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Participate in an eight-week course to learn how to use mindfulness to reduce stress, and get a portion of the cost of the course returned to you.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is open to employees only who are covered by the UPlan Medical Program. Your spouse or same-sex domestic partner is not eligible for the discounted rate or participation in the Wellness Program MBSR reimbursement. One lifetime reimbursement per class.
To receive a $200 reimbursement, you must attend at least six of the eight classes and a day-long retreat. The course fee that is paid up front is $350 or more, depending upon location.
There are four summer sessions that start on June 18, June 24, July 8, and July 11. Go to the Center for Spirituality & Healing website for times and locations.
MBSR is offered through the University's Center for Spirituality & Healing and is held in a classroom setting or off campus. As a MBSR participant, you will be required to:
Where the course is not available on campus or in the community, Twin Cities and Morris employees can participate over the phone. With telephonic MBSR (tMBSR) you will:
Step 1. Review the schedule of courses
Step 2. Register and pay for a course (telephone course options listed here)
Step 3. Create an account to receive your reimbursement (opens new window)
You must have an online account to receive your reimbursement. To set up the online account you will need to provide:
If you have met the requirements for participation in MBSR/tMBSR you will be reimbursed $200. The reimbursement will be electronically deposited into your account approximately six weeks after your last class.
The Center also offers a telephone-based version of MBSR (tMBSR). The tMBSR incorporates all the exercises and homework of the Center’s community MBSR, but offers an alternative to those who cannot meet face-to-face for eight weeks. The tMBSR begins with an in-person, all-day workshop, providing participants with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the instructor and one another. The next six sessions are conducted via a web-based conference call. The tMBSR concludes with an in-person, all-day, mostly silent retreat. tMBSR sessions are scheduled when there is enough interest or when requested by an organization.
The distant virtual sessions (vMBSR) are real-time computer and telephone-based sessions for people who are unable to attend an in-person MBSR session. Participants also have the option of attending an all-day MBSR retreat in person. Certain requirements are needed to participate by computer. For more information, please contact Cass McLaughlin at 612-626-5319 or email@example.com
Ask the Center for Spirituality & Healing:
Contact Beth at: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 612-626-2395
You must create an online account to receive your reimbursement.
Create an account now
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Ask the Wellness Program at: email@example.com