Ease into Focus

Mindfulness :  “The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment.”
– Jon Kabat Zinn, founder of MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

MBSR 8-week In-person Program

Make a change in your life with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself
and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.

8-Week program – Classes begin May 28, 2022

Enroll now!


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction™

The Mindfulness–Based Stress Reduction™ Program was founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  He describes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ (MBSR™) as a well-defined, systematic, patient-centered approach to teach people how to take better care of themselves and live healthier and more adaptive lives.  MBSR™ training teaches participants how to refine their attention and awareness to help cope and respond more effectively to stress, pain, and even illness.


Lucy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified MBSR™ Teacher in the greater San Antonio area. Her 20 years of specialization in trauma and anxiety has led Lucy to attain Certification in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ (MBSR™) from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness, Health Care, and Society. Lucy is an accomplished instructor using evidence-based practices to teach participants mindfulness and stress reduction techniques aimed at strengthening resiliency to stress, increasing cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being, and enhancing skills in communication, planning, decision making, and adaptability to change.

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There are a number of breathing techniques you can use to make life vivid and more enjoyable. The first exercise is very simple. As you breathe in, you say to yourself, “Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.” And as you breathe out, say, “Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out.” Just that. You don’t even need to recite the whole sentence; you can use just two words: “In” and “Out.” This technique can help you keep your mind on your breath. As you practice, your breath will become peaceful and gentle, and your mind and body will also become peaceful and gentle. This is not a difficult exercise. In just a few minutes you can realize the fruit of meditation.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Lucy presents educational and training workshops on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™, Trauma, and Making Adaptive Choices.

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To set an appointment, or find out more information regarding classes, teacher and/or therapist trainings, or group presentations, please contact us.

“It becomes a new way of thinking. During the brief discussions during each session, participants shared similar stories of being pleasantly surprised at how good we all felt about our own ability to better cope with stress.”
– David P.