Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Reseda, Tarzana, Encino, Chatsworth, Calabasas, Bell Canyon and Westlake Village.

Structured Program for the Management of:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • And Other Chronic Symptoms

Call Us Now: (818) 598-0000

Living With Chronic Pain

Are you suffering from unusual pain on a daily basis? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Have you tried countless medications without relief? Are your symptoms interfering with your ability to live a normal life? Do you find yourself doing less and less of the things you used to be able to do, out of fear that your symptoms will get worse?

The cause and solution may surprise you!

Why Chronic Pain Happens

Your body’s stress response system has evolved to detect and respond to potential dangers instantly.

It deploys up to 27 different hormones to help you fight, flee, or freeze.

There are just two problems:

  1. Modern day threats aren’t like lions, tigers, and bears. You can’t run from a health threat, punch a tax audit, or hide from traffic. With this kind of stress, your body’s response becomes harmful rather than helpful. You end up with problematic symptoms and damaging side effects.
  2. After an injury has healed, you may still tighten up your muscles, anticipating the pain you used to feel when you were injured. This tightening then causes pain, and reinforces the fear of that pain, causing a pain loop that keeps you in pain.

Stress Response Can Cause You:

  • Joint Pain & Inflammation
  • Chronic Back & Muscle Pain
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Frequent Infections
  • Slow Illness Recovery
  • Headaches & Dizziness
  • Worsening of Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia Symptoms
  • Dry Mouth & Acid Reflux
  • Nausea & IBS Symptoms
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) To The Rescue!

How would your quality of life change if you had less of these symptoms?

In 2020, we started an MBSR program for our patients. Their pre and post questionnaires confirmed what has been proven in thousands of studies since the 1970s: With MBSR practice, people with all sorts of symptoms and conditions show an average of 35% reduction in medical symptoms.

This includes people with arthritis, psoriasis, broken backs, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, heart disease, PTSD, anxiety, and even cancer!

Our patients also reported improved sleep and better ability to tolerate symptoms that remained, which resulted in an improved quality of life.

Mindful Meditation Is Proven To Improve:

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  • Joint Pain & Inflammation
  • Back & Muscle Pain
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Fatigue & Irritability
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar
  • I BS Symptoms
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Tension Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia Symptoms
  • Heart Rate & Palpitations
  • Immune Response
  • Focus & Attention
  • Sleep & Energy Pain Tolerance

Can You Use These Benefits?

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Great! Sign up for MBSR and get started. With minimal instruction, you too can learn to practice mindful meditation at home and see the benefits with as little as 10 minutes a day, six days a week.

Our structured MBSR program is designed to teach you how. In addition to one-on-one training, you will also have a vetted list of free resources that you can use to practice with any time you want.

After ten weeks of instruction and support, you will be able to keep it going on your own. Think of it as a side-effect-free preventative medicine that takes 10 minutes to take, with the ability to add a dose anytime you need it!

What Will I Learn & Practice In MBSR?

  • Basics of mindfulness
  • Beginner gentle yoga
  • Mindful breathing exercises
  • 1 Minute grounding exercises
  • Mindful movement basics and tips
  • Structured short mindful meditations
  • Mindful strategies to improve sleep
  • Incorporation of informal mindfulness into daily life
  • Responding vs. reacting to stressful thoughts, emotions, and sensations.

Seven MBSR Myths Demystified

Do you have reservations about trying mindful meditation?

Let’s address all the fears!

Benefits of are gained in as little as 10 minutes a day, six days a week.

  1. There is no need to do impossible things like emptying your mind.
  2. You don’t need hours and hours!
  3. No sitting cross legged on the ground, special clothes, mats, or equipment needed.
  4. No need to believe in any religion or spiritual philosophy.
  5. Mindful yoga is about finding movement that feels good, not replicating fancy poses.
  6. You learn by practicing, not by watching endless videos or reading books about it.
  7. Research participants gained benefits with little guidance, and kept them for months.

So can you! Take the first step by asking us about the program.

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How Do I Sign Up For MBSR?

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Simple! Just ask to speak to our MBSR Coordinator. We will check your insurance coverage, provide details, and answer your questions.

Break the cycle. Reclaim your life by learning to successfully manage the stress that is causing some of your symptoms and worsening others.

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