MMP Programs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction About the Course

MBSR is an eight-week course scientifically designed to teach participants how to integrate and apply mindfulness both in their everyday lives and to the range of challenges arising from life stresses.

In this intensive training you will learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and finding greater balance, ease and peace of mind.

Throughout the program you will be working with your own stress, pain and illness – and the challenges and demands of your everyday life.  Learning will focus on your own experience of how practicing meditation and mindfulness-based self-regulatory skills creates emotional and mental resilience by developing and refining your own internal resources which is the primary aim of the program.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Upcoming Course Offerings

April 2 - May 21, 2020

Thursday Evenings, 6- 8:30 PM
(+ Required Orientation: Thurs. March 26)
Pilgrim Church | Bozeman, Montana


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teachers

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work. And that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.

Wendell Berry

Mindful Self-Compassion Course Details

In a safe and supportive group environment, you will be guided and participate in:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practice
  • Guided stretching and mindful movement
  • Group discussions aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Individually tailored instruction
  • Daily home assignments and practice workbook

By using your own inner-resiliency to promote greater calm and ease in everyday living, the MBSR course helps participants tap into their inner-strength to take better care of themselves. Research has shown proven effects of the MBSR program to…

  • Relieve pain
  • Cope with illness
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Manage addictions and other life stresses

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I thoroughly enjoyed re-taking this course last year In Bozeman, MT with Margaret and Teema (my first time was in 1997 with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli). Margaret and Teema are a fabulous team and are exceptional & seasoned teachers.  They bring great care & deep wisdom to this valuable training.  It increased my delight in life and enhanced my connection to my body.  I gained a longer at home daily practice over the 8 weeks, and loved learning new skills with the support of these inspiring teachers and our group.  Whether you are interested in reducing stress, experiencing more peace or in greater embodiment of spiritual awakening…I highly, highly recommend this course with Margaret and Teema.
Elaine Huang

This group felt so natural and easy. Teema as an instructor had this unflappable calm and kindness that was so comfortable. Margaret had a spark and quirkiness about her which reminded you to take joy in what you were doing – highly recommended.

I highly recommend this MBSR course to anyone who is ready to commit to a daily practice.  I’m glad I waited to take this class when I was ready for it. Not to say that it wasn’t inconvenient and challenging at times, but I was at a point in my life with stress and anxiety that I knew the challenges of this course were well worth the benefits.  I feel more grounded and ready to deal with life’s challenges. With this course I find I’m responding consciously to stresses and difficult communication rather than reacting negatively or shutting down. I look forward to continuing a formal meditation practice and using the tools I learned in this class to better deal with stress!

Heather McDonnell

For some time I’ve liked the idea of mindfulness and meditation.  Yet, one self-imposed obstacle or another has gotten in the way. For once, thanks to the gentle, yet powerful nature of this course, I’m no longer stuck, am more self-aware, calm and content.

I am better at recognizing stressors and not reacting to them as first instinct, taking the time to pause.


For years I’ve liked the idea of mindfulness and meditation yet somehow always bumped into resistance.  This course helped me get through that – gently and profoundly.

Bill Starkey

I’ve meditated before, but this has been something that has managed to mold itself into me.  This is a way of tuning my instrument and calming my nervous system allowing more space for joy and gratitude.  This is just the start of being able to bring peace to myself and others around me. I found my big answer that I was looking for. 

Rachel A.