Virtual Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 

MBSR is a secular 8-week class in learning skills and strategies for practicing mindfulness – compassionate awareness of the present moment. This mindfulness class has been researched extensively and found helpful in coping with stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and chronic unhappiness. Meeting weekly for 2.5 hours, participants learn through guided meditations & discussions, daily mindfulness practice, and a half-day retreat. The course fee is $300 (scholarships available), which includes recordings of guided meditations, handouts, and the retreat. All classes & the retreat will be virtual. SW CE credits available.


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Session 1 Schedule - Monday Evening Fall Class

Free Intro: Monday, 9/20, 5:30-8:00 pm

MBSR Course: Mondays, 9/27 to 11/15, 5:30-8:00 pm

Retreat: Sunday, 11/7, Noon to 4 pm

Teachers: Libby Robinson and Barb Branca


Session 2 Schedule- Saturday Afternoon Fall Class

Free Intro: Saturday, 9/25, 2:00-4:30 pm

MBSR Course: Saturdays, 10/2 to 11/20, 2-4:30 pm

Retreat: Sunday, 11/7, Noon to 4 pm

Teachers: Libby Robinson & Pam Schweitzer


Fee: The course fee is $300 (scholarships available), which includes recordings of guided meditations, handouts, and the retreat.


For more information or to register, email or call Libby: 734-476-3070 or visit

Online Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion with Paulette Grotrian, M.A., & Carol Hendershot

In these difficult times, how we treat ourselves matters more than ever. The Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion will start you on your journey to more grace and ease.Years of scientific research have shown that applying these simple skills can reduce stress and anxiety and have lasting effects on your level of emotional well-being. In this course you will learn to:

  • Build a toolbox of mindfulness and self-compassion practices
  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
  • Increase your resilience in the face of stress
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Use mindfulness and self-compassion practices at home and in everyday life


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Free Introductory Session: Thursday, October 7, Noon - 1:15 pm ET, Live via Zoom
Class Schedule: Thursdays, October 14 - November  18, Noon - 1:15 pm ET, Live Via Zoom


Fee: The course fee is $150  or $100f for repeat attendees (scholarships available). Includes recorded meditations & handouts.


Visit for more information and to register for the program.

Exploring Mindful Eating: Professional Workshop and Public Workshop with Lynn Rossy

Professional Workshop: October 22, 2021, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Public Workshop, October 23, 2021, 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Pierpont Commons, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor & Virtually on Zoom

Lynn Rossy, Ph.D., is a health psychologist, author, researcher, and Kripalu and Energy Medicine Yoga (EMyoga©) teacher specializing in mindful eating and living. She teaches a mindful eating program called Eat for Life. She is the President of The Center for Mindful Eating and the Executive Director of Tasting Mindfulness.

Professional Workshop, Friday, Oct. 22: Exploring Mindful Eating: Research, Practice, and Application
Day One of Discover Mindful Eating is designed for professionals who work with clients with disordered eating and eating disorders (e.g., binge eating and bulimia nervosa). Learn about the research on the life-affirming practice of mindful eating, understand the philosophical underpinnings, learn how to introduce mindful eating and related practices to your clients, and practice mindful eating yourself. Specialized resources for ongoing support to you after the workshop will be provided.

Public Workshop, Saturday, Oct. 23: The Joy of Mindful Eating
In Day Two, open to both professional and public audiences, learn BASICS of Mindful Eating, a tool which can change the way you eat forever. Learn to use mindfulness to identify hunger and satiety, to soothe your emotions without food, to connect to your body with compassion, and to savor food for the greatest enjoyment. Largely experiential, this workshop will generate a greater appreciation for eating, feelings of gratitude for your body, and the desire to care for your body with joy.

Our current plan is to offer the workshop virtually and in-person. If the changing COVID situation requires, we may limit or eliminate the in-person component of the workshops. Note that our in-person venue requires everyone to show proof of vaccination, use a mask, and practice social distancing.

Fees: $150 for 1 day; $250 for 2 days. Early Bird (register by Oct. 7th): $125 for 1 day; $225 for 2 days.
Scholarships available. CEs will be available for social workers (11 hours); $100 fee


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Basic Mindfulness Skills for Difficult Times

Instructors: Libby Robinson, Ph.D., MSW and Anne Asker, J.D., MSc

Short Course in Mindful Self-Compassion
Instructors: Paulette Grotrian and Karen Kerr.

Mindfulness-Based Dementia Care

Instructor, Laura Rice-Oeschger, LMSW

Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Care

Instructor: Mariko Foulk, LMSW, ACSW

Mindfulness for Parents

Instructor: Barbara Newell

Mindfulness-Based Forgiveness Group for Older Adults (60+)

Instructor: Mariko Foulk, LMSW, ACSW.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Age 60+

Instructor: Mariko Foulk, LMSW, ACSW.

Mid-Morning Mindfulness a.k.a. Mindfulness Mini-Course 

Instructor: Barbara Newell

Class Descriptions
Detailed description of mindfulness classes offered.
Meet the Teachers
Find out about our group of mindfulness instructors.
Drop-In Sessions
Weekly guided meditation sessions open to members of the community.