and payment to the Earth & Spirit Center
  • Register by PHONE - call Earth & Spirit Center and make payment with credit card
  • Register ONLINE - complete registration form below; make online payment with credit card



Check the Class below that you are registering for.

MBSR – Sept 2018/$300 Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 p.m., $300
MBSR - Sept 2018/ $400 Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 pm, $400
MBSR - Sept 2018/$500 Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 pm, $500
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