With Valeria Galetto
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week / 9-session program that helps participants recognize, observe and respond to stress (rather than react), using mindfulness. The central focus of the program is intensive and systematic training in mindfulness meditation and the integration of mindfulness into everyday life.
The MBSR program was developed by Jon Kabat- Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979. With more than four decades of existence, this secular, evidence-based intervention has become an integral part of mind-body medicine and is taught in hundreds of medical and non-medical settings.
Scientific research at medical and research centers around the world suggests that MBSR can positively and often profoundly affect participants’ lives. The benefits include: stress reduction; improvement in self-care and a sense of well-being; greater ability to manage anxiety and depression; increased capacity to deal with unskillful habits and thinking; improvement in symptoms of burnout.
Host Location: Kara | 1140 Cowper Street (First Presbyterian Church), Palo Alto | Classroom 3
*All fees are paid directly to the instructor using registration link above. Course includes Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein’s A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, printed handouts, and recordings of guided meditations.
Valeria Galetto is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, certified by the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a member of Dr. Robert Stahl’s teaching team at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View. Starting in the spring of 2020, she will teach the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program at the University of California-San Francisco. Valeria is also the founder and director of Samma Sati, an organization dedicated to the study, teaching, practice and dissemination of mindfulness. Since 2015, she has taught the MBSR Program, mindfulness-based courses, and daylong silent retreats, both in English and Spanish, in the US and abroad. Valeria holds a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and a PhD in International Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has studied and practiced meditation since 2012, under the supervision of Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella. She lives in Menlo Park, California.