Welcome to my website.
I teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), lead drop-in guided mindfulness meditation sessions, and provide presentations to organizations
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."
Registration is now open for the Fall 2023 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 Fall 2023 offerings begin with a free Introduction to Mindfulness and to MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). This virtual class will be on Saturday, Sept. 16th, 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 and concludes by Thanksgiving (Sept. 23rd to Nov. 18th), with a 4-hr retreat on Nov. 4, 12-4 pm). All classes are virtual and meet on Saturday afternoons.
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, September 16th, from 2:00-4:30, Eastern Time. Please register with me (see below) and I'll send you the Zoom link.
The Fall 8-week MBSR class will be held on Saturdays from September 16 to November 18, from 2:00 to 4:30, Eastern Time. It includes a 4-hour retreat on Saturday, November 4th, noon to 4 pm.
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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 (email@example.com).
If you indicate that 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.
Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW, MPH
Free Introductory session:
Saturday, September 16, 2:00-4:30 pm
Saturdays, September 23 to November 18, 2:00-4:30 pm
Saturday, November 4, noon to 4 pm
Course fee: $300 (negotiable; contact me)
Note: CEs Available for Social Workers, for additional $100.