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MBSR Courses with Dr. Myra Weiss

About Dr. Myra Weiss (DSW)

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Myra Weiss is a doctoral-level Clinical Social Worker, with a post-graduate Certificate in Family Therapy (working with individuals, couples, and families). She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD) and has reached the highest rank in teaching family therapy (Approved Supervisor: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists – AAMFT).

Her own personal psychotherapy experience and forty-year meditation practice proved the potentially transformative possibilities of meditation.

Dr. Weiss’ personal experience was the initiative to study and teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She was fortunate enough to study with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli and senior faculty at the Center for Mindfulness (CFM)/UMass Medical Center (Worcester, MA) in their Professional Training for Healthcare Professionals, as well as the Teaching Development Intensive (TDI).

Background in Teaching – Private Practice
  • Taught and directed the Hunter School of Social Work Post-Masters Program in Clinical Social Work - Family Therapy Unit

  • Continuous teaching MBSR to individuals and groups for 12 years

  • Continuous teaching Advanced/Graduate groups for people who have completed a six-eight session MBSR Course, taught by Dr. Weiss or elsewhere.

  • Provides workshops on "Teaching MBSR to Individuals" to social work students, MBSR teachers and non-profit social-service organizations

  • Private supervision/consultation to MBSR teachers on group and individual teaching of MBSR

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as an Adjunct to Outpatient Psychotherapy, by Dr. Weiss (»Click Here to read the article)

  • Dr. Weiss’ Two-Session Basic Stress Reduction Course, as reported in O/The Oprah Magazine (»Click Here to read the article)

Dr. Myra Weissís approach to teaching Meditation to individuals and dyads (2-persons at one time):
  1. Assessment of individual and inter-personal dynamics.

  2. Create a comfortable, empathic environment that recognizes a personís impediments to learning meditaton.

  3. Flexibility of methods in teaching meditation.

Why People Choose To Learn Individually Or With One Other Person:
  1. Their scheduling difficulties.

  2. They want more individual learning than can be gotten in a group.

  3. Not comfortable in groups situations.

»Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
»4 Session Course for Chronic Anxiety
»Basic Stress Reduction
»Graduate MBSR Course

Mindfulness Meditation CD's and MP3's
CD's & MP3's:
»CD & MP3 Overview
»Relieving Physical or Emotional Pain Mindfully
»Mindfullness Meditation
»Basic Stress Reduction
»Reduccion Basica Del Estres

»Oprah Magazine Article
»Interest Stories
»Dr. Weiss's Paper

As Seen in Oprah Magazine
Oprah Magazine
Oprah Magazine (October, 2002) published an extensive article by Michelle Burford examining several approaches to relieve stress. Dr. Weiss was honored by Michelle's conclusions about her Basic Stress Reduction Course.

»Click Here to read the article.

MBSR on your iPod, iPhone, mp3

MP3's now available!

Listen on your iPod or smart phone! »Click Here to see more.
What is MBSR?

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, is a self-directed way to greater awareness and control in your life. Awareness permits choice in how to respond and influence circumstances, as opposed to being carried away by current of stress. »Click Here to learn more.
What Does "Mindfulness" Mean?

To be mindful is to develop skills in attention and moment-to-moment awareness. You learn to transform stressful situations by going through them in a skillful way, in order to get beyond them. This is accomplished by using awareness of one's breath and body to achieve skills of relaxed observing and clarity.
How Can the Courses & CD's Help?

Relieving bodily tension that occurs with chronic physical and/or emotional conditions. Research has indicated that these courses lower levels of depression, anxiety, panic states, and physical pain.

A 30-minute, Free Evaluation Session is required to consider the appropriateness of these programs for you.
»Click Here to Dr. Weiss for an evaluation.
About Dr. Myra Weiss (DSW)

Dr. Weiss is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD), has reached the highest rank in teaching family therapy (Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

»Click Here to learn more.
Contact Dr. Weiss

To inquire about the courses contact:
Dr. Myra Weiss (D.S.W.)
372 Central Park West
New York, New York 10025
Phone & Fax: (212) 316-7855

To listen to and purchase CD's or MP3's, visit Dr. Weiss's page at:
MBSR-NYC & Dr. Myra Weiss

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