MBSR Omaha

Our mission is to support our community in living with greater ease. MBSR and mindfulness skills develop our ability to respond differently to everyday stressors resulting in greater ease throughout our lives. We offer mindfulness-based training, practice, and consultation to individuals, groups, schools, and businesses. Join us for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction or Work-Based Mindfulness training in the Omaha area. Offering Mindfulness training since 2014.

What is MBSR?

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week stress reduction class designed to help students understand personal patterns of stress reactivity through the use of mindfulness practices. Mindful awareness can change the way we respond to stress in our lives.

MBSR starts at the beginning. No previous meditation or yoga experience required! Both experienced and novice students report the training supports their growth and healing.

      Students will learn and practice:

  • Mindfulness Meditation – learn new methods or deepen your practice
  • Mindful yoga
  • Everyday mindful activities such as mindful eating and mindful noticing

What is Mindfulness?

• Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, without judgment.
(J. Kabat-Zinn, 1994).

• Knowing what you are doing while you are doing it is the essence of mindfulness practice.
(J. Kabat-Zinn, 2013).

• Meditation is synonymous with the practice of non-doing. We aren’t practicing to make things perfect or to do things perfectly. Rather, we practice to grasp and realize (make real for ourselves) the fact that things already are perfect, perfectly what they are.
(J. Kabat-Zinn, 1994)

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What do we know about MBSR?

MBSR is a time-tested and research-supported method for:

  • Bringing greater ease into one’s life and learning to live more fully
  • Assisting individuals dealing with physical concerns such as chronic pain, cancer, cardiac and stress-related disorders, as well as emotional concerns
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Assisting those dealing with life transitions
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Dr. Theresa O’Halloran
MBSR Omaha Founder/Teacher

Dr. Theresa O’Halloran has been studying mindfulness practices since 2001, is a Qualified MBSR teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and has completed yoga teacher training. Dr. O’Halloran is passionate about mindfulness practices and started teaching MBSR classes in 2014. Theresa also teaches Work-Based Mindfulness on-site in workplaces. Additionally, Theresa is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska, and has been a counselor since 1989.

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