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. I have practiced mindfulness ever since and continue to 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 my knowledge of cultivating gentle compassionate awareness of
the present moment.
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 2022 class. This virtual (zoom) 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.
I will be teaching a virtual course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the Fall of 2022 (mid-Sept. to mid-Nov.). The class will meet on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:30.
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 begin with a free Introductory session, an opportunity to meet me and other class members, learn what mindfulness is, experience some ways of cultivating mindfulness, and the content and structure of the MBSR classes. The free Introductory sessions for the Fall class will be on Saturday, September 17th 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 24th to November 19th, from 2:00 to 4:30, Eastern Time . The class includes a 4-hour retreat on Saturday, November 5th, from noon to 4 pm. The course fee is $300 (scholarships & payment plans available). Social Work Continuing Education credits are available for an additional fee.
I have been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction since 2007, have taught over 50 MBSR classes, and am a Certified MBSR teacher from the UC-San Diego Center for Mindfulness teacher training program.
If you're interested in learning more about mindfulness and the class, please contact me to register, receive the Zoom link, and ask any questions you may have. You can contact me through this website (see link below) or via email or phone (see flyer). The dates of the Fall class are below and on the flyer, which you can download here.
Registration for the free Introductory session on November 17th is necessary so I can send you the Zoom link.
Registration for the 8-week classes requires filling out a Registration form, which I will email to you, and paying a deposit ($75). The full fee ($300) is requested by class #1 (April 16). Scholarships and payment schedules can be negotiated.
All classes will be conducted via Zoom.
Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW
Free Introductory session:
Saturday, September 17, 2:00-4:30 pm
Saturdays, September 24 to November 19, 2:00-4:30 pm
Saturday, November 5, noon to 4 pm
Course fee: $300
Note: CEs Available for Social Workers, for additional fee.