Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a highly researched evidence-based program that was developed at the University of Massachusetts’ Medical Center in 1979. The program includes guided instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching, and group dialogue with mindful communication exercises to help enhance awareness in everyday life.
MBSR can benefit everyone, including those who are trying to manage stress, people with medical conditions like fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, chronic pain, and depression, and anyone looking to enhance their wellbeing. MBSR is taught by certified MBSR instructor Tanji Wolfert. According to the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical Center, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction can help you “learn how to take better care of yourself through the interplay of mind and body - and mobilizing your own inner resources for coping, growing and healing.”
Utah Valley Hospital LiVe Well Center
395 W. Bulldog Blvd.
Provo, UT 84604
Meet the instructor:
Tanji is a licensed mental health professional and a Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor. She obtained her MBSR training through the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979. She lives an active life centered on family and enjoys being outdoors walking her dogs, backpacking with her boys and husband, snow skiing, and boating. Her passions include physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness --and maintaining an ongoing professional and personal study and practice of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, nutrition, as well as transcendent wellness.