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About Libby

Welcome to my website.  


I teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), lead drop-in guided mindfulness meditation sessions, and provide presentations to organizations

and businesses.


I have been practicing mindfulness since 1979 when I went to my first 7-day silent retreat at the Insight Meditation Society. My perspectives on myself and my struggles shifted profoundly and I was better able to deal with difficulties when they arose. As I continued to practice, I experienced more equanimity and wisdom. I have practiced mindfulness ever since that first retreat and continue to practice on my own, in groups, and attend retreats whenever I can.

In 2001, I was offered the opportunity to take a week-long course on teaching MBSR from Jon Kabat-Zinn, who developed this model of learning mindfulness. Since then, I have pursued further advanced teacher training and am now a Certified MBSR Teacher

I started teaching in 2007 to colleagues in the UM Psychiatry Department. In 2010, I offered the course to the broader community, teaching MBSR almost every Fall, Winter, and Spring to a wide variety of individuals.

Teaching mindfulness is the most rewarding thing I've ever done. I learn so much from every class. Teaching reinforces my own practice, and I enjoy sharing the practice of cultivating gentle compassionate awareness of

the present moment, just as it is, and as best we can. 

   What is Mindfulness? 


is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally in the service of self-understanding and wisdom."

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Registration is now open for the Spring 2024 class. This virtual class will meet for 8 weeks on Saturdays from 2:00-4:30 and begins with a free Introduction to Mindfulness and MBSR. Dates are below.

My Spring 2024 MBSR class begins begin with a free Introduction to Mindfulness and to MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). This virtual class will be on Saturday, March 9th, from 2:00-4:30. It will cover basic principles of mindfulness and several methods of practicing mindfulness, as well as what the 8-week MBSR class is like. My teaching style is fairly informal, with lots of opportunities for discussion, interactions, and questions.

The 8-week course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) begins the following Saturday, March 16 and concludes May 11,  with a 4-hr retreat on April 27, 12-4 pm. All classes are virtual and meet on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-4:30 (with the exception of the retreat). 

The extensive research on MBSR has found that fully participating in this class is associated with decreases in depression, anxiety, pain, and stress, and improved coping with other difficult aspects of life. The class will review some of this vast body of research. 


The free Introductory session requires registration (see below), so I can send you the zoom link. The Introductory session will be on Saturday, March 9th, from 2:00-4:30, Eastern Time. Please register with me (see below) and I'll send you the Zoom link. 

The Spring 8-week MBSR class will be held on Saturdays from March 16 to May 11, from 2:00 to 4:30, Eastern Time. It includes a 4-hour retreat on Saturday, April 27th, noon to 4 pm.


Download Flier HERE


The course fee is $300 (scholarships & payment plans available). Social Work Continuing Education credits are available for an additional $100 fee. 

I have been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction since 2007, have taught over 55 MBSR classes, and am a Certified MBSR teacher from UC-San Diego Center for Mindfulness. I have also received teacher trainings from the Univ. Mass Center for Mindfulness and the Toronto Centre for Mindfulness Studies. 

If you're interested in learning more about mindfulness and the class, please contact me -- ask any questions you may have, register for the Introductory session and/or the 8-week class and receive the Zoom link. You can contact me through this website (see link below) or via email ( 

If you want to register for the 8-week class, I'll ask you to fill out a Registration form, which I will email to you, and ask for a deposit of $75 (refundable if you decide not to take the class). The deposit holds your spot in the class. The full fee is $300. Fees and payment schedules are negotiable.

All classes will be conducted via Zoom and are typically 10-12 people, highly interactive, and experiential. 

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Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW, MPH



Free Introductory session:

Saturday, March 9, 2:00-4:30 pm

8-week Course

Saturdays, March 16 to May 11, 2:00-4:30 pm


Saturday, April 27, noon to 4 pm


Course fee: $300 (negotiable; contact me)

Note:  CEs Available for Social Workers, for additional $100.

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Please select one or more:

All classes will be conducted via Zoom.

Email me

Thank you for indicating your interest in registering.

The Zoom link will be sent before the Intro Session.

To complete registration for the 8-week class, let me know and I'll send you the Registration Form with information on payment options.  Please allow a few days for me to respond. (I may be out of town.)

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