Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR Program – Evenings, Orange County, CA, February 2020

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Evening MBSR Program

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – MBSR Program – Evenings, Orange County, CA, February 2020

February 4th - March 24th 2020

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Led by Hugh O’Neill

1202 Bristol Street Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
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For Hugh O'Neill, email Hugh@mindful-way.com or call 951-750-9020

Join us in Orange County, CA for this 8-week MBSR – mindfulness based stress reduction program. Our class meets for two hours each Tuesday Evening 6:30 – 8:30 pm with an all-day retreat on Saturday, march 7th.

MBSR is the most widely researched and highly acclaimed mindfulness curriculum. Designed to benefit anyone who wants to be able to handle stress more effectively and to enhance personal coping skills. Taught for more than 40 years to diverse populations around the world, MBSR will take you through a step by step program to understand the mind body connection and teach you skills to consciously and methodically create new approaches to deal with stress, pain, illness and the demanding challenges of everyday life. The course consists of weekly two hour classes and Saturday retreat. This highly participatory program includes:

  • Guided instruction in Mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching exercises and mindful yoga
  • Educational discussions on various aspects of stress and wellness
  • Daily home assignments

As a result of attending this course, many participants report they:

  • Better able to manage stress, fear, anger, anxiety and depression at home and at work
  • Feel less judgmental and critical of themselves and others
  • Experience more focus, clarity, enhanced decision making and executive function
  • Improved communication skills
  • Decrease the frequency and length of medical visits to healthcare providers and reduction in the use of prescription and non-prescription medications


Hugh O’Neill

Hugh O’Neill

Hugh O’Neill is co-owner of Mindful-Way.com, and a certified MBSR Teacher and International teacher trainer and retreat leader.  Hugh has studied and practiced meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. His many years of creative and management experience in the media industry, including significant time working in international news and documentary production, combined with his intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation programs enable him to skillfully relate the concepts and practices of mindfulness with sensitivity and compassion to a wide range of populations.  His experience working in the news business in Ireland and Northern Ireland has given him personal experience with Gun Violence; combined with his training in Trauma Informed Mindfulness makes him a key part of our work with offering MBSR to Survivors Empowered.. Hugh has taught more than 100 MBSR courses and dozens of other mindfulness programs at universities, medical centers, corporations and government agencies including the US Navy.  He is the lead instructor on a multi year- multi site NIH study on MBSR for Parents of developmentally delayed children. Hugh has also been a presenter at the International Scientific Conference on Mindfulness, is a regular event speaker, and is the lead mindfulness teacher in a number of clinical research projects. Hugh has trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the originator of the MBSR program, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. He has studied and lived in residence at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center under the guidance of Zen Master Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi, and is Certified as an MBSR teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.