Prescribing MBSR for stress-related illness
Help your patients take care of themselves, avoid excessive emergency room visits, and reduce over-reliance on medication through mindfulness training with StressCare.
Effective, low cost, with long-lasting results
Mindful attention has been shown to increase self-care and well-being even in the face of very high stress experiences like chronic pain, illness, aging and loss. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an effective, low cost, evidence-based 8-week intervention for reducing stress and pain. Read more about the efficacy of MBSR and get links to articles and studies.
Calming body and mind
Our MBSR participants learn basic skills for calming body and mind, learn how to recognize and interrupt a stress cycle, and benefit from the physiological healing even at the level of immune function that is generated through mindful attention.
Generating creative self-care responses
Participants learn a method for becoming balanced and tolerant in the face of challenging physical, emotional, and mental states. Participants learn how to generate creative self-care responses, rather than turning to maladaptive coping like overeating or neglect of the body that exacerbate their health conditions. Read more about the well-being and self-care that develop through mindfulness training. Contact us if you have questions – we love to hear from you.
MBSR helps with provider burnout, too
We welcome both providers and patients in any of our 8-Week Courses. Providers suffering from burnout and stress in their health care roles also benefit from MBSR. Developing mindful attention can help restore a sense of purpose, as well as restoring physical and emotional balance at work. MBSR has been shown to improve provider-patient communication and presence, resulting in better diagnostic skill, higher patient satisfaction, and fewer errors.
Rely on StressCare for quality MBSR
Be confident in our work. StressCare supporters include over 50 key referring health care providers from all over the Bay Area who recommend MBSR to their patients as essential to overall health care. StressCare also receives referrals from many providers not currently on our regular announcement list. See the StressCare Board.
StressCare’s Mission is to provide highest quality, readily accessible, low cost and reliable MSBR courses in the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) for both patients and providers, and to be a referral resource for providers needing effective complementary services for their patients facing chronic illness, stress, pain, and the many stages of aging and loss. Invite your patient to join an 8-Week Course now.
Get email reminders so you can refer on time
Physicians, nurse practitioners, psychotherapists, somatic therapists, physiotherapists, body workers, and other health care providers whose patients present chronic stress and pain are invited to sign up for Provider Announcements (see sidebar) for quarterly updates, reminders, and news regarding StressCare MBSR courses. StressCare does not share referrer emails with anyone else.
CE credit when you take an 8-Week MBSR Course
Qualifying health care professionals may earn twenty-five hours of continuing education (CE) credit when you take an 8-Week MBSR Course. CE credit is provided through the Spiritual Competency Resource Center which co-sponsors this program.
- The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCRC maintains responsibility for its programs and their content.
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) accepts CE credit for license renewal by LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs for programs from CE-approved sponsors of the APA. LCSWs and LMFTs from states other than California must check with their state licensing board for approval.
- SCRC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California.
Qualifying participants may register for CE participation and 25 hours of CE credit as part of StressCare’s regular online registration for an 8-Week MBSR Course. The CE fee is $150.00, payable to StressCare.
Read more about participant rules and responsibilities here.