Class Schedule

MBSR Programs

There are currently two classes being offered per year. Classes are held at UF Health at Shands in Gainesville, Florida and are open to everyone.

 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

with Nancy Lasseter, Ed.S.,LMHC

January 31st – March 7th, 2018

Plus a Day of Mindfulness February 24th 9:30 am -4:30 pm

This class is open to all members of the community!

This class is based on the Stress Reduction Program founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 that has been featured in the PBS documentary Healing and The Mind.  Since its beginning, over 24,000 people have completed this program.

Six Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Shands FAB building, NE of the UF Health Shands East parking garage next to Shands North Tower See map.

Includes a Day of Mindfulness on  Saturday , November 11th from 9:30 – 4:30 pm

Fee: $250               19 CEUs available for LCSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs*

*Sorry, no partial credit given. Must attend all classes including the Day of Mindfulness to receive credit.

Registration Questions

  • To Register or for more information, please email John Kieslich, UF Health Arts in Medicine Operations Asst. at or call 352.733.0880

or email  Nancy Lasseter at

Nancy Lasseter has been teaching MBSR in the Gainesville community since 2004. In addition to her work as an Integrative Medicine Wellness Educator at UF Health at Shands, she has a small private practice as a Mental Health Counselor specializing in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for anxiety, depression, and self esteem issues.

For more detail about MBSR and other MBSR program, visit the Center for Mindfulness web site at:

Why Learn Mindfulness Meditation Practices?
Scientific evidence reveals that we can add neurons to the parts of our brain that are most active when we feel happy and alert. Evidence shows that MBSR grads have done this. Happy people, it turns out, live longer, achieve more success, maintain stronger relationships and lead healthier lives. These are pretty good reasons to devote eight weeks of your life to this program. Mindfulness meditation is happiness training. It is not about trying to empty the mind of all thoughts. Rather, it’s about learning how not to get caught up in the same-old-stories that are constantly filling our minds; stories that often result in unhealthy feelings and reactions. It’s about training our minds to choose healthy responses to life’s stressors.

MBSR 6 week program includes:
• Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
• Gentle stretching and introductory mindful yoga and qigong
• Group dialogue
• Daily homework assignments
• Instructional audio files or 4 CDs and a practice manual
• Full Day of Mindfulness