MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

Join our Long Island 8-Week MBSR program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Real email from prior student

“I know I told you this before but its worth repeating, your class changed my life.  Even my mindset has changed, to let things just ‘be” and to “allow” life to takes its natural course without stressing about the unknown or things I can’t control.  It really is amazing”

Discover simple and powerful ways to cope with stress and anxiety

You have the capacity to change the way you live your life. You can learn to live in a more liberated way. You can learn to relate to yourself and others in a more compassionate and fulfilling way. You can experience more acceptance and gratitude. You can do all these things by using simple mindfulness practices. The Mindful Place offers a Long Island Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class designed to help you learn these liberating practices.

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research confirms mindfulness training improves awareness, decreases stress, and promotes a range of positive effects:

lower heart rate and blood pressure

reduced frequency of illness

improved immune system

increased blood flow to the heart and brain

increased energy

reduced anxiety

Experts Christopher & Maris add to the long list of positive effects of mindfulness meditation:

increased ability to tolerate ambiguity

increased compassion

less self-judgment

less internal pressure

increased ability to explore emotions

improved concentration

less frequent emotional triggers

reduced discomfort in silence

increased ability to relax internal tension

increased awareness of the body’s needs for hydration and rest

increased ability to remain calm and grounded

References: www.umassmed.edu (Oshita, Hattori & Iwakuma, 2013) (Christopher & Maris, 2010)

Watch the YouTube video with Jon Kabat-Zinn that inspired my mindfulness journey.

About the Instructor

James D’Aconti, LCSW, CPA

long island mbsr mindfulness based stress reduction

James D’Aconti is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher on Long Island recognized by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and the Oasis Institute. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist at the Long Island University Center for Healthy Living, where he has taught mindfulness based practice since 2015.

As part of his training to become a qualified teacher, James participated in four meditation retreats, engaging in intense meditation practice for 8-10 hours a day, for 7-10 days at a time. He spent two such retreats practicing mindfulness in complete silence.

James developed a continuing education program which explains how the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum relates to the field of mental health. James has taught mindfulness based workshops at universities such as Adelphi, Touro and Molloy. James has taught mindfulness based practices in corporate settings and various community settings including drug and alcohol abuse clinics, homeless shelters and community wellness centers.

Course schedule and info

Our 8-week MBSR course meets Sunday mornings at 10:00am




The Mindful Place

Meditation Center

165 Walt Whitman Road
South Huntington, New York




Orientation + Class 1 will meet at 10:00 am.  After the orientation, the class will meet weekly on Sundays at 10:00 am.  The location is 165 Walt Whitman Rd, South Huntington, NY 11746.  Note that the class meets over a nine-week period.  The first class will include orientation and will be 3-3.5 hours.  Additionally, in between class 6 and 7 of the course, there will be an “all day” retreat class.  With the inclusion of this “all day” class, the class will meet 9 times total.  Most of the classes will last 2.5 hours, except for the orientation and the “All Day” class.  Please see the 8-Week MBSR Course Info page for more details.

(Yoga mats, cushions and chairs will be provided, but you may wish to bring your own)

Interested in becoming a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor?

Take the first step in the pathway to becoming a qualified MBSR instructor (recognized by the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society and the Oasis Institute). This Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program meets the requirement for the 8-week MBSR course.  For more information on the full pathway to becoming an instructor please visit https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/training/MBSR-Teacher-Education/

The mission of the MBSR core curriculum

MBSR is a training program developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. At its core, MBSR is based on systematic and intensive training in mindfulness meditation and mindful hatha yoga. The MBSR curriculum is designed to guide program participants in the “how” of learning to practice, integrate, and apply mindfulness in their everyday lives. The primary intention of the MBSR curriculum is to create a structured pathway to relieve suffering and increase wellbeing for people facing a host of challenges arising from a wide range of medical and psychological conditions and the demands and stressors inherent in the everyday lives of human beings (this text was taken directly from MBSR Curriculum, 2017).

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10% of your payment will be donated to a charity of your choice


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