Financial Support

We are committed to providing opportunities for all people to participate in our programs. We are able to offer payment plans for students who request them.  Approximately 50% of programming is donation-based, pay what you can. If you are interested in attending an offering that is tuition-based and are not able to afford the cost of the class, we offer financial support to reduce the fee of the class on a first-come first-served basis. 

We have funding allocated for People of Color (POC), Queer people, folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-24). Funding is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is budgeted per class, retreat or event and because of high demand, can run out quickly.   

Safety 

We work to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all.

Cancellation & Refunds

We reserve the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event you’ve registered for, you will be offered a full refund. If an event has to be postponed for any reason, you will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer your registration to the same event at the new, future date.

Drop-in Classes 

>24 hours – Fully refundable 

<24 hours – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

 

Class Series

>7 days – Fully refundable 

<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA


Non-Residential retreats 

>7 days – Fully refundable 

<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

 

Residential Retreats 

> 8 weeks

    Full refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

 

Special Events

>7 days – Fully refundable 

<7 days – No Refunds – Credit given if requested or donation to InsightLA

 

Trainings & Study Programs 

> 8 weeks

    Full refund

4-8 weeks

    50% refund

2-4 weeks

    25% refund

< 2 weeks

    No Refunds

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  • Location Santa Monica Meditation Center
  • Experience Levels Experienced, Introductory
  • Dates
    • Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Refund and Event Policies

MBSR students come from all walks of life, but they share one thing in common: the desire to find more balance, peace and happiness in their lives. If you share these aspirations, MBSR can be a valuable resource for you.

Two decades of published research indicate that the majority of people who complete the eight-week program report greater ability to cope more effectively with both short- and long-term stressful situations.

By learning to actively participate in the management of health and well being, many participants report they are better able to manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety and depression both at home and in the workplace.

Participants have stated that they feel less judgmental and critical of themselves, and subsequently of others. Many also report a decrease of the frequency and length of medical visits to hospitals and other professional health-care providers. There has also been a noticeable decrease in the use of prescription and non-prescription medications among students of MBSR.

We recommend Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book “Full Catastrophe Living” as reading material for the class. If you have time read the introduction before the start of the class. Or watch this one hour presentation that Jon Kabat-Zinn gave at Google: CLICK HERE.  To purchase a copy of “Full Catastrophe Living”, please click here.

Objectives

  • Articulate the key aspects of mindfulness as it relates to stress reduction, coping with pain and illness and enhancing well-being
  • Differentiate MBSR from relaxation and other distraction techniques that may seem similar but are fundamentally and theoretically quite different in contending with difficulty and enhancing quality of life
  • Practice and apply mindfulness techniques in both personal and professional settings as a means of contending more effectively with the demands of both settings
  • Integrate mindfulness into social interaction with patients, colleagues, supervisors, family and friends to facilitate more effective and mindful communication
  • Articulate the potential benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction (and mindfulness in general) to educate patients and their families about the benefits of such programs in their own lives
  • Implement brief mindfulness practices with patients and family members as a means of contending with acute pain, anxiety and distress.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

We will meet 8 Thursday evenings from August 29th through October 24th (skipping September 19th) 7pm – 9:30pm.  There is also one full day for a day of practice on Saturday October 12th 10-4pm.

CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS:

Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 27.0 hours of credit.

California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 27.0 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of

Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 32.0 contact hours.

NOTE:  This class usually fills up fast with a substantial waiting list. Register early to secure your spot. We will not hold spots without payment. Thank you.

Pricing Options
Without CEs Household income $44.000 or below: $500.00
Without CEs Household income $45.000 - $59.000: $600.00
Without CEs Household income $60.000 or $85.000: $700.00
Without CEs Household income $86.000 or above: $800.00
With CEs Household income $44.000 or below: $575.00
With CEs Household income $45.000 - $59.000: $675.00
With CEs Household income $60.000 - $85,000: $775.00
With CEs Household income $85,000 and above: $875.00

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