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:

October 2020

  • October 15 at 9 a.m. (log in by 8:50 a.m.)
  • October 19 at 7 p.m. (log in by 6:50 p.m.)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class Sessions

Tuesday evenings

  • Dates: August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22.
  • 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: Sunday, September 13th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday mornings

  • Dates: August 6, 13, 20, 27; September 3, 10, 17, 24.
  • 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: Sunday, September 13th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednessday evenings

  • Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21.
  • 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 3rd from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday mornings

  • Dates: September 4, 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23.
  • 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 3rd from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday evenings

  • Dates: October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7, 14.
  • 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, November 28th from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

Wednesday mornings

  • Dates: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; December 2, 9, 16.
  • 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, December 5th 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.