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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week course to learn how to use mindfulness to consciously and methodically deal with stress, pain, illness, and the demanding challenges of everyday life.
MBSR is open to UPlan members. Spouses covered by the UPlan, even if they are University employees, are not eligible for the discounted rate or fee reimbursement. There is a limit of one lifetime reimbursement per class for UPlan members.
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.
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 (tMBSR). For that program, you will:
Step 1. Review the schedule of courses
Step 2. Register and pay for a course
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 attendance requirements for MBSR/vMBSR you will be reimbursed $200. The reimbursement will be electronically deposited into your account approximately six weeks after your last class.
Ask the Center for Spirituality & Healing:
Contact Beth at: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 612-626-2395
Ask the Wellness Program at: email@example.com