Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Online!
Online Classes and Orientation Sessions

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE!

Medstar Georgetown’s MBSR orientations and courses are now being offered online, due to COVID-19.  To enroll, you must attend an online orientation, as follows:

ONLINE MBSR ORIENTATION SESSIONS: 

These free, 90-minute introductory sessions are designed equally for those who know that they want to take the course, as well as those who have not yet decided and want to learn more.   

All orientation sessions are held online via Zoom at:
Meeting ID: 938 1339 8657
Passcode (if required): MBSR
https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/93813398657?pwd=youS2NPRTQzeTVPdmZKbVFsVE1sTDNBdz09

The only technical requirement is a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a working camera and internet access. Please arrange to log in 10 minutes before the posted start time. Upcoming orientations will be as follows:

2021

  • Wednesday, January 27th at 7pm
  • Wednesday, February 3rd at 7pm Friday
  • February 5th at 9am Wednesday
  • February 10th at 7pm

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class Sessions

Tuesday evenings

  • Dates: January, 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6-9 p.m. and 6 - 9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, February 6th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday mornings

  • Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, February 6th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday evenings

  • Dates: February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6-9 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, March 20th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday mornings

  • Dates: February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, March 20th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday evenings

  • Dates: March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6 - 9 p.m. and 6 - 9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, May 1st from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Thursday mornings

  • Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, May 1st from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Wednesday evenings

  • Dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6-9 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, June 5th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday mornings

  • Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, June 5th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday evenings

  • Dates: June 8 , 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6 - 9 p.m. and 6 - 9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, July 10th from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Thursday mornings

  • Dates: June 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, July 10th from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Wednesday evenings

  • Dates: August 11, 18, 25; September 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6-9 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, September 11th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday mornings

  • Dates: August 13, 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, September 11th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday evenings

  • Dates: September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6 - 9 p.m. and 6 - 9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Thursday mornings

  • Dates: September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, October 16th from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Wednesday evenings

  • Dates: October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 2, 9, 16 (skipping Thanksgiving week)
  • Times: 6 - 8:30 p.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 6-9 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m., respectively)
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, Saturday November 20th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday mornings

  • Dates: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 4, 11, 18 (skipping Thanksgiving week)
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m. (except the first and last classes, which are 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. respectively).
  • All Day Retreat: Saturday, November 20th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

DECIDING WHICH SESSION TO TAKE.  Because MBSR is entirely experiential,  participation in all classes is key to benefitting fully.  If you know now that you will need to miss more than one class or the retreat for a given session, please elect to attend a different session. 

How to Enroll in MedStar Georgetown MBSR Program

There are four steps to enroll in the MBSR class at MedStar Georgetown: 

  1. Register by completing the online registration form
  2. Attend an orientation session online via Zoom at:
    Meeting ID: 938 1339 8657
    Passcode (if required): MBSR
    https://georgetown.zoom.us/j/93813398657?pwd=youS2NPRTQzeTVPdmZKbVFsVE1sTDNBdz09
  3. Brief individual check-in with a course instructor (at the orientation)
  4. Payment 
    Please be prepared to pay $550 by check at the interview following the orientation or after the interview. You may mail the check to: 
    Ashley Mason, Patient Services Supervisor 
    Department of Psychiatry
    2115 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 200
    Washington DC, 20007

After completing the four steps listed above, you will receive an email confirming your enrollment in your chosen class. Enrollment capacity is 25 students for evening courses, and 11 students for morning classes. If the course you are interested in is full, you will have an opportunity to be placed on a wait list for that course, register for a different course, or ask to be notified when new course dates are announced.