“Mindfulness practice is clinically proven to reduce stress, promote feelings of well-being and improve health.”
– Lisa Pinsker, MA
Lisa Pinsker, M.A.
MBSR course instructor, Lisa Pinsker trained initially in 2003 under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, through UMass Medical School . Her advanced training is being done through UCSD Medical Center’s Professional Mindfulness Training Institute. Lisa earned an MA in Integrative Health Education from John F. Kennedy University in Northern California, doing her thesis on integrating complementary and alternative modalities into western medical settings.
Having extensive experience in mind-body practices as practitioner and instructor, Lisa has directed mindfulness-based programs and services across a spectrum of public, patient and healthcare provider populations since 2007.
What is MSBR?
Mindfulness-Matters helps people manage short- and long-term stressful situations by cultivating mindfulness as a way of being in their lives. Frequently, this journey begins with a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
MBSR is an eight-week, life-affirming course that opens the door for participants who wish to embark upon the path of mindfulness.
Mindfulness is an inherent, natural human capacity, but like other learned skills, it must be practiced to develop. Many find the eight-week group format, including the support and guidance of an experienced teacher, to be the best way of establishing a mindfulness foundation.
More than three decades of scientific research and published studies on mindfulness support that training in MBSR can significantly effect one’s ability to decrease physical symptoms and psychological suffering while learning to live more fully.
More than simply “stress reduction,” people learn and refine a range of formal and informal mindful awareness practices that improve coping ability and resilience including: self-regulatory skills (and how these are applied in everyday life), working with difficult and unpleasant emotion, recognizing and addressing unskillful habitual cognitive patterns, being with “what is” with greater equanimity and less reactivity.
Mindfulness-Matters provides individual, semi-private and group mindfulness courses as well as coaching for healthcare professionals looking to augment their practices with applied mindfulness. See Services for more information about classes and training. Click here to learn about when the next free introductory session is scheduled. You can always schedule a no-fee individual consultation if you prefer that to a group intro session.