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About Libby

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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. 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 2003 to patients and 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? 

"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

This fall, I will be teaching two virtual classes in MBSR with Barbara Branca and Pam Schweitzer. I'll attach the flyer below. Contact me if you have questions or want to register. 

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We'll be teaching two virtual classes of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), one on Monday evenings and the other on Saturday afternoons. Practicing mindfulness appears to be helpful in coping with depression, anxiety, pain, stress, and other difficult aspects of life.

 

Both classes will begin with a free Introductory session, an opportunity to meet the teachers and some of the other class members and learn what mindfulness is, some of the research on the beneficial aspects of cultivating mindfulness, ways of cultivating it, and the content and structure of the MBSR classes. The free Introductory sessions will Monday, Sept. 20, 5:30-8:00, and Saturday, Sept. 25, 2-4:30. Please register with me and then I'll send you the Zoom link.

The 8-week Monday evening class runs from Sept. 27 to Nov. 15, meeting weekly from 5:30-8:00 pm. The 8-week Saturday afternoon class will run from Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, meeting weekly from 2-4:30 pm. Both classes include a 4-hour retreat which will be on Sunday, Nov. 7, from noon to 4 pm.  The course fee is $300 (scholarships & payment plans available).

I have been teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction since 2007, have taught over 45 MBSR classes, and am a Certified MBSR teacher. Barb is a board-certified neuropsychologist, with extensive meditation experience, and is a certified mindfulness teacher through the Kornfield/Brach Teacher Training Program. Pam is an experienced psychotherapist and clinical nurse specialist with a focus on anxiety disorders; she is a qualified MBSR teacher. 

If you're interested in learning more about mindfulness and the classes, please contact Libby with any questions. Download the class flyer here

Registration for the free Introductory session is useful 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 of half the fee ($150) and/or a smaller amount, upon negotiating a scholarship or payment schedule with me. 

All classes will be conducted via Zoom.

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Teachers:

Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW, teaching both classes

Barbara Branca, Ph.D., co-teaching Monday class

Pam Schweitzer, PMHCNS-BC, co-teaching Saturday class

Schedule:

Monday evening class:

Free Introductory session:

Monday, Sept. 20, 5:30-8:00 pm

8-week Course

Mondays, Sept. 27 to Nov. 15, 5:30-8:00 pm

Retreat:

Sunday, Nov. 7, noon to 4 pm

Saturday class:

Free Introductory session:

Saturday, Sept.  25, 2:00-4:30 pm

8-week Course

Saturdays, Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, 2:00-4:30 pm

Retreat:

Sunday, Nov. 7, noon to 4 pm

Cost:

Course fee: $300

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

Preliminary Registration:
Please select one or more:
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All classes will be conducted via Zoom.

Email me

Thank you for pre-registering.

The Zoom link will be sent before the Intro Session and the first of the 8-week class sessions.

Registration in the 8-week class requires filling out and submitting a Registration form, which I will email to you, and payment of a deposit.